Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing December 1997 from Michigan State University. From there she went to live in Washington D.C. where she participated in a maternal-child fellowship program geared towards new graduates entering specialties. For the past 20 years, her primary focus has been labor and delivery, maternal-child and surgical nursing. She is currently employed by Henry Ford Health System where she provides clinical management of lactation, develop lactation curriculum, perform quality improvement projects, and serves on the Baby-Friendly Collaborative Committee. She has experience as a Nursing Instructor teaching at various hospitals in the Metro-Detroit area. Additionally, she does home-visiting lactation consultations for Harambee Care MIHP. She is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice Candidate at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is the President of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association.
Passionate about breastfeeding and its health outcomes, Sekeita provides lactation services in the City of Detroit and surrounding areas with an emphasis on exclusivity. Her main goal is to help breastfeeding families achieve their feeding goals. She believes that breastfeeding self-efficacy is key to breastfeeding success. Sekeita has breastfed 3 children and has first-hand knowledge regarding breastfeeding challenges.
With a background in Higher Education Student Affairs and Community Outreach to increase the number of students of color applying, attending, and graduating from 4-year colleges and universities, Tisha Tyson formerly worked for University of Michigan Ann Arbor and Georgetown University. She’s currently a stay at home mom of twins.
Shanita Fort is a mother, trained doula, project manager and artist. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Management in May 2016 from Augusta University. Since graduation, she has moved into project management and become a trained doula.
She is the board member at-large of Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). Shanita is a huge advocate about breastfeeding and the health benefits to not only the child but the mother. Shanita provides lactation support to her doula clients as well as women in the community. She is an active member of a breastfeeding support group in the Augusta community. Her main goal is to help breastfeeding families achieve their feeding goals. She believes that breastfeeding self-efficacy is key to breastfeeding success. As a multi-year breastfeeding mother and doula, Shanita has first-hand knowledge regarding breastfeeding and its challenges.
Mommy Ambassador At-Large
Victoria Washington is a stay at home mom and serial entrepreneur. She cherishes the time that she spends with her amazing daughter, Addison Olivia. She earned her B.S. Chemistry degree from the University of Michigan and utilizes her science background as a co-founder and general manager of Detroit Dough, a safe-to-eat cookie dough distributor located in Detroit, MI.
As part of her community involvement, Victoria serves as the Mommy Ambassador for Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). She has also successfully participated in the Community-Based Doula Training Program in hopes of supporting moms through prenatal, birth, and postnatal care. Her role as Mommy Ambassador allows her to regularly interface with a diverse group of women and forge positive relationships within the community while encouraging women in their breastfeeding journey.