My name is Kristi Cortina and I am in the process of becoming an IBCLC, but before embarking on my professional journey I would help women on a peer to peer basis. I have been supporting breastfeeding and helping mothers breastfeed for about three years.
I have two Bachelors degrees, one in Accounting and the other in Business Management. I worked for the IRS as a revenue agent and used my Accounting background to audit taxpayer returns. My love for helping others do their taxes ultimately led me to the IRS, but during my 5.5 years in the Marine Corps I would help other Marines complete and file their returns.
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).
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.