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Our Staff

Medical Director 

Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist 
Dr. Leeper is a graduate of the University of Nebraska - College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency in Minneapolis and spent four years in a private pediatric practice before becoming one of the first Breastfeeding Medicine Specialists in the country.  In 2009, Dr. Leeper was honored as a Fellow in the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Leeper oversees our team of IBCLCs and provides clinical services in Lincoln and Omaha. Read on for more information

Leadership Team

Angie Cantrell 
Director of Community Engagement - Omaha

Jennifer Bernhardt 
Lincoln Education and Support - Team Lead

Adrienne Heter
Omaha Education and Support - Team Lead

Amy Rikli
Director of Community Engagement- Lincoln

Clinic Team

Mindee Booth, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

Mindee graduated from Bryan LGH - College of Health Sciences as a Registered Nurse in 2003, and became an IBCLC in 2013. She brings with her a wealth of family health, pediatric, NICU and maternal fetal expertise from her many years of experience in both hospital and outpatient clinic settings. Mindee joined the MilkWorks team in 2016.

Anne Easterday, LLL-L, BA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

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

Meghan Gerken, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - York
Meghan Gerken, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and provides breastfeeding support in the York, Nebraska area.

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


Jessie Jacobsen, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Jessie earned her Bachelors Degree from Texas Christian University. Prior to joining MilkWorks, Jessie was a postpartum nurse and Lactation Consultant with Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Jessie earned her IBCLC certification in 2016 and has been a part of the MilkWorks Omaha team since 2019. 

Michelle Lingenfelter, APRN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - 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.

Kristi Lord, 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. Kristi currently works part time at Methodist Women’s Hospital in addition to taking care of mothers at MilkWorks.

Jenny Maestas, BA, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

Jenny graduated from the University of Nebraska in Kearney with a BA in Psychology. Prior to joining the MilkWorks staff in 2011, she was the Director of Women’s Ministries with the Christian Student Fellowship at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Jenny worked as a Breastfeeding Educator at MilkWorks (Lincoln) until she received her IBCLC in 2014. 

Suzy Meyers, LLL-L, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln

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

Christi Schill, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Christi received her BSN from Briar Cliff College in 2000, after attending the University of Iowa. Prior to joining MilkWorks O in September 2015, she worked as a transplant nurse, emergency room nurse and a NICU lactation consultant. 

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.