Staff

Our Staff

We are excited to welcome two staff members dedicated to expanding our reach and furthering our mission of making Chicago the most breastfeeding-friendly city in the country!

  • Lynn Gilbertsen, Member Engagement Manager, will be posting stories about breastfeeding parents and about the local professionals and organizations we partner with that help make Chicago a breastfeeding-friendly city! Lynn is a high school English teacher and former non-profit administrator, and she’s been working with children and families throughout the city and suburbs for over 15 years. She has been a moderator of the Breastfeed Chicago Facebook group for the last three years, and is a breastfeeding peer counselor. A lifelong Chicago resident, she lives on the northwest side with her husband, 4-year-old son, 7-month-old daughter, and her dog Hamlet. She proudly breastfed her son for three years and is currently nursing her daughter.
  • Donna Mehrabi, Digital Communications Manager, will be taking charge of our social media initiatives, email program, and website management. She has more than a decade of experience in the digital sector, most recently as the Manager of Digital Content for nationwide healthcare company. A Chicago native and Northwestern University graduate, Donna currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and 13-month-old son.