Organizational Leaders
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Organizational Leaders


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

The Lamaze Bylaws establish the following:

“The management of Lamaze International and the responsibility to delegate duties to other individuals or committees as are deemed necessary are vested in the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors shall consist of eleven (11) voting members.

At-Large Directors shall serve a four-year term, unless they become an Officer earlier.  The term of At-Large Directors shall begin with the close of the outgoing Annual Board of Directors meeting held within three days of the Annual Membership Meeting at which they were elected, and shall continue until his or her successor takes office approximately four years later.”

Officers serve in their respective capacities through the year listed below. The expiration year of the four-year term of each At-Large Director is also listed below.

Tanya Strusberg

Tanya Cawthorne, LCCE, FACCE
President
Board Term ends in 2023

Alice Turner

Alice Turner, LCCE, CD(DONA)
Immediate Past-President
Board Term ends in 2022

Kacy Cutler

Kacy Cutler
President-Elect
Board Term ends in 2024

Jessica Deeb

Jessica Deeb, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, LCCE
Secretary/Treasurer
Board Term ends in 2025

Brenda Kirkpatrick

Brenda Kirkpatrick, MMCD, AIMI, LCCE, FACCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2022

Marilyn Curl

Marilyn Curl, CNM, MSN, LCCE, FACCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2022

Naima Beckles

Naima Beckles, MA, LCCE, CD
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2023

Robin Douthit

Robin Gibson Douthit, MA, LCCE, CD(DONA), CLC
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2023

Shauna Lively

Shauna L. Lively, RN, EdD, LCCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2024

Teresa Navarro

Teresa Navarro, LCCE, FACCE, CD
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term ends in 2025

Trinisha Williams, LM, CM, MPH, LCCE, FACCE, LC
Director-At-Large
Board Term ends in 2025

 

 

Lamaze Professional Staff

Operations and Membership

Sarah Langan

Sarah Chilton
Operations Manager
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You can contact me about: 
Day-to-Day Operations, Certification Oversight, Staff and Customer Service Oversight

Kutia Swinney

Kutia Swinney
Membership and Operations Associate
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You can contact me about:
Member Services, General Memberships 

Katherine Ruff

Katherine Ruff
Membership and Operations Associate
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You can contact me about:
Member Services, General Memberships, Childbirth Educator Seminars, FACCE

Allison Isch

Allison Isch
Operations Senior Associate
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You can contact me about: Certification, Recertification, Exam Enrollment and Administration

Marketing and Communications

Lauren Liacouras

Lauren Liacouras
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Parent Marketing, Community and Content Management

Alexandra Mills

Alexandra Mills
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Educator Resources, Strategic Partnerships, Inside Lamaze Newsletter, Conference Marketing, Parent Marketing

Jessica Byrnes

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

Education and Learning

Jill Swanson

Jill Swanson
Education Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Parent Education, Online Classes, Continuing Education, Educator Resources

Government Relations

John Richardson

John Richardson
Policy and Government Relations Director
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Molly Giammarco

Molly Giammarco
Senior Government Relations Manager
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Accounting

John Curle

John Curle
Senior Client Accountant

 

Information Technology

Denis Janis

Denis Janis
Senior IT Manager
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