In honor of the important contribution of Barbara Wilson-Clay, BS Ed, IBCLC, FILCA to the development of the IBCLC profession throughout her career over more than four decades, iLactation is proud to offer our second iLactation Barbara Wilson-Clay scholarship for an aspiring IBCLC. The scholarship includes full registration for the upcoming iLactation conference (17+ CERPs), and a hard copy of the 7th edition of The Breastfeeding Atlas\ by Barbara Wilson-Clay and Kay Hoover.
The scholarship was awarded to:
Nyasia Countee, USA
• An aspiring IBCLC
• from an underserved community
• who works or volunteers in an outpatient setting.
Barbara Wilson-Clay, BS Ed, IBCLC, FILCA became a La Leche League Leader in 1981 and served as Professional Liaison Leader for the Western United States. She qualified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 1987 and was recognized as a Fellow of the International Lactation Consultant Association in 2008. Barbara maintained a busy private practice in Austin, Texas for 30 years and continues to consult on specialized cases. She has served on national and international coalitions to promote breastfeeding. A volunteer citizen-lobbyist at the Texas Legislature since 1990, Barbara advocates for breastfeeding as a health policy issue and helped pass a landmark law protecting the civil rights of nursing mothers in Texas. She helped found and served on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Mothers Milk Bank at Austin, retiring as Vice President of the Board in 2011. Barbara’s commentaries on practice ethics, case studies, and original research have been widely published. She serves on the editorial review boards of several lactation journals. Her clinical photographs appear in textbooks and lactation training programs. She and her late husband, David, raised three daughters in Austin. Two grandchildren, Ellie and Oliver, have joined the family.
Barbara was one of our earliest iLactation speakers and we are excited to introduce our inaugural scholarship in her name to honour her in retirement.