The Advocacy Committee promotes the value of ILCA and the IBCLC in advocating for breastfeeding and skilled lactation care at the international, national, regional, and local levels. You can view the committee profile HERE.



Johanna Bergerman, B.SC.HEC., B.A. HON., IBCLC, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada



Angela Smith, RN, BA, CM, IBCLC, FILCA, Collaroy Plateau, NSW, Australia

Geri Fitzgerald, MSN, RN, CPNP, IBCLC, Bethany Beach, DE, United States

Linda J. Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA, Dayton, Ohio, United States

Maryse Arendt, IBCLC, BS Ped, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg



Board Liaison: Michele Griswold, MPH, RN, IBCLC, Old Lyme, CT, United States

Board Liaison: Mudiwah Kadeshe, MSN, RNC-OB, IBCLC, CCE, CLNC, Lanham, MD, United States

Staff Liaison: Dick Padlo, Executive Director, Apex, NC, United States

Administrative Liaison: Meredith Parker, Assistant to the Executive Director, Raleigh, NC, United States


ILCA needs you, your knowledge, and your expertise. This committee is currently seeking members. Consider getting involved by volunteering!

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