The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mudiwah A. Kadeshe has been elected by the ILCA membership to the Board of Directors. Her three-year term will commence July 2015. We look forward to working with her to continue ILCA’s mission: to advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
She comes to us with more than 25 years of experience in women’s health nursing. Informed by her own birth experiences, she entered the profession wanting to support women in their birthing choices and became a certified childbirth educator and an IBCLC to increase her ability to reach families.
After having established and directed a lactation resource center at a tertiary care medical system hospital that facilitated more than 3000 deliveries per year, she currently is a community based lactation consultant in one of the most poverty stricken wards in Washington, DC and oversees the peer counselor services through the Children’s National East of the River Lactation Support Center. She is currently the Vice President, Program Manager, and lead facilitator for grant-based projects for DC Breastfeeding Coalition.
We are proud to have Mudiwah Kadeshe join the ILCA Board of Directors.
Additionally, ILCA is pleased to announce that all three bylaw changes were APPROVED. The bylaws changes that were ratified took effect as of 10 May 2015.
A second 2015 ILCA voting process will entail the ILCA membership ratifying the other board positions already voted on by the ILCA Board of Directors: ILCA’s incoming President (2016-2018) and the continuation of the Director of Research for an additional three year term. Look for additional information soon.
The ILCA Board would like to thank each of you for your continued support. To find out more, please visit our website at www.ilca.org.