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!