Director of Lactation Services
Katie graduated from The University of Maryland School of Nursing in 2004. She worked in the Postpartum/Antepartum Unit at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for 2 1/2 years before taking some time off to stay home with her Birth Center baby, Lucy. Katie gave birth to Lucy in the Yellow Room in July 2006 and it was the most amazing accomplishment of her life. Katie joined the Birth Center family in October 2007. She was certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in October 2009. Katie says, “To me, The Birth Center is community in a world full of people turning a blind eye to one another. My clients and coworkers are my friends, my family and my teachers. I watch as women become mothers and befriend and support one another. It is so rare in this world today to have such a sense of community.” mKatie is also the creator of the BalancedBreastfeeding.com blog and online programs. When Katie isn’t helping moms and babies, you will find her gardening, running, refinishing furniture, or taking pictures.