Claire Eden, IBCLC
President, Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
Carole Hendrix, IBCLC
Acting Treasurer, Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
Chrysta B. Andrews BS, IBCLC, RLC
Member, Board of Directors Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
Chrysta has worked for the District 2 Public Health WIC program for 23 years in which 12 of those years she served as the Nutrition Program Manager- Breastfeeding Coordinator. She has been a Board Certified Lactation Consultant for 19 years. Chrysta served as the secretary for the Northeast Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition and as the secretary for the North Georgia Regional Breastfeeding Advocacy Group. In her spare time she loves to coach cheerleading, direct and judge beauty pageants and reading. Chrysta is married to Jim Andrews and is the proud mother of 2 teenage daughters, Alexas and Bryce, who she breastfed.
Kathleen (Kat) Chiu, IBCLC, RLC
Past President, Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
Kat has been involved in the breastfeeding world since 1977. In 1980, she was accredited as a La Leche League Leader and a Certified Childbirth Educator, and in 1987, she certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). In the last 28 years, she has held positions as an LC in a pediatrics practice, a private practice, a group LC practice, and both postpartum and the NICU. She has also spent years teaching both breastfeeding and childbirth classes.
Kat has worked in the breast pump industry as a lactation consultant, sales manager, product manager and a marketing resource for over 10 years. She has been a member of ILCA since 1987 and has served as President, Past-President, Outreach Coordinator, and Communications Coordinator of the SouthEastern Lactation Consultants Association (SELCA). She has also served ILCA, in the past, as its International Conference Speaker Chair, and has served for over 15 years on the Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition, currently holding the position of President on the GBC’s Board of Directors.
Kat is the proud mother of 3 beautiful daughters and 3 great sons-in-law. She enjoys reading, traveling, plus anything having to do with breastfeeding, mothers and babies. But most of all, she enjoys her 7 gorgeous grandchildren.
Audrey K. Thompson, RN, IBCLC, RLC, CCE, BBA
Vice President, Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
Audrey started her career in the healthcare field as a hospital consultant for clinical information technology, which inspired her interest in nursing. After being a Maternal-Child RN for 8 years, her passion for breastfeeding lead her to head the breastfeeding program at South Fulton Medical Center, providing education to nurses, classes to parents and lactation support for new moms. After becoming certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2012, she entered private practice, where she continues to help families meet their breastfeeding goals. Audrey is pleased to support breastfeeding moms in the classes she provides as Perinatal Educator at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Audrey is active in support of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Georgia, and is a member of ILCA, USLCA, and USBC as well as currently serving as Vice President of the SouthEastern Lactation Consultants Association (SELCA). She has been a member of GBC since 2012 and currently holds the position of Vice President on the GBC’s Board of Directors.
Audrey loves home-schooling her formerly breastfed 2 sons and daughter, and is active at Mt. Paran Church of God. Audrey often advocates for children with special needs, and mothers, babies and families everywhere. In her rare free time, Audrey enjoys singing, reading and traveling and adores all things Disney.
Monica Lightfoot, IBCLC
Secretary, Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition
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