Congratulations to Pat Steimer, RN, IBCLC (International Board PatCertified Lactation Consultant), LCCE, for receiving the United States Lactation Consultant Associations President’s Award for 2017! 

Pat has worked in birth and breastfeeding care as an educator and then as a doula since the 1980s and has been an IBCLC for over a decade. She was the major force behind the formation of the new East Tennessee Chapter of USLCA and serves as the Chapter president.

For the past 5 years, she has lead the charge advocating for IBCLC licensure in Tennessee and continues to work to overcome challenges in this process.