Day 1 - Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium 2021
Providers caring for pregnant and lactating women and their infants including Nurses, APRNs, Physicians, (Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Neonatology) Physician Assistants, IBCLCs (Lactation Consultants), Lactation support providers (CLC, CLS, CLE), Doulas, Midwives, Dietitians, WIC Peer Counselors, Health Department Staff.
The outcomes for the Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium are:
- Identify ways to bridge the gap among healthcare providers, birth workers, and other lactation support providers to improve perinatal outcomes.
- Describe post-pandemic: perils, pitfalls, and lessons learned from the lactation professionals and birth workers.
- Identify ways to strengthening the mother-baby dyad and breastfeeding through innovation and equity.
- Describe current and future innovations to promote and provide human milk in Tennessee.
Tennessee Breastfeeding Symposium, Nashville – June 24-25, 2021
Day 1 – June 24, 2021
Thursday 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
3:00 pm – 3:15
Tennessee Breastfeeding Coalition Welcome
3:15 – 3:30
Welcome to Nashville – Lisa Piercey, MD, MBA, FAAP, Commissioner Tennessee Department of Health
3:30 – 4:00
The TN Breastfeeding Imperative – Dr. Tobi Amosun, Assistant Commissioner, TN Department of Health
4:00 – 4:30
The “Metro – Spective”: Breastfeeding Support in Nashville - Patricia Brooke Ryne-Dawkins, Breastfeeding Coordinator
4:30 – 5:15
The Politics and Economics of Infant Feeding: From Baby-Friendly to IBCLC – Dr. Flora Ukoli, MD, MPH, IBCLC
5:15 - 5:25
5:30 – 6:30
Keynote Address: Cultural Humility and Care: Overcoming Barriers to Equity in Lactation Support - Brenda Reyes, RN, CLC, Lead Specialist: Peer Lactation Services for HealthConnect One
6:30 – 7:00
Talking to Your Boss About Your Pump: Empowering Pregnant and Nursing Mothers in the Workplace through Legal Support – Kameron Dawson, A Better Balance
GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214 USA
Tobi Amosun, MD, FAAP
Assistant Commissioner, TN Department of Health
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Tobi Adeyeye Amosun completed her medical training at University of Pittsburgh and a pediatrics residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Most recently, she served as medical director of Academy Children's Clinic from 2014-2021, during which time it grew to become the #1 pediatric PCMH in Tennessee.
She chairs the Maternal Mortality Review Committee and co-chairs the Child Fatality Review Committee. She is a member of the Health Disparities Task Force and serves on the Board of Commissioners for Volunteer Tennessee, a program to encourage volunteerism and community service across the state.
Patricia Brooke Ryne-Dawkins, BS
Brooke Rhyne-Dawkins graduated with a degree in Nutrition from East Carolina University. She has been with the WIC program for 18 years where she has worked in North Carolina, Mississippi and now Tennessee. She was the Breastfeeding Coordinator in NC for 10 years and implemented the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Program in her county. Through the years she has worked with mom and baby providing one on one counseling and breastfeeding education.
She has worked with community breastfeeding groups, local coalitions and assisted with breastfeeding trainings. She is currently the Breastfeeding Coordinator, Certified Lactation Counselor and Nutrition Educator for Metro Davidson County WIC program in Tennessee. She also works with the WIC outreach program that goes into the different hospitals in Nashville TN helping mom and baby with WIC services, breastfeeding, and baby’s that are in NICU. She has been passionate about breastfeeding from the start of her career and continues to help mom and baby with their breastfeeding journey.
Flora Ukoli, MD, MPH, IBCLC
Flora A. M. Ukoli, M.D., M.P.H., IBCLC., received her medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1975, a master’s degree in public health from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1980, and a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1998. She became a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians in 1986, specialized in Primary Health Care, and directed four World Health Organization programs at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital: Expanded Program of Immunization, Oral Rehydration Program, Family Planning Program, and the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). As Department Chair of Community Medicine, she enhanced training of medical students and resident doctors in Community-Based Participatory Research with Education Intervention components.
Dr. Ukoli led the teaching hospital breastfeeding program to receive the coveted BFHI designation in the early ‘90s and became a WHO/UNICEF certified Breastfeeding and Lactation Master Trainer in 1996. Her breastfeeding advocacy in health centers and marketplaces was modified for the School Health Program where students playfully learned about childcare and sang breastfeeding verses she wrote for the purpose.
The goal of her current pilot projected funded by the NIH is promoting safe breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Ukoli has over eighty articles in peer reviewed journals, has been invited to present her work at local and national conferences, and looks forward to the day when women all over the world will receive full rights and recognition, social support, and paid maternity leave to successfully care for babies.
Brenda Reyes, RN, CLC
Lead Specialist: Peer Lactation Services for HealthConnect One
Brenda Reyes is a bilingual registered nurse and certified lactation counselor. As the Program Specialist Lead: Peer Lactation Services for HealthConnect One (HC One), she has over 15 years of experience working with diverse organizations to create and implement peer support programs for birthing families. Her work centers and engages communities every step of the way. In 2020, her Op-Ed on Why Community-Based Doulas Are A Lifeline for Latinas was featured in HipLatina.com. Her work was also spotlighted in Prism and WellnessandGood.com article.
Recently, she was also featured in Telemundo’s Mujeres Imparables by Telemundo for her work in maternal and child health. In 2011 – 2012, Brenda worked on Communities Putting Prevention to Work and on Chicago’s Healthy Places initiative and formed part of the team which developed the Hospital Breastfeeding Toolkit for Illinois’ State Perinatal Breastfeeding Quality Improvement Project. She led HC One’s National Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA) Community Projects Initiative. Currently, she serves as HC One’s representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC). She has served as elected board member of USBC and currently serves as a board member at the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Support Providers of Color.
Ms. Reyes participated in the Center for Social Inclusion’s National First Food Racial Equity Cohort; served as a work group expert panel member of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) for the United States; and she is an Expert Panel Member for Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and Bread for the World Institute. She is currently leading the First Food Equity Project Initiative at HC One. She is a frequent speaker on breastfeeding, maternal and child health, racial equity, and supporting Latino birthing families.
Kameron Dawson, JD
Kameron Dawson is a staff attorney at A Better Balance, where she works on state legislation, litigation, and public education to advance justice for workers in the South on issues ranging from pregnancy accommodations to breastfeeding rights and other policies that support and advance the rights of working families. She believes that by using the power of the law to advance worker's rights in the South, we will not only make our nation healthier and stronger, but also tear down the systemic barriers created by racism and sexism. Kameron graduated from the University of Georgia and received a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she served as an executive editor of the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, the candidacy process editor for the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy, and a student attorney in the Community Economic Development clinic. She also served as chair in the school’s Student Council on Diversity & Inclusion, creating engaging programs that focused on issues of diversity and the law. Prior to joining A Better Balance, Kameron worked as a legal intern specializing in employment law for the University of Tennessee’s Office of Research and Engagement and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Felisha Brooks – Floyd BS, IBCLC
Felisha is an author, speaker, trainer, and consultant, is an award
Susan Campbell, MD, IBCLC
Executive Director - Mothers' Milk Bank of Tennessee
Susan has been a Neonatologist since 1978, following completion of her Fellowship at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, she completed her Pediatric Residency in her hometown of Wilmington, Delaware prior to entering the Neonatology Fellowship Program.
Amber Price, DNP, CNM, MSN, RN
Chief Operating Officer, Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN, HCA TriStar
Dr. Price received a bachelor’s in behavioral science from the University of Maryland, followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Master of Nursing in Midwifery, and a post-master’s certificate in Global Women’s Health. She received her Executive Doctorate in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, with a research focus on Change Leadership. Dr. Price served as President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in Virginia and serves as a board member for the March of Dimes and Ronald McDonald House, as well as on state maternal mortality and perinatal quality boards. She was nominated for Birth Advocate of the Year in 2015 and for Global Women’s Health leader in 2018. In 2017, she won the prestigious Monarch Award for Innovation in Nursing.
Jabina Coleman, MSW, LSW, IBCLC
Jabina G. Coleman is a Licensed Social Worker and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant who has dedicated over a decade of her life to serving women, children, and families in Philadelphia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health from the Pennsylvania State University and master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice. She is the owner of Life House Lactation & Perinatal Services, LLC where she provides lactation consultations, facilitates breastfeeding and parenting wellness groups-BAE Cafe, and provides psychotherapy to parents experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Ms. Coleman is the co-founder of Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color, where the mission is to support professionals and communities of color who are treating and dealing with the complications of perinatal mood disorders. Her work is grounded in trauma-informed care and reproductive justice. Her work has been published in the Clinical Lactation Journal.
Ms. Coleman has also been a local and regional keynote speaker addressing lactation and perinatal mood disorders. Most recently, She has been awarded the Cultural Changemaker Award for the United States Breastfeeding Committee & Convening and is also mentor leader for Health Connect One-Birth Equity Leadership Academy (BELA). She is also the mother of two beautiful children one of which she had the pleasure of breastfeeding for 3.5 years. Her mission is to educate, empower and support families and communities on their journey into parenthood while working on systemic barriers impeding on a culture of health.
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC
Dr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Birth Doula. She is the Lead Nurse Planner and an Instructor for LER.
She is one of the Founding Members of Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color and Mama’s Mobile Milk. She is owner of Mommy and Me Lactation Consulting, LLC, and serves as a Board Director for The United States Breastfeeding Committee. She sits on The Maternal Infant Health, Health Equity Action Committee for the State of Michigan, and is a member of MI Milk Collective. She serves her community by volunteering on the Beloved Community Initiative Leadership Team in Farmington Hills, Michigan and Birth Detroit in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Lewis-Johnson has received multiple awards during her career. She is this year’s recipient of the Award of Excellence from the United States Lactation Consultant Association. She also received ‘The Peoples’ Choice Award’ from The Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners for her poster presentation entitled: Implicit Bias of Health Care Providers and Breastfeeding Disparities amongst African American Women. She is a national speaker with an international audience. Dr. Lewis-Johnson is an avid advocate for equitable and just policies and practices especially related to black maternal-child health inequities.
Bill Chun, MD, FACOG
Dr. Chun has 30 years of experience as an OBGYN and currently treats patients at Women’s Healthcare of Woburn, where he provides comprehensive women's healthcare. Dr. Chun is also a skilled surgeon who performs minimally invasive robotic surgeries, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Driven by a goal to improve outcomes for women and raise healthcare standards, Dr. Chun founded Doc & Doula, a private Facebook group that provides education and support to birthing people and their families. He can be found on Facebook, twitter, and LinkedIn posting about healthcare and sharing his experience and perspective as a grateful Immigrant American.
Nashville Coalition Chair &
Nashville Strong Babies - Metro Public Health Department
Cicely Wilson is a devoted and caring professional with over 20 years of combined experience in family and pregnancy support. I respect and supports each family’s beliefs and values. Educating new parents in every aspect of caring for their newborn and themselves is a crucial part of my offerings as a Pregnancy Support Specialist. My methods of practice include primarily evidence-based research, hands on experience, educational trainings, and counseling from my peers.
Shukura Ayoluwa Umi, MPH
Shukura (shoe-cur-ra) Ayoluwa Umi (oomee) is a University of Memphis graduate student who began her doctorate program in Health Communications in fall 2018. With one year left, before graduation, her research interest includes Maternal and Child Health, breastfeeding narratives /images and social norms and the impact on women of African descent along with implicit bias/social determinants of health that effect a mother’s ability to nurse her child with support and success. Her background includes a Master of Public Health degree, concentrating in Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Umi interned in the Community Health Bureau, Clinical Services Section of the Shelby County Health Department, where she focused on barriers of breastfeeding, such as going back to work and strives to increase the awareness and education that surrounds the importance of social, peer, partner and employer support for mothers actively breastfeeding in Shelby County, Tennessee.
UTHSC College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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