Sacred Roots Program Manager
P: (503) 430-9072
Linda has worked in maternal and child health and early child education plus parent education for the last 20 years primarily on the East Coast. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Labor and Postpartum Doula, and Childbirth Educator. She has been featured on radio and print publications discussing doula and lactation support as well as maternal and infant issues through a racial and cultural lens. Previously Linda served on the board of the Northwest Mothers Milk Bank and currently facilitates the African American Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon.
She is passionate about every mother/birth parent having loving support, education and advocacy during the most vulnerable time of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. This is parenting from conception to knowing your options to make the healthiest informed decisions that impact every aspect of parent and baby’s futures. For instance, breastfeeding can impact babies’ health as well as the mother and eventually it can change the disparate health issues that we face in Black communities. She truly believes this will bring the Black community back to their traditional Sacred Roots.
Linda enjoys cooking and hopes to travel in the future to experience different cultures. She loves to read about African/African American history, factual, fiction and science fiction. She believes that we have to learn from the past to solve today's challenges and create a thriving and equitable tomorrow.