Brandi Jordan, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC, RLC
Brandi graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Mississippi in May 2010. In 2012, she completed the University of Mississippi’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics with a Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition Services.
Joni Rose, MS, RD, IBCLC, RLC
Registered Lactation Consultant
Joni Rose graduated from Memphis State University in 1992 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition and completed the dietetic internship through the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.
The majority of her work experience has been in the NICU. She became an IBCLC in 2010 and currently works part-time at LeBonheur as a Lactation Consultant.
Clinical Nutrition Services
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pager: 901.595.3578 Ext. 1430
Madison Tyler graduated from Mississippi State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion and completed the Memphis VAMC Dietetic Internship in 2012.
Breastfeeding Update Chair
Ruth Munday, BSN, RN-BC, IBCLC, RLC
Ruth has been a Pediatric Nurse for over 16 years and a Lactation Consultant for over 11 years. She enjoys providing encouragement and lactation support for mothers and babies of all ages.
Ruth is the current Breastfeeding Update Chair for Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association and has spoken at several conferences on the topics of Human milk and the Premature Infant and the Use of Donor Human Milk in a Hospitalized Setting.
Jenny Russell, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, IBCLC, RLC, CHEP
Jenny has 17 years of experience of supporting breastfeeding mothers and babies at the bedside and through teaching and service. She is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is an Instructor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing.
|Member At Large|
Candace Walker graduated in May of 2012 from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Science in Education for Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Dietetics. Since recently completing her dietetic internship through the University of Tennessee at Martin, she is well on her way to becoming a Registered Dietitian. Having studied nutrition for several years, Candace knows the importance of good nutrition from the start of life.
In February 2014, she became a Certified Lactation Counselor through the course offered in Memphis, and has since become a member of the Shelby County Breastfeeding Coalition and Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association. Candace is currently seeking employment as a Dietitian in a position that allows her to put her CLC skills to use as well.
Webmaster & Social Media- Chair
Advisory Board, Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline
Cell Phone: 901.550.1490
Dr. Strong is an associate professor at the University of Memphis, Loewenberg College of Nursing with 24+ years of experience supporting breastfeeding women through practice, teaching, research, and service. Dr. Strong has published in the field of lactation and maintains a program of research focusing on overcoming breastfeeding barriers. Currently, Dr. Strong has two funded research studies (ILCA 2012 Research Grant, UofM 2012 Faculty Research Grant) focused on breastfeeding education for pre-licensure nursing students better equipping students to assist new breastfeeding moms.
Ginger Carney, MPH, RDN/LDN, IBCLC-RLC, FILCA, FAND
|Ginger currently is the Director of Clinical Nutrition at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and an original member of the Memphis Area Lactation Consultant Association (formerly LEAP-Lactation Education and Promotion-for Memphis). She is a registered dietitian and international board certified lactation consultant. |
She was appointed to be a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association in 2008. She has worked many years in pediatric clinical nutrition and her areas of expertise include infant nutrition and breastfeeding support.
Interests include improving breastfeeding education for health professionals, improving collaboration in breastfeeding promotion with the local WIC program, and raising the breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in the Memphis-Shelby County area. She has served as MALCA’s representative to USLCA for the past few years.
A long tradition for MALCA is passing the “Presidential Coat” to the new president. The tradition started about 10 years ago by Florence Smith–Haney when she passed this coat at the end of her presidency to the new president. The coat is decorated by various breastfeeding buttons which she collected during her career as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
In addition to passing "The Presidential Coat" to the new President, a scholarship was established on August 5, 2009 in honor of Florence Smith-Haney's devoted life-long career of service to breastfeeding mothers and their babies. As a positive role model and inspiration to the ones that would eventually follow in her footsteps to become certified, Florence contributed many years of service to the profession as well as to the field of lactation.
She was among the first to seek certification in 1986 and noteworthy to mention is that it was only the 2nd time IBCLE had administered the exam. The recipient of the scholarship receives a certificate and funding for one year of MALCA membership.
"The Presidential Coat"
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