USLCA is excited to announce the candidates for our two open board member positions. In accordance with the USLCA bylaws, board members will be elected by a ballot vote of the membership, by a majority of ballots returned. Each candidate needs a majority acceptance to be awarded their board seat.
IBCLC members of USLCA are eligible to vote to accept or reject the candidates listed below. Voting will be open from February 10, 2020 – March 11, 2020.
To learn more about the responsibilities of our currently vacant positions, you may review our job description here.
Stacy Davis, MPH, IBCLC
Stacy Davis is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Over the course of her 20 years of public health career, Stacy has had an intense focus on addressing health equity locally, nationally and internationally, particularly in the areas of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Her professional experience includes curriculum development, policy, program management, implementation strategies and skilled lactation care; affording her opportunities to spearhead renowned, national programs focused on supporting birth and breastfeeding equity amongst Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and their children.
As former executive director of the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color, Stacy lead the organization’s tremendous growth by establishing the nonprofit as a brand and leader in the field of MCH- addressing racial equity in lactation support and education, acting as a panelist and collaborator with other leaders and organizations, and holding privileged organizations accountable and responsible for the health and well-being of rural and urban communities of color. Additionally, Stacy Davis has participated in the growth and expansion of equitable access to lactation training programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and lead the first-of-its-kind safe space retreat- The Amazing R.A.C.E.- for MCH providers, organizations and professionals to gather, learn and collaborate.
Stacy has received extensive training in racial equity, and cultural competence and humility through programs such as Race Forward’s, formally known as Center for Social Inclusion, First Food Racial Equity Cohort. Stacy has a Bachelor degree in Health Administration from Davenport University and a Masters of Public Health from Western Michigan University. Currently, she is a Regional Lactation Consultant for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services WIC Division. Stacy is a lifelong resident of Detroit, MI, where she resides with her 4 sons.
Petra Colindres, M.A., RDN, LDN, IBCLC
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Lactation Consultant Petra Colindres is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and licensed dietitian with a passion for pediatric nutrition. She received her Master’s in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) with a focus in early childhood nutrition, finishing a dietetic internship through OU Medical Center as well as clinical lactation training through OUHSC. Over the last five years, Petra has seen infant and pediatric patients in a variety of settings and worked to increase community access for maternal-infant dyad support through telehealth, consults, and provider education. Petra values the importance of the first thousand days of an infant’s life (from conception to two years) to be the standard for future successful health outcomes. She enjoys working with the family unit, to get everyone working together to achieve well-being. As a Mother and nutrition lifestyle expert, Petra believes a healthy lifestyle should include changes that are easy to fit into your life, food that tastes good, and moments that make you feel fulfilled.