Angela has been an educator and clinician for over 20 years. She became an IBCLC in 2005 providing evidence-based care within an academic medical center and within her community. She has taught all aspects of breastfeeding to nurses, physicians, speech pathologist, dietitians and many other healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals for more than 15 years. She completed her Ph.D. at Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation focused on the breastfeeding complexities of late preterm infants.
Brooke is passionate about helping mothers achieve their breastfeeding goals. Brooke has
written several policies and procedures to help accomplish positive breastfeeding experiences including the use of informal donor milk, late preterm feeding policy and
hypoglycemia policy. Brooke represented the state of Arizona at the United States
Breastfeeding Committee conference in Washington, D.C. in 2014. While there Brooke had
the opportunity to do some political activism by speaking to the senior advisor to Senator Jeff
Flake and giving Senator John McCain’s office printed information about three pieces of
breastfeeding legislation. Brooke has had the pleasure of speaking at several events about
lactation assistance in the hospital and how to coordinate care once home.
Renee has been a breastfeeding advocate for over 30 years and earned her IBCLC 20+ years ago. In addition to her RN-IBCLC background, she has extensive experience in mass communication, marketing, technical writing, and non-profit development. Renee has been or is currently a member, a volunteer, or an employee for various professional and community
organizations that focus not only lactation science and services, but also women, children, and family health and advocacy. Renee is the owner of Mindful Lactation, LLC based in Tucson, Arizona. Renee has served ABC in the past as the President (2002-2007) and as Communication Director (2007-2014).
Both a second-generation La Leche Leader, Marissa is the mother of one son. She continues to volunteer with La Leche League of Arizona, serves as the (almost Past-) President of the Central Arizona Lactation Consultant Association, and is a former Volunteer Educator for Babywearing International of Phoenix. She holds memberships with many professional associations, including the Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition since 2010, and served as a delegate for ABC at the United States Breastfeeding Committee Meeting in 2016. Marissa is passionate about empowering families and facilitating opportunities for community and medical professionals
What Drives Us
Our mission is to work collaboratively to increase rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration to improve the health of Arizona's families.