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.

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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