Left to right: Cheryl Rothwell, Danielle Harmon, Lisa Brock, Christine Staricka, Jackee Haak, Dominique Gallo, Michelle Stulberger, Molly Peterson
Michelle Stulberger, MHA, IBCLC, RLC
Term 1: 2017-2020
Michelle Stulberger holds a Bachelor degree in Psychology, Masters of Healthcare Administration, and IBCLC (2014.) She is the Senior Director of Clinical Support Services for MedStar Visiting Nurse Association in Calverton, Maryland.
Dominique Gallo, IBCLC, RLC
Term 1: 2017-2020
Dominique Gallo has been helping mothers and advocating for breastfeeding since 2011 and has been an IBCLC since 2014. She is a wife to a wonderful husband and mommy to two beautiful girls and one adventurous little boy.
Jaclyn (Jackee) Haak, MPH, RN, IBCLC
Term 1: 2018-2021
of North Dakota is currently an RN Manager Lactation Services at Sanford Hospital. She is also the President-Elect for the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition.
The course of her career as a lactation consultant, mother, nurse and soldier and has not only honed her leadership skills, but has unearthed a passion for lactation care, policy, research and advocacy.
Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
Term 1: 2015-2018
Term 2: 2018-2021
Christine Staricka is an IBCLC and certified childbirth educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Her work in Bakersfield, CA area hospitals has encompassed inpatient and outpatient clinical consultation, ongoing staff education, and work toward Baby-Friendly certification. She is an experienced NICU, postpartum, and outpatient lactation consultant. In 2013, Christine co-founded a professional lactation education group called California Advanced Lactation Institute which has trained more than 100 individuals in basic breastfeeding management and preparation for the IBCLC exam. In 2014, Christine and 2 other IBCLCs opened California’s first licensed Baby Cafe location. Baby Cafe provides free breastfeeding support and IBCLC care in a welcoming and non-medical environment; it is a non-profit service which operates on in-kind donations and Christine and the IBCLC team volunteer their clinical services. Baby Cafe also provides the only venue in Kern County which allows individuals to obtain supervised clinical hours toward the IBCLC exam in a non-employment setting. In 2013 she and her local colleagues created Central Valley Lactation Association (CVLA), a chapter of USLCA, to coordinate efforts to support lactation professionals in California’s Central Valley. Christine met her husband of over 20 years while both were serving in the US Navy and they are the proud parents of 3 amazing daughters.
Lisa Brock, RN, BSN, IBCLC, RLC
Term 1: 2018-2021
of Wisconsin has grown professionally within her state chapter, the Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants (WALC) as an IBCLC and is currently a WALC member. She has been a Pediatric RN since 1988 years and an IBCLC since 1998. Professionally she practices clinically in a Pediatric clinic.
Her career has brought her the ability to work with diverse populations and deliver evidence based practices to the bedside of hospitalized critically ill neonates and their families, outpatient clinics as well as provide presentations to hospital staff, and continuing education conferences. She is passionate about the lactation profession and how increased scientific research has brought amplified knowledge and awareness regarding the mind blowing benefits of human milk.
Stacy Davis, MPH, IBCLC
Term 1: 2020-2023
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.
Danielle Harmon, MPH
Danielle Harmon joined USLCA as Executive Director after spending 2 years as the Breastfeeding Project Coordinator for a non-profit in her home town of Lincoln, Nebraska. During her time in Lincoln she also served on the leadership team for the Nebraska Breastfeeding Coalition. Danielle obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. During graduate school, she worked at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Lactation Foundation, where she developed an even stronger passion for breastfeeding and the important role of the IBCLC. Danielle reside in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their 2 young daughters.
Membership Coordinator & Office Manager
Cheryl Rothwell joined the USLCA in 2015 as Administrative Assistant. She has worked in an administrative capacity for non-profits for over 10 years. Her favorite aspects of her current role are interacting with USLCA members via phone or email and helping coordinate the behind-the-scenes logistics of various USLCA projects. She lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband and two young children.
Professional Development Coordinator
Molly Peterson, IBCLC
Molly Peterson joined the USLCA staff in January of 2017 as the Professional Development Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders with an Emphasis in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Illinois University in 2015. While in school, she worked at a small durable medical equipment facility helping moms obtain breast pumps through their insurance company. It was there she found her passion for breastfeeding and helping moms and babies. After graduation, she worked to fulfill the requirements to sit for her board exam in the spring of 2016. When she is not wearing her USLCA hat, she works as an IBCLC in private practice. Molly and her husband, Jacob live in Wisconsin and they enjoy cooking, geocaching, and watching movies.