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Below is a listing of Lamaze leaders. If you are a Lamaze member and interested in participating in our leadership on the Lamaze Board of Directors or a committee, learn more about volunteering.

Board of Directors
Professional Staff

Lamaze Board of Directors

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Christen D. Sadler, CNM, MSN, LCCE, FACCE 
President
Board Term: Fall 2015–Spring 2021

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Liz DeMaere, RN, BN, LCCE
Immediate-Past President
Board Term: Fall 2013–Spring 2020

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Alice Turner, LCCE 
President-Elect
Board Term: Fall 2014–Spring 2022

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Tanya Strusberg LCCE, FACCE
Secretary/Treasurer
Board Term: Fall 2017–Spring 2022 

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Kacy Cutler
Parent/Consumer
Board Term: Winter 2018–Spring 2021

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Marilyn Curl, CNM, MSN, LCCE, FACCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Fall 2017–Spring 2022

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Jessica Deeb, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Spring 2019–Spring 2023

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Robin Gibson Douthit, MA, LCCE, CD(DONA), CLC
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Spring 2019–Spring 2023

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Mary Duke, LCCE 
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Spring 2019–Spring 2023

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Brenda Kirkpatrick, MMCD, AIMI, LCCE, FACCE 
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Fall 2017–Spring 2022

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Ngozi Tibbs, MPH, IBCLC, LCCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Fall 2016–Spring 2021

 

Lamaze Professional Staff

Operations and Membership

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Linda L. Harmon, MPH
Executive Director/CEO
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You can contact me about: 
Governance/Leadership, External/Corporate Relations, Licensing/Trademark

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Jeanne Mendelson
Associate Executive Director/COO
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You can contact me about:
Day-to-Day Operations, Program, Staff and Customer Service Oversight 

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Dana Pinchoff
Senior Certification and Conferences Associate
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You can contact me about:
Certification, Recertification, Exam Enrollment, Exam Administration, FACCE

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Cruz Paniagua-Pardo
Membership and Financials Associate
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You can contact me about:
Member Services, General Memberships, FedEx Discount Program, Childbirth Educator Seminars, Childbirth Educator Program Accreditation, the Evidence Based Labor Support Workshop,  and Accounts Receivable and Payable

Marketing and Communications

Adam Berkshire
Senior Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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You can contact me about: 
Media Relations, Content Strategy, Branding, Digital Marketing

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Amalia Rocha
Senior Marketing Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Parent Marketing

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Lindsay Kroboth
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Educator Resources, Strategic Partnerships, Inside Lamaze Newsletter, Conference Marketing,  Certification Marketing

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Jessica Byrnes
Senior Marketing and Communications Associate
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You can contact me about:
Membership Marketing, Conference Marketing, Certification Marketing, Parent Marketing, Community and Content Management

Education and Learning

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Lauren Lawson
Senior Education and Learning Manager
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You can contact me about:
LamazeLIVE! Education Programming

 

Government Relations

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John Richardson
Policy and Government Relations Director
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Molly Giammarco
Senior Government Relations Manager
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Event Planning

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Kelly Laurie
Events Manager
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You can contact me about:
Conference Logistics

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Taraneh Ansari
Events Associate
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You can contact me about:
Conference Logistics and Conference Registration

Partner Relations

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Sara Kolovitz
Partner Relations Manager
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Accounting

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Jeffrey Reeves
Senior Client Accountant
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Information Technology

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Denis Janis
Senior IT Manager
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