Breastfeeding Innovation Fellows

Thanks to the generosity of our funders and sponsors we are able to run the Breastfeeding Innovation Fellowship program which brings a national group of talented, brilliant people to our event. Breastfeeding Innovators have experience in lactation support, design, community leadership, advocacy, film & photography and more. Some are accomplished national experts and some are young people with tremendous potential.

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Elizabeth Bayne
Filmmaker and Public Health Advocate

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Mallery Chino
Storyteller and
Consumer Loans Specialist


Nikki Hunter Greenway
Co-Founder, The New Orleans
Breastfeeding Center


Bruce Lamont Lewis (Jr)
Schoolcraft College


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Chelsea Joy Wardle
Computer Science Student,
The University of Cape Town (UCT)

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Robena Hill
Mommy Ambassador, 
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

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Skylar Tate
Public Health Sciences Student,
Xavier University of Louisiana

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Oluwaseyi (“Seyi”) Adeyinka
Medical student, Researcher, and Doula
New York University


Sarah Reyes
PhD Candidate, the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University


Quarnisha  Brown
CNA, Diversicare Healthcare Services

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Ky Dickens
Zero Weeks (2017)

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Karen Derrico
Mother of 11 children,
The University of Motherhood


Vanessa Simmons
Founder of Normalize Breastfeeding


Wanjiru Mburu
ICT4D researcher,
The University of Cape Town (UCT)

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Dr. Tyra Gross
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences Xavier University of Louisiana

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Ayanna Smith
Public Health Sciences Student,
Xavier University of Louisiana


Aza Nedhari
Midwife, Co-founder and Director,
Mamatoto Village

Melissa Hanna
Co-founder and CEO of Mahmee


Willow Brugh
Project Manager, Truss


Latona Giwa
The New Orleans Breastfeeding Center

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Nekisha Killings
Lactation Consultant,
Equity & Inclusion Strategist

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Victoria Washington
Mommy Ambassador, 
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

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Destiney Mohammed
Program Associate,
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association

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Stacy Davis
Lactation Consultant
Mama Bear Project

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Lizbeth Barrios
Visual Strategist,
Space Industry

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Shameka Poetry Thomas
Medical Sociology PhD student, Department of Sociology at the University of Miami


Thank you to our sponsors for making the
Breastfeeding Innovation Fellows program possible!

Read about the WHO Code and our project here.