PHOTO: Nicole French, of Manalapan, is named to March of Dimes New Jersey Board of Directors.

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Nicole French, CLC, Regional Director, Acelleron Medical Products, has been named to the March of Dimes New Jersey Board of Directors. March of Dimes board members, who serve as volunteers, oversee the business of the chapter and implementation of the March of Dimes strategic plan for the success of its mission.  They serve two-year terms. She is part of a distinguished group of directors for the organization that recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

Nicole French is regional director of Acelleron Medical Products, the durable medical equipment division of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, NJ. As regional director, Nicole is responsible for business development and expansion of the home medical equipment division within New Jersey and Pennsylvania, specializing in respiratory products, and infant feeding devices. Expansion initiatives include: organic growth supporting hospitals and other clinical settings, strategic partnering with Acelleron's parent company PHHC, supporting external non-profits and other organizations, and establishing/managing regional operations to support new business.

Nicole has recently earned her Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) credential, from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, in order to provide breastfeeding counseling and management support to families. In the community, CLCs are dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation in their work to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems.

“The March of Dimes would not survive without the support and leadership of our volunteers.  I am looking forward to working with Nicole - to work together for stronger, healthier babies.  It is a privilege to have her serve on our board,” said James Young, State Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes.