Meet UCSF’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants

By Caroline Wick on February 24, 2021


International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) are trained in skilled lactation care and certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® under the direction of the U.S. National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

The IBCLC is a 36 year old health care profession and one of the only credentials with international boards! IBCLCs perform in a variety of settings to provide families and caregivers with all-embracing education and expertise in human lactation and breast/chestfeeding management. They are counted on by pediatric, obstetric, midwifery, dentistry, speech pathology, osteopathy, neonatology, and other health care teams to deliver individualized comprehensive care.

We celebrate the IBCLCs at UCSF for making a difference. Thank you IBCLCs for your devotion in reproductive and infant health, lifting communities, providing resources, and advocating for the health and well being of families worldwide.


Outpatient IBCLCs
Carole Hanson,  BA, IBCLC
Renee Tavares, BS, RD, IBCLC
Sarah Quigley, MA, IBCLC

Inpatient IBCLCs
Dawn Reidy, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Barbara Gay MSN, RN, IBCLC
Michele Lomiglio, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Monica Murphy, BA, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Donita Rose, MSN, RN, PHN, CNL, IBCLC
Melanie Vose MSN, RN, Perinatal CNS, IBCLC

Inpatient ICN IBCLCs
Courtney Gregory, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Jessica Hale, MSN, RN,IBCLC
Susan McLaughlin, MPH, RN, IBCLC
Tonja Kearney, BSN, RN, IBCLC

IBCLCs who function in different roles:
Glamarys Acevedo, MPH, MSW, IBCLC
    UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
    EMBRACE: Group Perinatal Care for Black Families
Ifeyinwa Asiodu, RN, PhD, IBCLC
    School of Nursing
Jonnique Bell, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    Assistant Nurse Manager Mother-Baby Unit
    Manager of Inpatient BFHI
Dena Cuyjet, DPN, RN, PNP, IBCLC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postpartum
Mary Ellen DiPaola, BS,RD, CDE, IBCLC
    Dietician, Outpatient Nutrition
Valerie Flaherman, MD, MPH, IBCLC
    Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF Pediatric Care
Andrea Kuster, DPN, RN, FNP-BC, IBCLC
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Outpatient Obstetrics
Ilse Larson, MD, IBCLC
    Associate Professor, Pediatrics Care
Amy Maschio, BSN, RN, PHN, RNC-OB, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Lilly Pakawongse, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Postpartum
Marina Tan, MD, IBCLC
    HS Clinical Professor, Pediatrics Care
Carol Thomason, MSN, RN, CNM, IBCLC
    HS Clinical Professor, Postpartum Midwife
Joy Quilatan, PhM, MSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Intensive Care Nursery

Newly Certified IBCLCS:
Ragina Dhillon, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Intensive Care Nursery
Rachel Elul, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC
    RN Intensive Care Nursery
Sara Gildea, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Esperanza Fittoussi,  BSN, RN, PHN, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Janet Hohbach, BA, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Mother- Baby Unit
Pamela Huey, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Mother-Baby Unit
Susannah Mcgann, BSN, RN, IBCLC
    RN Birth Center and Mother-Baby Unit

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