ILCA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results

ILCAThe International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the first of two 2014 ballots for the election of three incoming Directors.


Director of Global Outreach:
Michele Griswold MPH, RN, IBCLC

Director of Professional Development:
Kathie Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM

These directors will be installed at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members, to be held 25 July 2014 at the annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  Note that ILCA Secretary Lisa Mandell, MBA, IBCLC will also be commencing her second three-year term at the same time, having been invited earlier to a second term by the Board of Directors.

We are thrilled that Al, Kathie and Michelle will be adding their considerable leadership expertise and IBCLC advocacy and clinical skills to ILCA’s Board, and that Lisa will continue to fill her vital role as Secretary!

The winner of the JHL Best Article Award, which was voted upon at the same time, will be announced at the AGM.

The second 2014 ILCA election of an incoming Director commences 1 June 2014. ILCA members will have an opportunity to vote again in a few weeks, to elect one additional board member.  The Director of Marketing post will soon be vacated when current Director Decalie Brown RN, CM, IBCLC, CFHN, BHMtg, JP assumes a two-year post as ILCA President.

In the upcoming ballot, we will also be asking the current voting members of ILCA to vote to accept by-laws changes which have been passed and recommended for implementation by the full Board.

Look for additional information, coming soon, describing these important changes to our governance structure and the final election to fill seats on the ILCA Board of Directors.

The ILCA Board would like to thank each of you for your continued support and encourage you to become involved in ILCA’s committees and other volunteer opportunities. To find out more, please visit our website at And, please invite your colleagues to join us at the upcoming 2014 annual ILCA conference in Phoenix, Arizona USA, 2326 July 2014.


2 Responses to ILCA Announces 2014 Board of Directors Election Results

  1. Karen Wambach 3 June 2014 at 09:58 #

    Welcome new board members! Having served on the board in there recent past, I especial appreciate your willingness to serve ILCA! I am also very happy to see physician colleagues serve on the BOD! I believe diversity in disciplines on the board will further strengthen ability to address our organizational goals,
    Karen Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FILCA
    Past director of Research and Special Projects

  2. Lisa Mandell, MBA, IBCLC 10 June 2014 at 08:56 #

    Welcome to our new Board members! I look forward to working with you.

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