USLCA appreciates all lactation care providers who are supporting breastfeeding families and advocating for our profession! Each year we honor individuals who are making a particular impact for our profession.
Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners!
Terry Jo Curtis Award:
Award of Excellence:
Outstanding Chapter Award:
USLCA Annual Award nominations are now open for 2023. Nominate yourself or a colleague to be recognized for outstanding contributions in our field for 2023. You may nominate yourself or a colleague for the USLCA Award of Excellence, Changemaker Award, and The Terry Jo Curtis IBCLC Award.
Want to be a part of the awards committee? We need volunteers to help review nominations and select next year’s winners. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us congratulate our previous years’ winners! Click each name to see their full story:
USLCA Award of Excellence
Awarding those working to advance the lactation profession within the US through leadership, advocacy, and education.
2022 Winner: Janiya Mitnaul Williams, MA, IBCLC, RLC, CLC
2021 Winner: Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC
2020 Winner: Debbi Heffern, RD, IBCLC
2019 Winner: Dr. Ellen Chetwynd, PhD, MPH, RN, BSN, IBCLC
2018 Winner: Lisa Marasco, MA, IBCLC, FILCA
2017 Winner: Colette Acker, IBCLC
2016 Winner: Leah Aldridge, JD, IBCLC, RLC
2015 Winner: Deborah Lang, MSN, RN, IBCLC
The Terry Jo Curtis Award
Awarding the exemplary efforts of a USLCA member who is working to improve equity within the US breastfeeding landscape.
2022 Winner: Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC
2021 Winner: Chanelle Andrews, CBS
2020 Winner: Lucia Jenkins, RN, IBCLC, RLC
2019 Winner: Stephanie Carroll, MBA, IBCLC, RLC
2018 Winner: Alicia C. Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
2017 Winner: Mellissa Alvarado, IBCLC
2016 Winner: Ana Maria Linares, DNS, RN, IBCLC, RLC
2015 Winner: Delicia Shimkoski, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Awarding the exemplary efforts of a USLCA member who is making great changes in advancing the promotion of human milk feeding.
2022 Winner :Paula Harrison Utilla, IBCLC, RLC
2021 Winner :Kristie Karroum, RN, FNP-C, IBCLC
2020 Winner: Janet Jones, IBCLC, RLC & Lauren Reyes, IBCLC, RLC
Outstanding Chapter Award
Recognizing a chapter’s achievements and dedication to the mission of USLCA.
2022 Winner: Northern Illinois Lactation Consultant Association
2021 Winner: Central Arizona Lactation Consultant Association
2020 Winner: Florida Lactation Consultant Association
2019 Winner: Pennsylvania Resource Organization for Lactation Consultants
2018 Winner: Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants
2017 Winner: Ohio Lactation Consultant Association
2016 Winner: IowaLCA
USLCA President’s Award
Awarding an IBCLC who demonstrates extraordinary service to USLCA and our profession.
2020 Winner: Sarah Lester, IBCLC
2019 Winner: Judy Levy-Stutsky, RN, IBCLC
2018 Winner: Annie Frisbie, IBCLC
2017 Winner: Pat Steimer, RN, IBCLC, LCCE
2016 Winner: Laurie Beck, RN, MSN, IBCLC, RLC
2015 Winner: Pat Lindsey, IBCLC, RLC