Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of two peer-reviewed journals: Clinical Lactation and Psychological Trauma. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and a member of the APA’s Publications and Communications Board. Dr. Kendall-Tackett specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology, and has won many awards for her work including the 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 460 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 38 books. Her most recent books include: Depression in New Mothers, 3rd Edition (2017, Routledge UK), Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan (2017, Routledge US, with Lesia Ruglass), and The Phantom of the Opera: A Social History of the World’s Most Popular Musical (2018, Praeclarus).

 

Stephanie George, BA, Aboriginal Midwife, IBCLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie George is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and an Aboriginal Canadian Midwife. She is well known for her work as an advocate for Indigenous health, women’s health and as a breastfeeding educator. Despite a busy Midwifery Practice, Stephanie continues to share her knowledge with health care providers and students through her roles on the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives, the Baby-Friendly Initiative Strategy of Ontario and as an expert panel member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Lastly, Stephanie teaches future and current health care providers and IBCLC’s by working as a Professor of Indigenous Health at McMaster’s University and as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA). 

 

Jaye Haleryn, LC (retired), CLE, CIIM, BT

Jaye began her career in lactation in 1995, after struggling with numerous challenging breastfeeding issues with her second son.  It was that struggle that led her to becoming a lactation consultant. As she progressed in her career, she became a specialist in tongue tie and structure and function issues – both of which, it turns out, were what contributed to her son’s difficulties with breastfeeding.

In 1995, she became a Certified Lactation Educator through Lactation Institute and worked with her local WIC program as a Peer Counselor.

In 2000 she earned her credential as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

In 2005, she became a Certified Instructor of Infant Massage through A Foundation for Healthy Family Living.

In 2009 she became a Bowen Therapist through National Bowen Therapy Training.

In 2013, Jaye began speaking and teaching the Structure and Function program as well as trainings focusing on working with the LGBTQ community.

Jaye retired from her private practice LC and speaking career in 2015 and did not renew her IBCLC credential.

Jaye continues to teach the Structure and Function program online, educating those who take the course on the importance of recognizing infant structure and function issues as early as possible.

 

Jewel Mohr, MEd, IBCLC

Jewel’s passion for breastfeeding began after the birth of her fraternal twin boys in 2007. Despite a high-risk pregnancy, bed rest, preterm delivery, cesarean birth, delayed lactation, pumping, NICU babies, latch and positioning challenges, structural issues, feeding complications, and babies with ongoing sensory issues, she breastfed her twins for 13 months.

She began her career in lactation, after having survived the first year as a mother of twins. She is forever grateful for the support from friends, family, parent and breastfeeding support groups, and the professional lactation help of Jaye Haleryn.

In 2012, she reconnected with Jaye Haleryn, who became her IBCLC mentor. 

In 2013, she became an Accredited Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA. 

In 2014, she became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist through Lactation Education Resources.

In May 2015, Jewel earned her specialized Certificate in Lactation Consultant through UC San Diego Extension Lactation Consultant Program. 

In October 2015, she earned her credential as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Jewel is an IBCLC in private practice with specialized training in assessing infants for structure and function challenges that can affect breastfeeding. She continues to increase her knowledge in evaluating infant structure issues through ongoing education, current client caseload, and working with local chiropractors and other body workers who assist infants and families with breastfeeding challenges. She is well versed in the importance and efficacy of body work. She continues to work closely with Jaye Haleryn. Jewel continues to teach Structure and Function classes and looks forward to speaking at upcoming conferences.