MS, RN, IBCLC, FILCA has a long history of experience in Maternal Child Health including labor and delivery, postpartum and pediatrics, and for the past 25 years she has been involved in lactation management as an IBCLC. Ms Hughes has a BSN from Pacific Lutheran University and a MS from Georgetown University. While employed at Georgetown University Hospital she was the director of the Human Milk Bank, developed the National Capitol Lactation Center, and The Lactation Consultant Training Program. This course has trained over 3,000 Lactation Consultants since its inception. She has been a private practice lactation consultant and business owner, operating her own lactation center, Washington’s Families First. Ms. Hughes is the Program Director for Lactation Education Resources (LER, www.lactationtraining.com). This online and on-site program offers training programs for prospective and current lactation consultants. In addition, LER offers educational programs for nurses and health care providers employed by hospitals looking to meet BabyFriendly requirements. Ms Hughes was recently honored with a “lifetime achievement award”, being named a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA). View the webinar delivered by Ms. Hughes: “Using the Joint Commission Perinatal Core Measurement for Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding to Improve Breastfeeding Care: Effective Strategies for Data Collection and Compliance”.