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In Loving Memory

Pat Bucknell

The passing of Pat Bucknell marks the end of a life lived with love, kindness, and selfless dedication to others. Her memory will forever be cherished by her loved ones and those fortunate enough to have been touched by her generosity and warmth. Her influence will continue to live on in the lives of those she has left behind.


Pat was one of the founding members of OLCA.  She served as the Membership Chair from 1997 until 2021.  She was awarded Member of the Year in 2013.  And, in 2021, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Pat was a friend and mentor to many of the lactation consultants in Ohio and we will miss her dearly.

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What is OLCA and how do I become involved?

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Are you a new IBCLC?

If you have recently passed the IBCLC Exam, you are invited to receive a complimentary OLCA Membership for one year!  Please complete the Contact Form below, and be sure to enter "NEW IBCLC" in the subject line, and your IBCLC ID Number along with a message requesting a new IBCLC Membership.  Upon approval by the Membership Chair, you will have access to our exclusive Members Only content!


Are you a BIPOC IBCLC?

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is essential to the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association's mission to be the voice of Ohio Lactation Consultants in their efforts to transform society.

Annual Breastfest Conference

OLCA's 32nd Annual Breastfest Conference will be held in person and virtually on March 15th and  16th, 2024.

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Education Meetings

OLCA offers free education opportunities to members with CERPs. These opportunities are offered at member meetings in September and November.


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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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