Please find the committee application here. Upon completion your application will be sent to the respective committee director.
Director: Sylvia Edwards, RN, MS, IBCLC
Chair: Position open
Committee Description: External Affairs works to develop relationships with other organizations where the expertise of the IBCLC is needed.
Director: Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CCE
Chair: Position open
The goal of the USLCA Marketing Committee is to promote the IBCLC credential. The alphabet soup of breastfeeding helpers is growing. We need to effectively spread the message that for mothers and babies, IBCLCs are the ones to see and for aspiring lactation professionals, IBCLCs are the ones to be!
Chair: Alicia Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, RD
Committee Description: The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) is the professional association for IBCLCs within the United States. Membership is open to anyone who supports breastfeeding and the advancement of the IBCLC. USLCA Chapters provide local, community based opportunities for networking and education. Any group whose mission aligns with USLCA may submit an application to become an official chapter.
Director: Maureen Dann, PNP, IBCLC
Chair: Open position
Committee Description: The Professional Development Committee works to offer continuing education opportunities for all professionals in lactation. IBCLCs, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, physicians, researchers, educators, and peer counselors working with breastfeeding women gain valuable resources which aid in their daily clinical practice. USLCA is accredited through IBLCE and ANCC to provide CERP credit and nursing contact hours. The professional development committee also oversees the planning and development of all the USLCA sponsored conferences.
Director: Marsha Walker,RN, IBCLC, RLC
Chair: Judy Gutowski, BA, IBCLC, RLC
Committee Description: The goal of the USLCA is to fully integrate International Board Certified Lactation Consultants into the US healthcare system in order to provide consumer protection and ensure skilled clinical lactation services are available and provided equitably.