Sabrina works with new and expectant families at California Pacific Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital in San Francisco where she is Chair of the Breastfeeding Task Force. She is also the Breastfeeding and Childbirth Education Medical Adviser for BabyCenter.com. Additionally, she sits on the Communications Advisory Board for the California Breastfeeding Coalition.
Betsy has worked for over 17 years as a Lactation Consultant at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center and is in private practice making home visits in the Lamorinada area.
Molly Brannigan, MA, IBCLC, ICCE Secretary
Molly has been working with new mothers, babies and expectant parents since 2004. Molly’s academic background is in infant and child nutrition. She has been teaching prenatal healthy pregnancy, childbirth preparation, baby care and breastfeeding classes privately and at San Francisco and East Bay hospitals. She has three (formerly) breastfed children.
Ruth has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over 30 years, and specializes in working with babies and young children with feeding and developmental concerns. Ruth has two grown (breastfed) children, and when she is not traveling with her husband, she works in private practice.
Jasmine has been passionately working in Public Health, specifically in the field of Maternal, Infant, and Child health for over 8 years. She currently is working for UCSF conducting program evaluations of maternal and infant health programs in the East Bay. Jasmine will be sitting for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant exam October 2016. Upon receiving her board certification Jasmine plans to work in private practice and with the community providing lactation support to under-served populations.
Katie Howser, IBCLC Membership
Katie Howser is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) based in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from San Francisco State University, she attended the University of California San Diego for lactation and then performed 300 clinical hours at Kaiser San Francisco Hospital. Katie is very active, providing in-home lactation services and she worked with over 1,000 families. Katie believes in the importance of lactation support and she provides balanced non-judgmental services.
Farrell Topham, IBCLC Education
Farrell Topham has been working with new and expectant families since 2011. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice, Farrell provides in-home lactation support to new families in the Bay Area. Farrell is also a prenatal health educator at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
Wendy spent 15 years as a marketer in the biotech industry prior to training for IBCLC. In 2007 she founded Lactation Navigation, LLC. Lactation Navigation allows Wendy to combine skills learned in the corporate setting to assist employed mothers to return to work without weaning. Wendy also serves as the Treasurer for the California Breastfeeding Coalition and is the founder of The 16 Minute Club.