The BNF TeamMeet the women of Berkshire Nursing Families
Founder and Director
Rosalie is the founder and director of Berkshire Nursing Families. She is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) coordinating services for families in North Berkshire County. Her close work with the breastfeeding families delivering at Northern Berkshire Pediatrics closes the gap from hospital to home for new families. Rosalie holds the Breastfeeding Support Line cell phone so she is the most likely person to greet you if you call.
Debbie is an IBCLC and Certified Childbirth Educator who has been committed to helping breastfeeding families for over 30 years. She coordinates services for families in Central Berkshire County working closely with Berkshire Medical Center, The WIC Program and the Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association. She provides clinic, home and telephone consultations for families having breastfeeding difficulties. Debbie provides childbirth expertise for the BNF Teen to 23 Project in Central County.
Nicole is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) who is working toward her IBCLC. She is responsible for calling and texting breastfeeding families in Northern Berkshire County throughout the first 6 months after birth. She offers information on the changes that occur as the baby grows and answers any questions regarding breastfeeding, the transition to work and pumping. Nicole works closely with Rosalie and Celeste to provide a full safety net for the breastfeeding families of our community.
CLC Celeste is a CLC and Certified Childbirth Educator. She is responsible for facilitating the Teen to 23 Project in North Adams, where she works with Kaitlin, providing childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support for the young families of our community.
Kaitlin is a CLC who helps facilitate the Teen to 23 Project North with Celeste and provides follow-up support as the baby grows.
Theresa is a CLC responsible for facilitating the Teen to 23 Project in Pittsfield and providing childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support for the young families. Theresa works with Jen to provide support and offer guidance to the young breastfeeding families of our community.
Jen is a CLC and is responsible for facilitating the Teen to 23 Project in Pittsfield, providing childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support for the young families of our community. Jen works with Theresa to provide support and offer guidance to the young breastfeeding families.
Alana handles administrative tasks within the office and works closely with Rosalie on projects and manages the our breast pump rental and loan program.
Robin volunteers as Berkshire Nursing Families’ web guru and has been responsible for the creation of new web content and the maintenance of berkshirenursingfamilies.org since its creation in August, 2012. Robin received his PhD in medieval French literature from Washington University in St. Louis in December, 2016