Meet the MLCA Board of Directors





Maire MacLean :: MLCA President

Maire MacLean is an IBCLC in private practice on Massachusetts’ North Shore. In addition to her lactation consulting practice, New Family Nurture, she is current president of the Massachusetts Lactation Consultants Association (MLCA) Board of Directors and has coordinated MLCA’s Access Committee for several years. She served as Continuing Education Coordinator for the Nursing Mother’s Council of the Boston Association of Childbirth Educators from 2012-2015; developing breastfeeding education programs for birth and lactation professionals and volunteers and began lactation work as a volunteer La Leche League leader facilitating meetings and providing phone support. Her first foray into the breastfeeding world began with the birth of the first of her three children 30 years ago. Prior to entering the field of lactation she worked with young families in educational and human service settings.  



Sharla Lloyd Halperin :: MLCA President Elect








Jenny Weaver, IBCLC :: MLCA Secretary


Charlene Fraser, IBCLC, CLC, NCS :: MLCA Treasurer




Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC :: MLCA General Board Member




Andrea Roche, MS, RD, LDN, IBCLC :: MLCA General Board Member