Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM
Dr. Eglash is a clinical professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Department of Family Medicine. In addition to practicing family medicine, she has been a board certified lactation consultant since 1994.
In 2013 she developed the Outpatient Breastfeeding Champion training program to teach breastfeeding knowledge and support to the primary care medical offices in the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation System in Madison, Wisconsin.
Anne is a cofounder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is the co-medical director and cofounder of the Mothers’ Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes.
She is the medical director of the outpatient lactation program at Meriter Hospital, and the medical director of the University of Wisconsin Lactation Services. She has published many peer-reviewed articles on breastfeeding medicine and sits on the editorial board for Breastfeeding Medicine Journal.
She co-hosts and produces a free breastfeeding medicine podcast series, The Breastfeeding Medicine Podcast, which can also be found on iTunes.
Kathy Leeper, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM
Dr Leeper first worked as a pediatrician, then helped to develop a free-standing, nonprofit breastfeeding center and clinic in Lincoln, Nebraska, called MilkWorks. (www.milkworks.org). She served as its Medical Director, practicing breastfeeding medicine exclusively from 2001-2014.
After moving to Kansas City, KS in 2014, she returns to Nebraska 2 days per month for clinic, and has joined IABLE to serve on the board of directors, help with trainings and with the development of new educational material. She was honored as a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine in 2009, and was elected to its Board of Directors in 2014, currently serving as chair of the Education Committee.
Karen Bodnar MD, IBCLC, FABM
Dr. Bodnar is an army brat who has lived in nine states. Prior to medical school, she received her BS in Physics from MIT and she served as an officer in the US Air Force. She earned her MD at the University of Florida in 2007. She remained at UF to do her residency in Pediatrics and elected to do additional training to become an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
After completing her training, she moved to California with her husband. There she worked in private practice and as an assistant clinical professor of general pediatrics at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Recently, she has relocated to Virginia. She is a pediatric hospitalist at Inova Children’s Hospital and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She has two young children, both of whom were breastfed.
Stephanie Ryan RN, BSN, IBCLC
Stephanie Ryan is an RN BSN IBCLC who grew up in southeastern Minnesota where she received her Bachelor's Degree from Winona State University. She started her career in a small community hospital in single room maternity care. Labor and delivery was her first love but over the years her focus shifted more to education and breastfeeding. She became an IBCLC in 1996 and changed jobs in 2001 to focus more on lactation. She started working as an IBCLC at a larger tertiary care center, Gundersen Health System, and helped lead their breastfeeding task force to become a Baby Friendly Designated Hospital in 2008. She continues to work there as an inpatient and outpatient lactation consultant. She became a trainer for IABLE in 2014 and joined the board of directors in 2015. When she's not sharing her passion for breastfeeding, Stephanie is all about her family. She and her husband Jeff have 5 sons and spend most of their free time with them. They also love sports, traveling, and the outdoors.