USLCA is excited to welcome the members of its first ever Advisory Board! This new endeavor with USLCA is an opportunity to bring together individuals with diversity of background, thoughts and experience to expand to the knowledge and skills of the organization.
Nichelle Clark (she/her)
USLCA Advisory Board Chair, CBS
– Virginia –
Nichelle is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist (CBS), wife, and mother of one from Chesapeake, Virginia. Born and raised in Upper Marlboro, MD, Nichelle joined the United State Navy in 2010 and served honorably for 7.5 years. In her spare time, she admins multiple online support groups for People of Color. She is the owner of SonShine & Rainbows Lactation Services, providing breastfeeding support and lactation education to her local community.
Whitney Dula (she/her)
– Maryland –
Whitney is a proud Marylander, a fierce advocate for perinatal health and lactation support, and babywearing nerd. She currently owns The Mama’s Dula LLC, a lactation- focused postpartum care service based in Prince George’s County, MD; in addition to being a community/public health-based lactation consultant for the Montgomery Co. Department of Health and Human Services under the Babies Born Healthy Program. When not working, she can be found volunteering with the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition where she is currently President or doing advocacy work with USLCA and Black Breastfeeding 365. Her most important job however is being mom to her two exclusively breastfed girls and wife to her extremely supportive husband .
CLS, Perinatal Health Specialist, Doula
– California –
Jasmine Creighton is a wife, mother of two, and pet mom of two residing in Southern California (Inland Empire area). She is a Certified Lactation Specialist and Perinatal Health Specialist. Jasmine teaches newborn basics and breastfeeding classes for Loma Linda Children’s Hospital as well as leads the weekly Breastfeeding Support Group. Additionally, she is the advocacy liaison for the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition. She is passionate for everything birth and lactation related, and strongly advocates for more education and resources to Black and minority communities
CBD, CLC, CBE
– Texas –
Amber Porter is a native of Iowa and the middle child of three and the only girl, Amber relocated to Dallas at the age of 10. After high school she became a Certified Medical Assistant. Working as a CMA she attended to a lot of elderly patients, and throughout the years went on to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner, an Activities Coordinator, a Lifestyle Director, and a Memory Care Director. She loved what she was doing but it was not fulfilling. Amber became a mother at a very young age, and that first experience ignited a passion deep within her. She is the mother of 5 wonderful children ranging from the ages of 7 to 24. Amber’s journey into motherhood made her realize that pregnancy comes with so many questions and emotions. She is an educator at heart and thrives on providing information so that you may make informed decisions regarding your pregnancy and delivery. Amber is kind and loving with a personality and positive spirit that fills the room. She is knowledgeable and passionate about the care that you receive during your journey. Amber can confidently support births of any type but specializes in unmedicated birth, teenage pregnancy, IVF and birth after loss.
As a devout Apostolic Pentecostal Christian, she is deeply rooted in her faith. Amber is active in her church community and is a leader for the Autism and Us Organization, a member of DONA International, National Black Doula Association, and the Black Maternal Health Association, and Texas Midwives Association. She is a Best Certified Doula, Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, Aromatherapist and student Midwife. In her free time, Amber enjoys reading, crafting and outdoor adventures with her three children who are still at home and their pet Newfypoo, Bonnie
Doula, Student – Masters in Human Lactation
– Florida –
Mohini is originally from Florida and works in social services as a case manager for the homeless and mentally disabled. She helps the needy find homes and get to a safe place with mental health counseling and sober living outpatient and inpatient therapy. . She has her bachelors of science in health and wellness and In her spare time she is a doula in Jacksonville, FL and human lactation student inspiring to become an IBCLC.