International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Registered Nurse.
After Graduating from Mount Mercy Academy in 1987 and Trocaire College in 1997, Cathy has spent the last 20 years as a RN, caring for mothers and their babies in the Mother/Baby and Intensive Care units at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. She became an IBCLC in 2012 and certified to teach the Baby Friendly 20-hour course in 2015. Cathy has also worked as an RN at WNY Pediatrics, Erie County Health Department and Cradle Beach Camp. Her IBCLC experience comes from direct care and support of breastfeeding mothers and their babies starting at the time immediately following birth (the golden hour) and beyond. At the Care Connection, Cathy's work included prenatal education, leading a biweekly support group for new moms and providing breastfeeding consultations. Her education , certifications and experience have provided her with unique and effective skills to educate and support breastfeeding moms and their babies under a variety of stages and circumstances.