Beth Isaacs, Executive Director & Founder
Beth has worked in maternal-infant health since 1980. She received a B.S. from Northwestern University and a BSN from Rush University, after which she worked as a labor and delivery nurse, childbirth educator, and lactation consultant for many years. Beth earned a MPH from University of Illinois at Chicago. Her MPH thesis examined the impact of community-based doulas on rates of breastfeeding initiation among teen mothers on the west side of Chicago. This led to many years of work as a trainer of community-based doulas. Beth contributed to the book, The Community-Based Doula: Supporting Families Before, During, and After Child Birth. She also collected and edited the stories of community-based doulas in Sharing Our Stories, wrote a chapter on breastfeeding for the Textbook of Breast Disease, and contributed to the Illinois Breastfeeding Toolkit.