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Our Leadership

Executive Director

Tiffany Uher, MPA  
Tiffany completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She is an alumnus of Leadership Lincoln-Fellows Class XXIX. Tiffany joined the MilkWorks team in 2022. 

Medical Director 

Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist 

Prior to her role as a cofounder when MilkWorks opened in 2001, Dr. Kathy Leeper was a pediatrician in private practice. As MilkWorks’ Medical Director, Dr. Leeper leads a busy clinical practice with a team of IBCLCs in Lincoln and Omaha. In 2009, Dr. Leeper was honored as a Fellow of “The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine,” an international organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding. ( Dr. Leeper is also focused on providing education for healthcare professionals world-wide via another nonprofit organization, IABLE (the Institute for the Advancement of Breastfeeding and Lactation Education-, and developing a credential for Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists in North America via NABBLM (The North American Board of Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine)
Dr. Leeper was one of the first breastfeeding medicine specialists in the US, and accepts referrals for mothers and babies with breastfeeding problems within and beyond the scope of an IBCLC. Examples include: • Low milk supply • Poor milk removal by baby • Poor weight gain • Acute and chronic breast or nipple pain • Breast and nipple infections • Food intolerances • Evaluation and treatment of tongue-tie.
MilkWorks is in-network with all major private insurance plans and all three Nebraska Medicaid managed care plans. Mothers without insurance may take advantage of a reduced out of pocket fee. As a non-profit community breastfeeding center, MilkWorks does not deny services based on ability to pay.
Dr. Leeper is also happy to provide a complimentary one-hour in-service for physician offices. Presentations can be tailored to any specific areas of interest within Breastfeeding Medicine.

Operations Director

Adina Olsen, BA 
Adina has an undergraduate degree from Chadron State College and is currently working toward obtaining her Master's of Business Administration degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She has worked in non-profit organizations in various roles for the past 12 years. Adina became passionate about the MilkWorks mission after receiving support with her two children and was thrilled to join the team in 2022. 

Community Education Team

Angie Cantrell 
Community Education Director - Omaha

Jennifer Bernhardt 
Lincoln Education and Support - Team Lead

Adrienne Heter
Omaha Education and Support - Team Lead

Clinic Team

Michelle Lingenfelter, APRN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant and Team Lead - Omaha/Lincoln

Michelle received her Master's Degree in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002,  and has worked in Lincoln as a certified pediatric nurse practitioner since that time.  She earned her IBCLC in 2004, following her passion for helping breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Michelle joined the MilkWorks team in 2020.

Christi Schill, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant and Team Lead - Omaha

Christi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Briar Cliff College in 2000, after attending the University of Iowa and being a Hawkeye fan. Prior to joining MilkWorks in September of 2015, she worked as a nurse in women's health, transplant, and the emergency room. After many years in the ER, she was ready to get back into women's health. She became a Lactation Consultant in 2010 and had worked and has worked as a lactation consultant in post-partum as well as the NICU. 

Karnyta White, APRN-WHNP, BC, CLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Karnyta received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013. She has worked for the past decade as a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner. Following her own struggle with breastfeeding and after caring for countless lactating individuals, she was inspired to obtain a lactation certification through The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice in 2022.  She is currently pursuing the IBCLC credential. Karnyta joined the MilkWorks team in 2022.

Anne Easterday, BA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Anne graduated from Union Institute and University with a major in Maternal Child Health – Lactation Consulting in 2015, and was an accredited La Leche League leader from 1992-2021. She has previously served as a member of La Leche League’s United States Council and Board of Directors. Anne earned her IBCLC certification in 2008, and joined the lactation team at MilkWorks Omaha in March 2014.

Miriam Heider, BA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

Miriam received her BA in Human Relations from Doane College in 2014. Her interest in supporting postpartum families and addressing health inequities in the community led her to MilkWorks. She worked as a Breastfeeding Educator for MilkWorks until she earned her IBCLC in 2019. She/Her/Hers


Michelle Jenkins, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

Michelle has an Associate’s Degree of Science in Nursing and experience in medical oncology and short stay surgical. Michelle initially joined MilkWorks as a breastfeeding educator in 2009, then became a lactation specialist and earned her International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. After nearly 7 years of experience at MilkWorks (2009-2016), she is glad to be back as an on-call lactation consultant working with mothers and children.

Kristi Lord, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Kristi graduated from Northwest University, Kirkland Washington with a BSN in 2005. She has experience in obstetrics, labor/delivery, postpartum as well as NICU. Following her passion for maternal and child health, Kristi earned her IBCLC in 2017 and became a Lactation Consultant at MilkWorks in 2019.

Suzy Meyers, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

Suzy attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was an accredited La Leche League Leader from 1996-2022. Suzy was certified as an IBCLC in 2002 and has been providing lactation care to mothers at MilkWorks for over 16 years. 

McKenzie Taylor, BS, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

McKenzie received her Bachelors of Science in Maternal Child Health from Union Institute and University in 2012 and recieved her IBCLC in 2013. While McKenzie started out as a doula, she quickly fell in love with helping breastfeeding mothers.

Jillian Vanecek, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Jillian earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism & Mass Communications from University of Iowa in 2003, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013.  The first decade of her professional career she spent in sales and recruiting before following her heart to nursing.  Jillian spent several years as a NICU bedside RN.  In 2020, she earned her IBCLC and became a NICU Lactation Consultant.  In 2021, she completed Course 1 training in Healing Touch, and a certificate in perinatal mood disorders.  Jillian joined the Milkworks Omaha team in September 2022.