The Terry Jo Curtis Award

Terry Jo CurtisUSLCA created the Terry Jo Curtis Award to recognize the exemplary efforts of those increasing access and equity for the US IBCLC. Terry Jo Curtis, IBCLC, founded Indiana’s Black Breastfeeding Coalition and was a powerful voice promoting breastfeeding for all families in her community. She was proud to be an IBCLC. Sadly, Ms. Curtis passed on in May of 2014, but we honor her work with this award.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner!


The winner of the 2018 Terry Jo Curtis Award is Alicia C. Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD

As a registered dietitian and IBCLC her primary focus is on prevention of chronic disease through early interventions which include the promotion of breastfeeding and early nutrition education for parents. It is her belief that supporting lactation professionals is key to this personal mission and passion, as lactation professionals are on the front lines of infant public health and are such a loving and passionate group of professionals. For those of us who know her, she is an awesome example of just how much an IBCLC can achieve in this day and age. She inspires us to continue to work for our families in Georgia to help improve breastfeeding initiation and duration. We are very proud of Alicia and all she has achieved.