The D.C.Breastfeeding Coalition would like to congratulate Vanessa Hanible as the recipient of the Carol A. Ryan Equity in Lactation Scholarship!

Vanessa Hanible holds a Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Public Health from Tennessee State University. Since 2015, Vanessa has been supporting families as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Vanessa became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2018 because she saw the need for better knowledge to support parents as they transitioned into parenthood.

She is trained to recognize and guide people who have experienced mood disorders, domestic, and sexual violence to competent and compassionate care.

Vanessa has spoken on podcasts, panels, and national conferences about lactation and birth. She took the IBCLE exam in April 2021 and is eagerly awaiting results.

Congratulations Vanessa!

Last Updated: July 2021

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