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Our Staff

Medical Director 

Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist 
drleeper@milkworks.org 
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. 

Executive Director 

Ann Seacrest, BA, BSN, RN, IBCLC
ann@milkworks.org
Ann graduated from the University of California-Santa Cruz in 1976 with a BA in art and psychology. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Nursing in 1995. Prior to being a co-founder of MilkWorks in 2001, Ann worked as a childbirth educator, doula, health care lobbyist, and postpartum nurse. Ann earned her IBCLC certification in 2001.

Directors/Leadership Team

Vicki Burkey
Lincoln Education & Support 

Angie Cantrell 
Omaha Director 

Sarah Dunbar
Outreach & Development Director

Amy Rikli
Omaha Education & Support 

Paula Velander
Lincoln Education & Support 


Clinic Team

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.

Debbie Erikson, BSN, MSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Debbie graduated from the University of Nebraska - College of Nursing in 1976. She earned her MSN in Advanced Practice Nursing from the University of New Mexico - College of Nursing in 1989, and was certified as an IBCLC in 1993. Prior to joining MilkWorks in 2013, Debbie worked as a public health nurse, hospital staff nurse, and childbirth educator. 

Teresa Flattery, ADN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Lincoln 

Teresa has an Associate Degree in Nursing from Iowa Central Community College. She has worked as a public health nurse, office nurse, grief counselor, parish nurse and as an Obstetric and Pediatric Case Manager. Teresa has been part of the MilkWorks team in Lincoln since 2004, working as a certified lactation counselor and registered nurse. She earned her IBCLC certification in 2014. 

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

McKenzie Jones, IBCLC, BS
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

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

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 obtained 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 was awarded 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. 

Jenny Petersen, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant - Omaha

Jenny received her ADN from Southeast Community College in 2013. She joined MilkWorks O in March 2015 as a Breastfeeding Educator and Mom Talk facilitator. She knew she wanted to work more in-depth with moms and babies, which led her to pursue her IBCLC. 

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. 

Melinda Tockey, 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.