President

Jennifer Rowland, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Research Tower, 1st Floor
50 North Dunlap
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Office:  901.287.5311
Fax:      901.287.5123
Email: Jennifer.Rowland@lebonheur.org


Jennifer Rowland recently moved to Hernando, MS from Arkansas after 16 years. She has been married for 21 years and have 3 sons ages 15. 13, and 9. She has been a registered nurse since 2002 and an IBCLC since 2016. Jennifer is currently a Lactation consultant at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She has worked in areas such as bedside nursing, school nursing, behavioral health, Arkansas Dept of health, well baby nursery, and was the previous patient education coordinator at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello, AR. Jennifer's passion for breastfeeding started after the birth of her first son and she volunteered as a breastfeeding class instructor for 8 years at the hospital in Monticello while being a stay at home mom. She went on to become a CLS and then sat for the IBCLC exam in 2016. Jennifer's desire and passion is to support, educate, advocate, and assist the breastfeeding dyad in every way possible and help the mother reach her personal breastfeeding goals. 


Appointed Positions

"Great leaders don't set out to be a leader........They set out to make a difference. 

Its never about the role-always about the goal."   LisaHaisha.com

2021 - 2022

Board

Breastfeeding Coalition Liaison 

Treasurer
Lindsey Lee, MS, RD, CSP, LDN

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Research Tower, 1st Floor
50 North Dunlap
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Office:  901.287.5074
Fax:      901.287.5123
Email: lindsey.lee@lebonheur.org




"The Presidential Coat"

Executive Board

Recording Secretary
Julia Yvonne Noel, MS, RD, LDN, CLS
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Research Tower, 1st Floor
50 North Dunlap
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Office:  901.287.5311
​Fax:      901.287.5123
Email: Julia.Noel@lebonheur.org


​Julia Yvonne Noel is a registered dietitian and certified lactation specialist. Julia obtained her bachelor's of science in education (BS in ED) degree in the University of Memphis in Spring 2013. Julia completed 24 hours of post-graduate coursework in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from Fall 2013 to Spring 2014. Julia also completed her master's of science (MS) degree and dietetic internship at the University of Memphis in Fall 2017. She began her career as a dietitian in January 2018 at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Julia's passion for breastfeeding and lactation support began in 2013 while studying Maternal and Child Health as a student at the University of Tennessee. She was inspired to learn more about health disparities and barriers to breastfeeding, particularly amongst minorities. Julia continued to pursue education and involvement in lactation by becoming a MALCA member in December 2017. Julia has truly loved serving as Member-at-Large for the 2018-2019 year and is excited for the opportunity to continue serving as Recording Secretary this upcoming year.  

Members at Large

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. 

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." 

​                                                                                  John Quincy Adams

Historian 

Ginger Carney, MPH, RDN/LDN, IBCLC-RLC, FILCA, FAND
Director, Clinical Nutrition and Lactation Services
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place – MS 732
Memphis, TN 38105
Office: 901.595.3315
Email: Ginger.Carney@stjude.org


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.

Breastfeeding Update Chair

Webmaster/Social Media

President-Elect
TBD

Corresponding Secretary
Lindsay Walsh, MS, RD, LDN, CLS
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Research Tower, 1st Floor
50 North Dunlap
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Office:  901.287.5152
​Fax:      901.287.5123
Email: lindsay.walsh@lebonheur.org


Lindsay Walsh attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition in 2011. She then completed her dietetic internship at The University of Alabama, Birmingham and became a Registered Dietitian in 2012. Lindsay began working at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in 2013. She finished her Masters with The University of Alabama in 2017.  During her career as a pediatric dietitian, she has obtained a certification as a certified lactation specialist (CLS). Lindsay has a passion for promoting breastfeeding in her community and continuing her education in the lactation field.