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About Us

OLCA (Ohio Lactation Consultant Association) is one of the oldest lactation consultant organizations in the country. We fully embrace and are committed to the directives included in the World Health Organization, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, and the ILCA Position Paper on Infant Feeding.

Members of OLCA come from all over the state of Ohio. You do not have to be a certified Lactation Consultant to belong. Our members bring with them a wish to support and promote breastfeeding in our state. Some are members of the medical field, some are dietitians, others belong to LLL. Many of our members are active in other professional associations and serve as links for breastfeeding dialogue across the state.

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Meet Our Team

OLCA is comprised of dedicated lactation professionals in Ohio who volunteer their time to work towards OLCA's mission - "To be the voice of Ohio Lactation Consultants in their efforts to transform society into a breastfeeding culture. To empower, support, and educate our membership enabling them to be articulate agents for change."

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Laura Atkinson, ASN, RN, IBCLC

President

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Carly Dulabon MD, IBCLC

Vice President

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Mandisa L'Bert-Kaalima RN, BSN, IBCLC

Secretary

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Chris Smith, RN, IBCLC

Treasurer

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June Myers IBCLC

President-Elect

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Brittney Gibson IBCLC

Northwest Representative

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Kirstin Fortune APRN-CNP, IBCLC

Northeast Representative

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Melissa Courts, BS, IBCLC

Southwest Representative

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Amy Thomas, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Central Representative

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Amber Sheeks, MPH, RD, LD, IBCLC

Southeast Representative

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Nicole Sword, RN IBCLC

Publicity Chair

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Debbi Smith-Moore

Website Editor

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Jennifer Foster, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Historian

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Mary Ann Blatz, DNP, RNC-NIC, IBCLC

CEU/CERP Coordinator

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