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Our Fellows

Class of 2023 - 2025

Lindsey Daggle

Lindsey DaggleLindsey Daggle, M.D., FAAP, is a board-certified pediatric hospitalist at Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital. She earned her Medical Degree at Georgetown University and completed her Pediatric Residency at Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
After residency, Dr. Daggle practiced outpatient pediatrics in Northern Virginia for several years before joining INOVA’s pediatric hospitalist team and finding her niche in the newborn nursery. She is excited to complement her newborn hospitalist role with outpatient medicine again when she joins INOVA’s newly opened Breastfeeding Medicine Clinic in the summer of 2023.

Dr. Daggle is passionate about medical education and is the Associate Pediatric Clerkship Director for University of Virginia’s School of Medicine at Inova’s Regional Campus. She is eager to develop breastfeeding medicine curriculum for undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Dr. Daggle currently resides in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband, four children (11 ,9, 6 and 4) and their COVID dog.

Amelia Henning

Amelia HenningAmelia Henning, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, is a staff midwife and the Director of the Lactation program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed her midwifery education at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Wheaton College. She has always had an interest in breastfeeding and was fortunate to have that spark nurtured by Dr. Diane Spatz while at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Breastfeeding her own four children for a cumulative ten years certainly influences her understanding of the field. Amelia has served on the hospital’s Breastfeeding Task Force since its inception in 2005, as well as the Baby Friendly Task Force, and is a member of the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Massachusetts WIC Medical Advisory Board. In addition to seeing patients in the lactation clinic, she is responsible for all OB provider and outpatient staff breastfeeding education, and is a clinical teaching associate at Harvard Medical School. She provides didactic BFLM education for medical students and residents, as well as clinical preceptorship for residents and midwifery students both in the outpatient clinic and on labor and delivery. She is very excited to grow the program at MGH and improve care for families in the fourth trimester.

Outside of work, Amelia enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors. She resides in RI with her husband and four children.

Hayley Hoffman

Hayley HoffmanHayley Hoffman, CNM, IBCLC, is a Midwife on faculty at the University of Maryland, department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been an IBCLC since 2017 and has dedicated herself to helping patients overcome feeding challenges. As a CNM, IBCLC, she has a unique scope that allows her to diagnose, treat, and refer both the mother and the baby. She founded and runs the outpatient breastfeeding medicine clinic at the University of Maryland. Her special interests include tongue ties, perinatal mood disorders, diabetes in pregnancy and providing fourth trimester support. Her current research is on tongue ties and their effect on postpartum mood.
Hayley is a mother of three, all of whom she has breastfed, and all of whom have had their own unique breastfeeding journeys. She loves to spend her free time with her children, trying new activities and seeing the world through their eyes. She also loves gardening, exploring the outdoors, and crafting.

Melissa Holmes

Melissa HolmesDr. Melissa Holmes is a physician practicing pediatric primary care in an urban, academic setting at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, where she also serves as an Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer. Her interest in breastfeeding and lactation medicine stems first from her own experience as a breastfeeding mother where her own struggles and lack of knowledge and support sparked a desire to further her education in this area. Through her own self-education and assisting other breastfeeding parents in her daily clinical practice both in the outpatient pediatric primary care office setting and general care nursery, she became increasingly inspired to more formally pursuit education in breastfeeding and lactation medicine to improve the care of her patients, the knowledge of her fellow colleagues, develop much needed education at the medical student, resident and fellowship levels across multiple disciplines, and advocate for breastfeeding support and policies at her own institution and beyond. Dr. Holmes would like to develop a clinical program at RUSH to provide lactation support to the immediate community RUSH serves on the West Side of Chicago and across the greater Chicago area. RUSH has a successful NICU Human Milk Research Program and Dr. Holmes’ long-term goal is to create a clinical program to supplement the outstanding research being done by her fellow colleagues. Lastly and likely more uniquely, Dr. Holmes looks forward to bridging her experience in clinical informatics with that of breastfeeding and lactation medicine, which is an under explored and worthy niche.

Edna Prieto

Edna PrietoEdna Prieto is a Family Medicine physician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in California's Bay Area. She graduated from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and completed her residency at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Prieto is passionate about teaching and since 2018, she has worked as volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF facilitating a third year small group each year: part of the medical school longitudinal Family and Community Medicine curriculum. Dr. Prieto started her work in lactation as a member of the Alameda County Breastfeeding Coalition, for which she is now one of its co-chairs. She is also an active member of the coalition's Latina Chicana Lactation Taskforce. Since 2021 she has pivoted away from primary care and is focusing on breastfeeding and lactation medicine (BFLM). Dr. Prieto is currently working as the lactation specialist at a local WIC office.
She will continue to work to increase access to lactation support for her community as well as help improve lactation knowledge and education in medical training. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring with her husband and their two boys, and trying out the local ice cream shops.

Class of 2022 - 2024

Fouzia Alhreashy

Fouzia AlhreashyDr. Fouzia Alhreashy is a Saudi family medicine physician and a lactation consultant. She graduated from the College of Medicine at King Saud University, followed by family medicine residency training at King Abdulaziz Medical City. She has worked as a faculty member at the College of Medicine at Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University, at Riyadh, Saudia Arabia.

Her journey in breastfeeding started as a counselor at the individualized patient care, and then expanded to the community. She realized with time that breastfeeding is a public health concern that requires multisectoral coordination. She recently joined the national breastfeeding promotion program at the Ministry of Health with bright future view in breastfeeding promotion. She is currently engaged in scientific taskforces like protocol, policy development, and breastfeeding indicators, beside family medicine practice. 

Dr. Alhreashy has few research publications and a translated handbook in breastfeeding. She is interested in learning and teaching advanced breastfeeding and lactation medicine and studying this issue within the context of Islam rulings.

Organization membership: Member of Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Emily-BeckettEmily Beckett

Dr. Beckett completed her pediatric residency from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in June of 2020 and has been practicing outpatient general pediatrics at the Arkansas Children’s Southwest Little Rock Clinic for two years. Her interest in breastfeeding medicine began in residency after she created an “original elective” and had the opportunity to work with a pediatrician who was also practicing breastfeeding and lactation medicine (BFLM) and had her IBCLC. Since that time, she has had an interest in BFLM and is fortunate enough to work alongside Dr. Sarah Sobik, who is a phenomenal pediatrician practicing BFLM with her IBCLC at the ACH Southwest Little Rock Clinic.

Dr. Beckett graduated from Baylor University and is a proud Baylor Bear. She loves spending time outside with her husband, 15 month-old daughter and two dogs. She is a native Texan, but has planted roots in Arkansas and is looking forward to serving the community in central Arkansas and beyond.

Brianna-ClarkBrianna Clark

Brianna Y. Clark D.O., M.P.H., CNPM, CLC, is a military brat who received her B.S. from Baylor University, and her Master of Public Health, and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Texas A&M University School of Public Health and The Bush School of Government and Public Service, respectively. She is a proud Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine ( VCOM) Carolinas- Campus and a Certified Lactation Consultant through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice ( ALPP). A champion for diversity, equity, and belonging in healthcare, Dr. Clark is a primary care physician at a Critical Access Hospital in rural South Central Kansas.

Dr. Cheryl GodcharlesDr. Cheryl Godcharles

I am a board-certified OB/Gyn and IBCLC currently working at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and Tampa General Hospital. I completed my residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. My main interests within OB/Gyn are family planning and postpartum care (including lactation).

I have two kids, Ben (almost 3) and Sophie (6 months). Ben was born at 29 weeks during my final year of residency. It was during his NICU stay that I realized how little I knew about lactation and how difficult it was to access support in our community. Our challenges motivated me to become more knowledgeable about lactation in order to be a resource for my patients.

Miena-HallMiena Hall

Dr. Hall is a board-certified family medicine physician and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has been supporting breastfeeding families since 2005. She first became involved with lactation as a La Leche League Leader and Area Coordinator of Leaders for La Leche League of Illinois, while at home establishing her family. Later, after matriculating at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she worked as a clerkship instructor teaching her fellow medical students about breastfeeding. Since graduating from residency at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth Hinsdale Hospital in 2021, Dr. Hall has been practicing breastfeeding and family medicine in the western suburbs of Chicago and is the current president of the Northern Illinois Lactation Consultant Association. She is also a member of the inaugural class of the University of Rochester Lessons in Lactation Advanced Curriculum (LILAC) Fellowship. Starting in July 2023, Dr. Hall will be working as a Clinical Instructor and Primary Care Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working to develop clinical imaging tools to quantify mammary hypoplasia and better identify prenatal patients who are at risk of insufficient milk production. She credits her breastfeeding journey with her four children as her continuing inspiration to help lactating dyads in need.

Nneka IhejetoNneka Ihejeto

I am a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP, MSN, PHN, IBCLC) and a graduate of Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, as well as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Although my Lactation counseling experience spans about 22 years, I have had over 18 years of professional practice experience, successfully assisting mothers and families meet their breastfeeding goals. My professional journey as a Lactation Consultant truly began at University of California San Francisco, California, as a postpartum home visiting nurse before moving on to practice in primary care.

I reside in Northern California, married for 28 years, with two adult children, and my beautiful timid cat. I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and emigrated to the United States in my mid-teens. My first graduate degree is in Biology and I worked for several years as a Research Associate in the Biotechnology Industry. When my children were born, I switched careers to Nursing and subsequently earned a graduate degree in International Health as well.

I currently work as a Board Certified Lactation Consultant at a hospital-based urban Pediatric Primary Care Clinic caring mostly for newborns and their moms. As a trained Nurse Practitioner, I believe my scope of practice and clinical experience in the Lactation Consultant field could extend and encompass the full scope of my training as a mid-level provider.

My interests include spending time outdoors, hiking/walking and reveling in nature, reading (mystery and thrillers), trivia puzzles and watching horror movies (I know, appalling!)

Organization membership: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine-Affiliate member (ABM), American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Nurse Practitioners for Women’s Health (NPWH), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)

Dr. Maria Jimena PazMaria Jimena Paz

I am a GP and I have a Diploma in Primary Health Care and Community Health. Even before I started my medical training I was deeply interested in breastfeeding, in public health and in many aspects more regarding women´s and children´s health. And my interest greatly increased with the birth of my amazing son, allowing us the opportunity to experience first-hand the perinatal journey. I am currently living in Spain with my family and I am pursuing a Diploma in Vocational Training for Trainers in Teaching and Research in Health Services. I am truly looking forward to this curriculum and to connecting with passionate colleagues.

Oriana Ly-Mapes, DDSOriana Ly-Mapes

Originally a native of Ottawa, Canada I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2008 from the University of Western Ontario and later practiced in a family dental practice until deciding to pursue a specialization in pediatric dentistry. I completed my Pediatric Dental residency in 2012 at the University of Rochester. I currently love splitting my time between private practice, clinical teaching at the University of Rochester Eastman Institute for Oral Health, research in improving perinatal and children oral health outcomes, and my family (which includes my husband, four children, and a dog)!

Dr. Melanie MaplesonMelanie Mapleson

Hi, I'm Mel! I'm a Specialist General Practitioner (aka Family Physician) based in Sydney, Australia. I run a clinic called Perinatal Primary Care, which is exclusively dedicated to looking after mums and babies from preconception to 12 months postpartum. I also have Possums accreditation (Neuroprotective Developmental Care) so my focus is heavily on breastfeeding and responsive early parenting support. I love my work in this niche field. I'm sitting my IBCLC exam in a couple of months and am on the local hospital antenatal board as a GP liaison rep. I love being involved in everything perinatal, and am eager to connect with medical schools in future to bring lactation back into mainstream tuition. I grew up between Australia and Italy and I speak fluent Italian. I have the joyful privilege of representing Australia at an international level in a cappella singing. I'm solo mum to my 19 month old son, Mitchell, who is a sweet and cheeky character. That's me, in a nutshell!

Dr. Brie ProctorBrie Proctor

Hello! I am a family medicine physician in Montana. I graduated medical school from OSU-COM and completed residency in 2022 at Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, OK. I became interested in breastfeeding medicine after being a foster parent for 18 months. My husband and I saw the importance of infant attachment and became passionate about supporting the mom baby relationship. We have a daughter who is our whole world. We enjoy spending time as a family, reading, drinking a good cup of coffee, and visiting the National Parks.

Dr. Galina RadunskyGalina Radunsky

Dr. Radunsky moved to the United States from Belarus when she was nine years of age. She graduated from University of Michigan with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. In 2006 she moved to Chicago to attend medical school at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and in 2010 came to the University of Rochester for her pediatric training. She joined Genesee Pediatrics in 2013, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Outside of the office Dr. Radunsky spends her time on adventures with her two children and partner, as well as their dog, Banjo.

Dr. Katherine StandishKatherine Standish

Dr. Standish, M.D., M.S. a clinician and researcher in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University and is co-founder of the Breastfeeding Equity Center at BMC. Her research addresses breastfeeding services and interventions in marginalized and high-risk populations including dyads impacted by maternal substance use. Dr. Standish is currently the Chair of Protocol Committee of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Standish studied medicine at Yale University, completed residency training and a primary care academic fellowship at Boston Medical Center, and earned an MS in Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health. Prior to studying medicine, she worked in epidemiologic and community-based participatory research on opioid use disorder and infectious diseases in the U.S., Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Dr. Misty VirmaniMisty Virmani

Misty D. Virmani M.D., FAAP is a neonatologist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital who specializes in breastfeeding medicine and education. Dr. Virmani completed her medical education (2003) and pediatric residency (2006) at UT Southwestern Medical School and Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas. In 2013, following work as a pediatric and neonatal hospitalist for several years in Missouri and New York, she moved to Arkansas to join the Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. Dr. Virmani developed a passion for breastfeeding support and education after struggling with breastfeeding following the birth of her first child. Dr. Virmani has been instrumental in the implementation of breastfeeding supportive measures in Arkansas including moving the hospitals toward Baby Friendly designation and developing outpatient breastfeeding clinics in Arkansas. She has additionally developed several online resources for nursing and physician breastfeeding education used statewide. Dr. Virmani currently serves as the Director of Breastfeeding Medicine at UAMS and ACH as well as the Executive Medical Director of the Natural State Human Milk Bank at UAMS. Dr. Virmani currently resides in Little Rock, AR with her husband and 3 children ages 12, 10 and 6.