Marlene Scrivener - Director

Marlene began her career as a nurse. She has worked with breastfeeding families for 10 years as a qualified antenatal teacher. She has also worked as a breastfeeding peer support worker in Ipswich. Marlene has successfully completed a Unicef accredited course in Breastfeeding Management. She is an independent breastfeeding advisor.

Jacqui Miller - Director

Jacqui has 10 years invaluable experience in the support of families gained by working in partnership with parents in Suffolk. She is qualified to Level 4 in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Care and Education of Children. She has been working with breastfeeding mothers for 4 years. Jacqui has successfully completed a Unicef accredited course in Breastfeeding Management. She is an independent breastfeeding advisor.

Michelle Evans - Member and Chair

Michelle was an NCT antenatal teacher for 12 years. She was a Board director of the NCT for 6 years, this role included chairing a range of committees. Michelle was Chair of the East Suffolk Maternity Services Liaison Committee for 5 years and a member of the Ipswich Hospital Infant Feeding Group. Michelle's voluntary work in maternity services has given her an understanding of the issues faced by parents in East Suffolk. She also has a part time job as Company Secretary for a Data Processing Company.

 

Sarah Trigg - Member

 I have been a GP for 9 years and currently work as a part time salaried GP at Wickham Market Medical Centre. I met Marlene and Jacqui when I had difficulties feeding my first daughter 3 years ago, and found them to be very supportive and helpful, with lots of time to give. I am pleased to advise and support a local, much needed breast feeding service which gives positive support to families at an incredibly important time in their lives.

Katherine Ahluwalia - Member

Katherine is an NCT antenatal teacher with over 10 years experience. She is also an adult skills tutor for the CRUSE bereavement charity, and runs courses for parents, with the Suffolk County Council Community Learning Service. She is a homeopathic practitioner with a special interest in birthing and babies and a bereavement counsellor. She also works with another Social Enterprise, Skills for Parents, which is helping to support parents in Suffolk.

Alice Coyle - Member

Alice practised as a midwife for almost 30 years, 20 of them in independent practice followed by work as a specialist breastfeeding midwife for a major London teaching hospital. Growing up hearing her mother's stories of breastfeedig her and her 5 siblings, she has always promoted breastfeeding as 'the norm' rather than the exception and worked hard to educate and enable women and their families, many of whom have no positive breastfeeding 'stories' of their own. She has many years experience assisting mothers with ill, and premature babies, to breastfeed. Alice believes that women should be supported in their choices of how to feed and care for their babies and that they should be provided with unbiased, practical and well researched information.