Angela started her career as a Birth Doula, completed a degree in Biology & Psychology, and then complete her Nursing degree program at University of Toronto. As a Registered Nurse, she has worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a major, Toronto teaching hospital ever since.
After 10 years as a bedside nurse in the NICU, a few years teaching Childbirth Education for Peel Public Health, and two exclusively breastfed children, Angela also completed her education hours and the exam to become an IBCLC in 2009. She continued working in the NICU as a Lactation Consultant, and then shortly after began her private practice supporting members of the community.
Angela is a published author of a textbook chapter on Breastfeeding Challenges in the NICU, she is a member of a hospital Baby-Friendly Initiative committee, was a Breastfeeding Educator for Health Care Professionals, and has presented at an International Lactation Consultants Association Conference.
After her third child & maternity leave, Angela started building Nutmeg Consulting, her team of 20 wonderful, non-judgmental Birth & Postpartum Doulas and Lactation Consultants who offer in-home / hospital support to their clients. She also created Birth, Babies & Breastfeeding Virtual Academy which creates online courses for new and expecting parents.
Angela also spent 5 years as part of a Board of Directors for a non-profit organization and held several roles, including Assistant Coordinator, and President. She looks forward to helping to grow the presence of the CLCA and to inspire and support IBCLCs across Canada!
Bethany has a passion for integrative and functional medicine and works hard to keep abreast of new studies in these areas. Her career path as a nurse and lactation consultant have fostered in her a passion for the importance of both western and alternative medicines. She has a particular interest in holistic medicine including lactation, airway function, hormone regulation an digestive health.
After graduating as a nurse, Bethany worked in hospital and long term care facilities, eventually finding her career calling in primary care. Following the birth of her second child, she trained at the Newman Breastfeeding Institute in Toronto. Before writing her boards, Bethany spend more than 2,000 hours in direct contact with breastfeeding mothers, working closely with them and their families to achieve their personal breastfeeding objectives.
Bethany holds a seat on the Baby Friendly Initiative Committee at the Woolwich Community Health Centre in St. Jacobs, Ontario. She continues to work as a primary care clinical nurse and Telemedine Nurse Coordinator in St. Jacobs; as an IBCLC at Robins' Nest Family Care; and as a private practice IBCLC at Nourishing Foundations Lactation Consulting in Guelph, Ontario. She is currently furthering her education in herbal medicine for women under the tutelage of Dr. Aviva Romm.