Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI)

CGBI: Who We Are

Faculty and Staff

Aunchalee Palmquist, PhD, IBCLC, Assistant Professor
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FACOG, Distinguished Scholar of Infant and Young Child Feeding
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, FAND, CGBI Director and Assistant Professor

Jessica Bridgman, MPH, RDN, LDN, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Julia Bourg, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Breastfeeding Healthcare Manager/Project Director
Brooke Gilliam, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Michelle Hendricks, MBA, RD, LD, IBCLC, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Linels HigueraAncidey, IBCLC, Ready, Set, Baby Facilitator
Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Christine Masterman, MSN, RN, IBCLC, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Kathy Parry, MPH, IBCLC, LMBT, Social/Clinical Research Specialist
Sharon Pengal, Executive Assistant
Judy Perry, Business Services Support
Robert A. Poarch, MA, Communications Specialist
Natalia Smith, RN, IBCLC, Ready Set, Baby Facilitator
Julie Theriault, MA, Accreditation and Training Manager
Julissa Thompson, BA, CLC, IBCLC, Graduate Research Assistant

Kristin Tully, PhD, Research Associate – Couplet Care Bassinet Project

Emeritus and Founding Director
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC

Students and Alumni

Ayanna Smith, MPH, May 2022
Raven Dunstan, MPH, May 2022
Enam Afi Mana Aidam, MPH, May 2020
Hannah Potter, MPH, May 2019
Michelle Matusinski, MPH, May 2019
Kate Lewandowski, MPH, May 2018
Candace Vance, MPH, May 2018
Charlotte Zuber, MPH/RD, December 2017
Amber Christis, MPH, May 2017
Larelle High Bookhart, MPH/RD; December 2015
Lorenzo Hopper, PhD, May 2016
Paige Schildkamp, MPH, May 2015
Zakiyah Williams, MPH, May 2014
Rachel Davis, MPH, December 2013
Kathy Parry, MPH, May 2012
Jessica Phipps, MPH, May 2012
Ali Starling, MPH, May 2012
Nathan Nickel, PhD, December 2011
Ellen Chetwynd, MPH, May 2011
Rachel Scheckter, MPH, May 2011
Elizabeth Jensen, MPH, May 2010
Hannah Pollet, MPH, May 2010
Pamela K. Dardess, MPH, May 2009
Sarah Davis, MPH, May 2009
Elizabeth Miller, MSPH, May 2009
Rebecca Swann, MSPH, May 2009
Brook Colgan, MPH, May 2008
Kavita Coombe, MPH, May 2008
Chetna Malhotra, MPH, January 2008
Isabelle Michaud-Létourneau, MPH, May 2008
Elizabeth Roberts, MPH, May 2008
Sheryl Abrahams, MPH, May 2007
Kelly Evans, MPH, May 2007
Kathryn Suyes, MPH, May 2007
Emily C. Taylor, MPH, December 2007
Leslie Echerd, MPH, December 2006