Board of Directors
Brittni Lents BS, IBCLC, ALC
Brittni Lents (she/her) lives in Las Vegas with her husband Stephen and their two boys. Brittni has her bachelor’s degree in Maternal Child Health with an emphasis in Human Lactation and Social Justice. Her breastfeeding struggles and triumphs led her to pursue a career in the field of lactation. Brittni holds the designation of International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Advanced Lactation Consultant. She is the breastfeeding coordinator at Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada WIC and the volunteer director of the Nevada Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation. Brittni is also a founding board member of the Kijiji Sisterhood, a nonprofit aimed at improving birth outcomes and breastfeeding rates in women of color.
Rikki Jenkins Doula, IBCLC
Rikki Jenkins (she/her) lives in Las Vegas with her husband, daughter, and two fur babies. She is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, First Aid/ CPR/AED certified with Red Cross, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, and a Bachelors of Science in Maternal Child Health with an emphasis in Human Lactation. She loves to host support groups, teach classes to expectant parents, and birth professionals. She provides all-inclusive services to expectant families and birth professionals in the greater Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas.
Cristina Hernandez, MPH
Cristina Hernandez (ella/she/her), was born and raised in Las Vegas and her people come from Mexico and Cuba. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005, graduate certificate in Women's Studies in 2012, and in 2020 received her Master’s degree in Public Health. Her professional paper topic was on lesbian and trans men’s pregnancy, birth experience, and birth outcomes based on provider (i.e. OB/GYN, Midwife, and Nurse Practitioner) and setting (i.e. hospital, home, and birth center). She has been a doula since 2017, a certified childbirth educator since 2018, and certified as a full spectrum doula via Birthing Advocacy Doula Trainings (BADT). Currently, she is a Project Manager for EARN-FS (Early Responsive Nurturing Care for Food Security) at the UNLV School of Public Health in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health. This project is researching maternal and child health & nutrition within the West Las Vegas Promise Neighborhood.
Rosemarie Casillas IBCLC
Rosemarie Arroyo Casillas has been supporting mothers and babies to reach their breastfeeding goals for 13 years. Pursuing her passion for educating and encouraging a better understanding of breastfeeding, she became a La Leche League Leader in 2010, offering free monthly mother-to-mother support meetings. In 2013, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public and Behavioral Health asked her to be part of the program and offer IBCLC services. After serving for 6 years, she received a promotion to the State Peer Counselor Program Coordinator.
Rosemarie has held the credential of International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, IBCLC since 2011. Her commitment to protect, promote and support breastfeeding is found in her volunteer work at the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition. She has served as a board member since 2012. Taking steps to a healthier Nevada, Rosemarie is using a Training Synopsis written to help make institutional changes in maternity care practices.
Motherhood has been her greatest accomplishment. As a Girl Scout Leader, she upholds the Girl Scout Law, to serve God and her country, be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, to respect all people and authority, use resources wisely and make the world a better place. Raising 4 children has taught her agape love, laughter, and patience.