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: Kathleen Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM, South Glastonbury, CT, United States

Board Liaison: Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi, BE, MIT, IBCLC, Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Staff Liaison: Jessica Lytle, Interim 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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