Meet Our Lactation Resource Center Staff
Reka Morvay, MA, IBCLC has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
since 2011, and has been working with breastfeeding mothers since 2007.
She started her breastfeeding support journey in Hungary, where she trained
as a lactation consultant and worked both inpatient in a hospital postpartum
unit and as outpatient in a busy ambulatory clinic. Reka received her
Master’s degree in Psychology from Cornell University. Since moving
back to Southern California in 2014, she has worked for BreastfeedLA and
the Inland Empire Breastfeeding Coalition, providing clinical education
to hospital staff and health care workers.
Reka serves breastfeeding mothers through her private practice, and continues
to regularly provide lactation education to health care staff such as
nurses and physicians, and to birth workers such as doulas, nannies and
newborn care specialists.
Susan Aldana, IBCLC has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
since 1985. She has spent her life helping parents achieve their breastfeeding
goals. Susan started helping families in 1975 as a La Leche League Leader
(LLL), facilitating mother-to-mother support groups, and spending hours
on the LLL warmline educating and counseling parents. Once she became
an IBCLC, Susan focused on bringing skilled clinical help to all mothers,
regardless of ability to pay. She founded breastfeeding clinics in local
hospitals and prenatal clinics, trained many hospitals and health agencies,
and mentored future IBCLCs. Because of her expertise and breadth of experiences,
Susan has had the honor to be invited several times to help write the
IBCLC Examiner’s certifying exam.
Her special interests are helping mothers establish a robust milk supply,
helping preterm infants transition to successfully feeding at the breast,
and helping the allergic breastfeeding dyad. She breastfed her own children,
and is the proud grandmother of 3 breastfed grandchildren.
Sara Howard, LM, CPM, IBCLC is a Licensed Midwife (LM), Certified Professional Midwife (CPM), and
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has a
BA in Creative Writing from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and graduated
from the National College of Midwifery. She attended UC San Diego’s
lactation consultant program after being inspired by her nursing journey
with her twins.
Sara has a background in healthcare advocacy, and worked for nonprofit
organizations in Los Angeles for ten years before becoming a midwife.
Most recently, she served as the Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned
Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. She is passionate about ensuring
that all families have the information, tools and guidance they need to
create their best futures.
Sara founded her private practice to support all individuals and families
as they explore their healthcare options and expand their families. She
takes great joy in being part of people's road to health and parenthood.
Coralyn AndresTaylor, MPH, RDN, CLE, CHES manages Good Samaritan Hospital’s Community Health Education Department
and Lactation Resource Center. She has more than 30 years of public health
education program development, implementation and management. Topic areas
include nutrition, cardiovascular health, stroke, perinatal health, breastfeeding,
and diabetes. Because chronic disease such as diabetes is both common
and costly, Coralyn has a longstanding interest in prevention. She enjoys
both individual and group patient and family education. As a Master’s
prepared Registered Dietician, Certified Health Education Specialist,
CPR Instructor and Certified Lactation Educator, she has applied her knowledge
and skills for the benefit of diverse ethnic and disadvantaged communities.
At home, Coralyn is the chief infection control and safety officer who
frequently reminders her family and friends to wash hands, use sunscreen
and wear bike helmets.
Rosa M. Martinez, CLE is a Perinatal Educator at Good Samaritan Hospital, Community Health and
Lactation Resource Center. She received her Certification as a Lactation
Educator from UCLA Extension in 2004 and completed the Certified Lactation
Educator refresher course in May 2016 from UC San Diego. Rosa provides
breastfeeding support, teaches bilingual breastfeeding classes, Infant
CPR, and through outreach efforts, she has increased participation rates
of our Hispanic community. For almost 15 years, Rosa has specialized in
breastfeeding education and support. For example, in the past 2 years,
she has helped over 100 mothers secure a breast pump to aid with their
Rosa is passionate about breastfeeding as a foundation of good health and
a means to reduce risks such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular
disease. She also supports the implementation of the diabetes and cardiovascular
class series. When not at work, Rosa provides Massage Therapy for perinatal
women and enjoys motivating people to stay healthy both in body and mind.