I'm an experienced marketer, writer, equity strategist, board certified lactation consultant, and maternal and child health professional. I spent 5 years in consumer packaged goods marketing and community partnership building, followed by a decade of public relations and ghostwriting for budding authors. My most recent work is in lactation support and equity. My approach integrates a breadth of experience across career fields with personal experiences to inform a unique lens that delivers results grounded in compassion and empathy.
In a Nutshell
"When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision - then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." Audre Lorde
DIRECTOR OF EQUITY & INCLUSION, LACTATION EDUCATION RESOURCES
JUNE 2015 - PRESENT
Create and implement strategic initiatives related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Curate and manage Diversity Partner relationships. Conduct lectures and procure lecturers with diverse perspectives to expand course offerings.
OWNER AND CHIEF CONSULTANT, LIONESS LACTATION
OCTOBER 2015 - PRESENT
Provide individualized care and support for nursing parents and their support systems. Offer advisory and strategic planning services for lactation support groups. Conduct virtual lactation support sessions for clients based outside of the immediate area.
COPY EDITOR AND PUBLISHER, GRACE OF GOD INC.
SEPTEMBER 2006 - DECEMBER 2015
Personally managed all of the day-to-day responsibilities and strategic initiatives related to owning and operating a small, independent publishing firm. Oversaw the selection, writing, editing, marketing, distribution, publishing and advertising of book projects submitted to the firm.
MPH, WALDEN UNIVERSITY
Master of Public Health degree with focus on breastfeeding as a Public Health Issue, socioeconomic influence on breastfeeding, and breastfeeding disparities among underserved groups. 4.0 GPA.
BS/BA, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
Dual Bachelors in Marketing and International Business Operations with a minor degree in Spanish language.