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.



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

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

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