Congratulations to the 2021 winner!
The 2021 Award of Excellence goes to Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC
Dr. Lewis-Johnson has dedicated 13 years of advocacy, education, and excellence in service to the lactation field. With over 20 years in the nursing profession (labor & delivery, maternal-child, and surgical nursing), her experience as a Nursing Educator aided her in serving as the LER Lead Nurse Planner. In that position, Sekeita reviews all potential LER modules, ensuring that they meet the highest IBLCE and ANCC standards. These modules serve to provide basic lactation knowledge to thousands of professionals. In addition to accuracy, Sekeita works with instructors to ensure cultural humility, equity, diversity, and inclusion are infused into the fabric of these lessons.
As co-founder of the Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color (SEMI), Sekeita’s organization meets the unique needs for mentorship, fellowship, and professional growth of IBCLCs of color in Southeast Michigan. This initiative led to equitable access to culturally appropriate lactation support and advocacy in Southeast Michigan.
Competent and compassionate lactation care to the families she serves goes without saying. Sekeita meets parents exactly where they are. At the onset of Covid-19, Sekeita worked with SEMI to develop Mama’s Mobile Milk. It’s a program that transports milk to parents in Detroit and Flint, Michigan that are separated from their babies due to a NICU stay, temporary social service separation, or custodial issues.
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is more than deserving of the USLCA Award of Excellence!