Mayor Jones' Breastfeeding Commission

Mayor Dwight C. Jones

Breastfeeding Commission

Stephanie Ferguson PhD | Co-Chair, Mayor’s Breastfeeding Commission

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Doris Moseley, MSM | Co-Chair, Mayor’s Breastfeeding Commission

Director, Department of Social Services

Health Care

Amy Turner | Community Ed and Outreach Director, Bon Secours Virginia

Stephanie Ferguson PhD | Co-Chair, Mayor’s Breastfeeding Commission

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Valerie Coleman RN | Lactation Specialist

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems

Susie Dunton, RN | Lactation Specialist, Chippenham Hospital

Alice Freeman CNC | Healthy Heart Plus II, Inc.

Basmah Karriem | This is Your Birth, Birth Doula

Leslie Lytle | OmMamma – Yoga for Childbearing Years

Joyce Branch | Birth Doula, The Rejuvenation Space

Vernessa Holmes | WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator and Nutritionist

Richmond City Health District

Angela D. Davis | Division Director, March of Dimes

Brian Gullins | Program Coordinator, Richmond Family and Fatherhood Initiative

Richmond City Health District

Saba Masho, MD | Department of Epidemiology and Community Health

School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University

Tracy Causey | CEO, Capital Area Health Network

Carolina Lugo | La Leche League

Adrienne Uphoff, AAPL | La Leche League, Skyline Lactation Care

Norma Ryan | Outreach Worker

CHIP of Greater Richmond, a program of Family Lifeline

Lisa H. Akers, MS | State Breastfeeding Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health

Division of WIC & Community Nutrition Services

Martina J. Smith | Post Partum Doula

Laurinda Finn-Davis, RN | Nursing Supervisor

Richmond City Health District

Carol Williams, MD | Pediatrician

Vicki Lovings, MD | Pediatrician

Karen Jefferson, MD | OB/GYN

Sulola Adekoya, MD | OB/GYN, Director of Clinical Services, Richmond City Health District

Gauri Gulati, MD | Pediatrician/Lactation Consultant, Director of Pediatric Residency

Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems

Business Community

George Peyton | Vice President Government Relations

Retail Merchants Association of Greater Richmond

LaJune D. Fowlkes | Health Educator/Community Relations Liaison

VA Premier Health Plan, Inc.

Lynn Vogel | Program Manager Field Operations

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus

Mr. Chris Bennett | Member Services and Accounting Manager

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Guenet M. Beshah | Executive Coach, Capital One

Ms. Freda Thornton | President, FWL & Sons McDonalds


Carolyn N. Graham, Med. | Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services

City of Richmond

Carol Stanley, DMAS | Quality Improvement Analyst

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Service, Division of Health Care Services

Ashley Barton, LCSW | Division of Maternal and Child Health

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Theresa Sirles | System Operations Analyst I, Department of Justice Services

City of Richmond

Stormy Noland | Breastfeeding Mother, Department of Social Services

Gurdeep Bhatia | IT Manager, City of Richmond

Valena A. Dixon | Vice President, Community Relations and Marketing

Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority


Reverend Deborah Simmons | Director of Women Ministry, Baptist General Convention

Ms Cherry Peters | Interim Executive Director, Friends Association for Children

Rachel Watson | Breastfeeding Mother

Mrs. Shawna Manning

Cecilia Barbosa | Principal, cBe Consulting

Mrs. Anoa M. Marshall

Melanie Headley | Certified Lactation Counselor, Child Birth Educator

Laneka Austin | WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Monica Tinsley | WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

Members at Large

Teri Brown, RN | Richmond City Health District

Kathryn Suyes, RN | Public Health Nurse, Richmond City Health District

Lydia English | Outreach Worker, Project Connect – FAMIS

Bon Secours Richmond Health System

City of Richmond Staff

Tesha Davis | Marketing & PR Manager, Parks, Recreation and Facilities Management

Rose Stith Singleton, MEd | Project Director, Richmond Healthy Start Initiative

Department of Social Services

Carol Jackson, MPA | Clinical Coordinator, Richmond Healthy Start Initiative

Carla Childs, MURP | Project Management Analyst, Department of Human Services

Sadie Johnson | Outreach Case Manager, Richmond Healthy Start Initiative