NYLCA Leadership

Information About the Executive Board

The officers of the Executive Board of the New York Lactation Consultant Association voluntarily serve a two-year commitment. An officer must be a member of the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). NYLCA members can vote for candidates for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer at the Annual General Meetings in June.

Executive Board


Crystal S Alexander, RN, BSN, IBCLC, President

Crystal Alexander is a proud member of NYLCA. She is employed full time as a lactation consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She also has her own lactation private practice. Crystal is a member of the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition. To continue her growth and development as a lactation consultant, Crystal attends workshops regularly. She is dedicated to helping perfect her craft and better serve her clients. Her vision is to help develop NYLCA by networking with practitioners from all over the state of New York to increase access for breastfeeding help to all women in need. Crystal encourages IBCLCs to reach out to each other and provide support to new lactation consultants so that there can be a community speaking up for the rights of breastfeeding mothers! 

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Stephanie Wagner, BSN, RNC, IBCLC, RLC, Treasurer

I still consider myself new to NYLCA and the IBCLC community. I am constantly learning on a daily basis, and every dyad interaction teaches me something new. I look at breastfeeding as a global health issue, and I want to do my part to combat that by getting evidenced-based health information and support out to as many moms and babies as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to become more involved in our organizations, such as NYLCA. My vision for NYLCA and our community is to stay a strong root and resource for each other, as well as the profession as a whole. Professional breastfeeding organizations, especially on the state or federal level, should be household words for any breastfeeding parent.

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Coordinators

Coordinator and Directors are appointed by the officers of the Executive Board to fulfill specific long-term tasks that require a substantial time commitment.

Please contact the Executive Board if you have ideas about creating additional coordinator positions and/or creating a revenue source to sustain such positions.

Our current coordinators are as follows:

Education Coordinator

Lashanda Dandrich





Liaisons

Liaison positions are voluntary and approved by officers of the Executive Board. A liaison must be a member of the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA) and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Committees

Committees are formed based on interest and need and approved by the officers of the Executive Board. Committee Chairs and Members are voluntary positions. A committee chair or committee member must also be a member of the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA).

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