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We are happy to welcome Angela Hamilton as WALC’s new President of the Board and Angela Otterson as the new Treasurer! Thank you to both of you for stepping up to support OUR association.

I’m including their bios below. Thank you and we look forward to our future together!

Angela Hamilton has over 45 years of lactation experience, both personal and professional. She is an IBCLC, RDN, with a BS, in Food Science. She has been a member of WALC for many years, and is currently serving on the WALC board, as USLCA Liaison, and the WALC Equity Committee. Last year she joined the WALC Conference Committee, and serves as Secretary.
Angela began working for the City of Milwaukee Health Department in 2010, as a Nutritionist, in the WIC program. She was hired by the City of Milwaukee Health Department, in 2014, as Breastfeeding Coordinator, and Nutritionist in their WIC Program.
In 2018, she accepted a position in the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s, Strong Baby Program, as the Community Outreach Specialist for Breastfeeding. Through this program, she has facilitated a virtual lactation support group, Café MKE.
Angela has breastfed four children, including a set of twins. Each one has their own unique lactation story. She enjoys empty nesting, and traveling with her husband, visiting their children and grandchildren.
Angela Otterson RN, MSN, IBCLC

I was born and raised in Dane County, WI. I was 17 when my first child was born and I determined that obstetric nursing was my future career. I graduated with my BSN from Edgewood College in 2006. For the first 2 years as a nurse, I practiced clinical research at Covance in Madison where I learned my strength for attention to detail and followed standard operating procedures. I then transitioned to family nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison for 10 years on postpartum, NICU, antepartum, and assisted in labor and delivery. I participated in shared governance and was a SSM Health system representative for maternal child policies.

I obtained my board certification for lactation in 2016 and followed my passion to apply as a lactation consultant at UPH-Meriter Hospital in 2019, where I still practice. I graduated with my MSN in Nursing Education in 2021 and added work as an obstetric nursing instructor at Herzing University where I focus on social justice and equity to provide non biased care. This past year, I worked with Meriter to submit a proposal to the legislation to increase the equity in breast pump coverage among individuals with WI Medical Assistance. I also contributed to an easy to read book promoting lactation knowledge in the public (This Book Sucks feeding your baby shouldn’t, by Lori Theisen). My hobbies include homesteading, reading, and board games. I have 3 children, chickens, goats, bees, a cat and dog, and tortoises. I hoping to contribute to WALC in improving lactation support to all breastfeeding parents by complete and accurate documentation of funds as a Treasurer.