Joan Ortiz is co-founder of Limerick, Inc. and President of the award-winning Limerick Workplace Lactation Program, overseeing the organization’s Lactation Consultants and Registered Nurses. Joan earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA) and certificates for Lactation Consultant (CLC) and Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) from UCLA. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who developed one of the most comprehensive workplace breastfeeding support models available proven effective in a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (2004).
Her goals are to provide scientific information and viable options to families, enable them to make informed decisions about breastfeeding, and support those decisions. She has won several awards, including Burbank’s Women of the Year, Business Life Magazine’s Women Achievers, and Special Congressional Recognition for Women in Science & Technology.