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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

Alice Turner, LCCE, CD(DONA)
President
Board Term: Fall 2014–Spring 2022

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

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Tanya Strusberg LCCE, FACCE
President-Elect
Board Term: Fall 2017–Spring 2022 

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Kacy Cutler
Secretary/Treasurer
Board Term: Winter 2018–Spring 2024

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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

Shauna L. Lively, RN, EdD, LCCE
LCCE Educator Director
Board Term: Spring 2020–Spring 2024

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

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

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Allison Isch
Operations Senior Associate
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You can contact me about:
Certification Support

Marketing and Communications

Jason Meyers
Senior Marketing and Communications Director
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You can contact me about: 
Media Relations, Content Strategy, Branding, Digital Marketing

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

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Alexandra Mills
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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Jill Swanson
Education Coordinator
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You can contact me about:
Parent Education, Online Classes, Continuing Education

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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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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