The ILCA International Code Committee is an appointed group of International Code experts (both ILCA members and non-members) whose primary responsibility is to expand the awareness, understanding, and application of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and relevant subsequent World Health Assembly resolutions. For more information about why ILCA values the work of this committee, read Ethical Leadership: Meeting Obligations Under the International Code on our blog. You can view the committee profile HERE.


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


Ana Novina, MS, Zagreb, Croatia

Ana Parilla‐Rodríguez, MD, MPH, FABM, IBCLC, LCCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Jen Peddlesden, BScPharm, IBCLC, Chestermere, Alberta, Canada

Elisabeth Sterken, BSc, MSc, Dt, London, Ontario, Canada

Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, RLC, Weston, MA, United State


Board Liaison: Lisa Akers, PhD, MS, RD, IBCLC, Harrisonburg, VA, United States

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

Staff Liaison: Jessica Lytle, Interim Executive Director, Apex, NC, United States

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


This committee is not currently seeking additional members.