Tennessee Valley Lactation Support is excited to announce that WE ARE GROWING! While Sarah Willis still provides the same (and more) services as before, North Alabama needs more than the support of just one person. With the vision to provide accessible and affordable lactation and infant feeding support for all, Sarah is teaming up with Karin Treski, who will be taking on an administrative role in the company. Karin has been an invaluable member, helping to expand the current practice into a sustainable and thriving production.
We have also contracted a team of experts to collectively provide education and assistance to the families in this community. There will be a more formal announcement in the near future, but -- in the meantime -- Let's introduce our new team members:
Katie Parkes, RN, IBCLC, with Milk & Honey Holistic Breastfeeding Services (M&H), is joining our network as a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant, with previous experience in labor-delivery, postpartum, and lactation services. With Kim Evans, their private practice has been providing breastfeeding services to the community since 2018.
Kim Evans, RN, IBCLC -- also affiliated with M&H -- is coming to us with over 20 years of experience working as a hospital nurse in neonatal intensive care and as a lactation consultant. Four years ago, she and Katie began working in private practice and helping families with feeding their babies.
Mariah Alyce, CLC, has been serving families as a birth worker, offering doula support and lactation counseling. She is working privately in these roles, and we are so excited for her to join our team of lactation professionals. Learn more about Mariah and the other services that she offers outside of TVLS at www.mariahalyce.com.
Ophelia Talley, CLC, @opheliat.iam, has been an uplifting influencer in the community, facilitating support and education for Black Families in the Huntsville community for years. She has been running Mocha Milk Mamas and supporting breastfeeding WOC through support groups and Black Breastfeeding Week events in the area.
These four new members are going to be an excellent addition to our group, and we're so excited to create this network of amazing individuals who are dedicated to helping the families in our community meet their lactation and infant feeding goals. Our vision is coming to life, and we are so excited to share more details about this collaboration in the near future.
Sarah P. Willis, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Owner, Clinical Director