Volunteers are essential to achieving our shared goal: world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care.
ILCA’s dedicated volunteers take on important roles, including advocating for breastfeeding on the international stage; vetting educational content for our annual conference; promoting equity, diversity and inclusion; and more. Our volunteers share their time, energy, and significant expertise. We want you to learn more about their meaningful efforts.
Today, we are pleased to highlight Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, PhD, RNC, IBCLC, Research Team Leader on the Professional Development Committee. Read below for some insights into her volunteer experience at ILCA.
LM: How did you first get involved with ILCA?
Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat (WR): I got involved in the Research Committee many years ago through my mentor, Dr. Karen Wambach.
LM: What has surprised you most about working with ILCA?
WR: I’ve learned a lot and have gotten to know many wonderful people from all over the world by serving as a volunteer in working with ILCA.
LM: What do you wish other people knew about the specific work of ILCA and/or the Committee(s) and/or Task Forces(s) on which you serve?
WR: Research Team/Committee members have the opportunity to fulfill professional development and research activities by reviewing and selecting abstracts for oral and poster presentation, contributing to other committee activities, and making recommendations of evidence-based monthly resources for ILCA educational modules.
LM: What would you tell someone who is thinking about volunteering at ILCA?
WR: It’s such a rewarding experience to learn and share knowledge/skills in lactation across multiple disciplines and within the IBCLC® profession.
LM: What do you do when you aren’t volunteering?
WR: I enjoy teaching graduate nursing students and working on my research related to breastfeeding.
Please join us in thanking Wilai for her service to ILCA and the profession!