The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sabeen Adil, Iona Macnab, and Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi have been elected by the ILCA membership to the Board of Directors.
Their three-year terms will commence July 2017. We look forward to working with them to continue ILCA’s mission: to advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
Sabeen Adil, MD, IBCLC currently lives in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria and is originally from Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan. She has experience working in lactation, pediatric, and maternity clinics and hospitals in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, and Nigeria. Sabeen established the first lactation clinic in Pakistan, and worked to achieve recognition of lactation consultants as medical professionals in that country. She is currently a private practice lactation consultant in Nigeria.
Nor Kamariah Mohamad Alwi, BE, MIT, IBCLC resides in Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. She created the online breastfeeding support forum susuibu.com in 2004 and is a co-founder and President of Malaysian Breastfeeding Peer Counselors. She is on the Local Governance Task Force Coordinator for World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). Nor is working with IBCLCs to establish a Malaysian Lactation Consultant Association. She is currently a private practice lactation consultant.
Iona Macnab, BA(Hons), LLB, IBCLC lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is the co-founder of iLactation Online Breastfeeding Conferences, a global education platform offering continuing education credits for health professionals. She was a Le Leche League (LLL) Leader in Japan (13 years) and Australia (6 years), as well as the LLL Regional Administrator for Asia, Africa and Middle East (7 years). Currently, Iona is the Conference Coordinator for Lactation Consultants for Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) and ILCA’s Professional Development Committee Chair, in addition to her responsibilities with iLactation.
We are proud to have these lactation professionals join the ILCA Board of Directors.
The ILCA Board would like to thank each of you for your continued support. To find out more, please visit our website at www.ilca.org.