Southeast michigan ibclc's of color
Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC
Dr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Birth Doula. She is a national speaker with an international audience.
She is one of the Founding Members of Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color and Mama’s Mobile Milk. She serves as a Board Director for The United States Breastfeeding Committee. From 2017 to 2019, Dr. Lewis-Johnson served as Board President of a local non-profit breastfeeding support organization. The wife and mother of three is an active participant of The Maternal Infant Health, Health Equity Action Committee for the State of Michigan, and a member of MI Milk Collective. She is also the proud owner of Mommy & Me Lactation Consulting, LLC.
She serves her community by volunteering on the Beloved Community Initiative Leadership Team in Farmington Hills, Michigan. She also provides health equity training to local municipalities.
Dr. Lewis-Johnson has participated as a panelist regarding the Covid-19 vaccine and has moderated panels related to Covid-19 with leading national health officials. She is currently employed by Lactation Education Resources as the Accredited Provider Program Director and as an Instructor for lactation specific education.
Jennifer Day, IBCLC, RLC
Jennifer is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Birth Doula, Founder and Owner of Feed the Babes, LLC (www.FeedtheBabes.com) offering in-home and clinic-based, skilled breastfeeding support and birth doula services . Jennifer also serves as Michigan Breastfeeding Network (MIBFN) Community Building Project Manager, is a founding member of both Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color and MI Milk Collective, and is also a Board Director for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).
The married mother of two happy, healthy, breastfed children has made it her life mission to disrupt the broken systems that plague families that are impacted by systemic racism and injustice. Jennifer is a leader, sought after public speaker, consultant, clinician, advocate, and educator.
Jennifer is a dual Canadian and American citizen who currently lives in the metro Detroit area with her husband and their 2 children.
Shonte' Terhune-Smith, BS, IBCLC
Shonte’ is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has toiled diligently in Genesee County to increase breastfeeding rates. She has worked in the hospital, WIC, and at various pediatric and obstetrician clinics, as well as in her private practice Y.O.L.O - You Overcoming Lactation Obstacles- educating and supporting breastfeeding families.
She facilitates local support groups, works with community partners, provides birth and postpartum doula services, and recently completed training to be a childbirth educator. Shonte' has worked with hundreds of families through education, support, and empowerment. She prides herself in caring, professional, efficient, and trustworthy care. Her goal is to provide the gold standard of care for all families. She currently serves as Chair of the Genesee County Breastfeeding Coalition and as a regional IBCLC for State of Michigan WIC in the Flint area, where she resides with her husband and their four children.
Mia Roetherford, BA, IBCLC, CHW
Mia is an advocate of the underrepresented and a protector of her community- lover and caretaker of not only the infant that is born, but the mother as well.
Mia’s commitment to advancing breastfeeding equity through community-oriented breastfeeding support led her to earn Community Health Worker certification and the IBCLC credential through internship with the Mother Nurture Lactation College (currently the Henry Ford College Lactation Consultant Program).
Mia, who is a lifelong Detroiter and mother of two breastfed children, holds a BA in Biology from Wayne State University and is employed by Henry Ford Hospital as an IBCLC. She desires to leave an impact that ultimately changes the culture and overall perspective of what breastfeeding is and looks like in her community. As a co-founder of Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color she fights for breastfeeding equity, representation and cultural humility- with love and passion for her community as the driving force for her work.
Tameka Jackson-Dyer, BASc, IBCLC, CHW
Tameka is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant and certified Community Health Worker with a passion for community outreach who has been supporting breastfeeding mothers for almost two decades. She got her formal start in the lactation field as a WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, honing her counseling and clinical skills in WIC agencies, OB/Gyn offices and Baby Friendly hospitals throughout the metro Detroit area.
Tameka holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Studies with a Minor in Healthcare Administration from Siena Heights University and is the owner of CrazyMilkLady Lactation Support Services, LLC. In addition to her private practice and work with Southeast Michigan IBCLC’s of Color, Tameka is also Manager of Community Collaboration for Coffective, Lactation Consultant for the EMU CDC-REACH HAAP (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, Healthy Asian-American Project) and the Wayne County Healthy Communities Clinic NACCHO Breastfeeding Continuity of Care Project, an IBLCE Continuing Education Content Reviewer for Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) and Chair of the Metro Detroit/ Wayne County Breastfeeding Coalition.
Tameka’s work and volunteer roles allow her to provide a voice for the populations who are historically underrepresented in conversations about breastfeeding support, who in turn suffer the most from the consequences associated with low breastfeeding rates. To ensure that she reaches as many as she can in her community, Tameka also volunteers as a Sisterfriend with The Detroit Birthing Project, whose aim is to cut the incredibly high infant and maternal mortality rates in the City of Detroit. She is a lifelong Detroiter, wife, and mom of 3 who resides in the city with her family.