LRC Staff

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 breastfeeding success.

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.

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