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
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.