About Us

CVLA works to connect lactation professionals to enhance their ability to provide quality lactation. CVLA brings together lactation care providers who wish to share clinical information, collaborate on projects, and provide/receive professional continuing education opportunities.

Membership is not limited to lactation care providers, and general meetings are open to non-members.  There is an annual membership fee which provides additional benefits, but membership is not required for participation.

CVLA is an official chapter of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and works to support the mission of USLCA, which is to advance the IBCLC within the U.S.


  • Monthly meetings will be held which will include continuing education opportunities and networking opportunities
  • Monitor and maintain Baby Café Bakersfield

 Board of Directors

President – Adrienne Guirguis, RLC, IBCLC, CCE

Vice President – Mary Stanley, RN, RLC, IBCLC

Secretary – Leslie Bloomquist, MSN, WHNP-BC, RLC, IBCLC

Treasurer – Patty Reis, RLC, IBCLC, CCE

Program Manager – Christine Staricka, BS, RLC, IBCLC, CCE

Central Valley Lactation Association is a division of Warm Line/La Cresta Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization