Meet the Presenters (Scroll to the end of the page)
Megan Dunn, BS, IBCLC, RLC
Megan has been working with lactating parents for over 15 years as a board-certified Lactation Consultant, Lactation Educator, Peer Counselor, and in various volunteer capacities. She has taught other professionals, advocates, and hopeful lactation students at the college level, through continuing education programs, and as a preceptor. She is the President of the Oregon Washington Lactation Association and is a presenter on various lactation topics at local, national, and international conferences. Her professional interests include the gut microbiome, impact of tethered oral tissues, and providing lactation support that works in synchrony with biological norms and infant reflexes.
Kathy Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, and the CEO of Praeclarus Press, a small press specializing in women's health. Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Psychological Trauma and was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology, Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology, and is chair of 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 2019 President’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Trauma Psychology from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Kendall-Tackett has authored more than 490 articles or chapters and is author or editor of 41 books. Her most recent books include Breastfeeding Doesn’t Need to Suck (2022, American Psychological Association), 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). Her 41st book, Depression in New Mothers, 4th Edition (Routledge, UK) is in press.
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA
Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, is a lactation consultant and author of several breastfeeding books for parents and professionals and the Breastfeeding Solutions smartphone app. Her YouTube channel has millions of views. Nancy has written for many publications and speaks at events around the world. In 2008 the International Lactation Consultant Association officially recognized Nancy’s contributions to the field of breastfeeding by awarding her the designation FILCA, Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association. Nancy was one of the first group of 16 to be recognized for their lifetime achievements in breastfeeding.
Her breastfeeding books for parents and professionals include Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple and its Pocket Guide; Breastfeeding Made Simple(with Kathleen Kendall-Tackett); Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple; and Breastfeeding Solutions and its companion app for Android and iPhone.
Marsha Walker, BS, IBCLC
Marsha Walker is a registered nurse and international board certified lactation consultant. She maintained a large clinical practice at a major HMO in Massachusetts, is a published author and an international speaker. Consulting with hospitals, providing in-service presentations, speaking at conferences and workshops and advocating for breastfeeding at the state and federal levels occupy her professional time. She is currently on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association and is the Executive Director of the National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy.
Cheryl Bean-Moody, BS, CLC, IBCLC
Bettina Pearson, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Veronica Sweeney, RN, IBCLC
Ken Tackett, Praeclarus Press