About

Planning Committee

Chair:

Untitled design (33).png Jessica Deeb
MS, RN, WHNP, IBCLC, LCCE
CERPS Nurse Planner
“Year after year, the Lamaze conference offers up-to-date, evidence-based information that shapes my role as a childbirth educator. As conference planning committee chair, I am excited for the program that has come together through the work of our members and staff.” – Jessica Deeb

Members:

Untitled design (38).png Gladys Ellett
MA, RN, CLC, LCCE
Continuing Ed. Chair
"This is one conference I look forward to attending each year because it is large enough that I can meet educators from the global community, speakers are carefully chosen to address timely topics and because it’s a great way to stay motivated and current. The benefits far outweigh the costs! Let’s go LamazeLIVE2019!" – Gladys Ellett
SG (1).png Susan Givens
BSN, RNC-OB, MPH, LCCE
Lead Nurse Planner
"The Lamaze conference is a great time to connect with friends and to meet new ones. There are lots of opportunities to update your knowledge and to be in the presence of dedicated people who are all about healthy, empowered birth. I always come away feeling energized and gratified that I am part of a community of awesome childbirth educators." – Susan Givens
Untitled design (40).png Liz DeMaere
RN, BN, LCCE
President, Ex Officio
Sujata-gami.png Sujata Gami
MS, CD(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
“The Annual Lamaze Conferences have been an amazing way to share and celebrate the wealth of our knowledge, passion and subject matter expertise. I am so excited and looking forward to meeting with my Lamaze colleagues and together experience yet another awesome event at Pittsburgh in April 2019.” – Sujata Gami 
Untitled design (34).png Amy Julian
RN, PCD(DONA), CLC, LCCE
"I left my first LamazeLIVE! feeling renewed and refreshed in my excitement about teaching and in my commitment to supporting healthy birth for EVERYONE.  The sense of shared purpose and community I felt all weekend inspired me to get more involved." – Amy Julian
Untitled design (35).png Karen Faulk
PhD, CD(DONA), LCCE
Local Committee
Untitled design (37).png Sharon Breunig
RN, MSN
Untitled design (36).png Ngozzi Tibbs
MPH, IBCLC, LCCE     
Board Liaison