Emily Bernard, BSPsy, IBCLC is a consultant working with the NACCHO Breastfeeding Project. She has been involved with NACCHO for several years assisting the project directly from conception to its current fifth year. She has developed, implemented and evaluated various components of the project in the previous four years nationwide including community based projects across the nation as well as writing and presenting about the projects as a whole. Her expertise is building partnerships and programs with a strategic and quality improvement focus bringing her years of clinical and project management experience to develop, implement, guide and evaluate. She has earned a Bachelors in Science of Psychology, is working on her Masters Degree in Health Psychology and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant over a decade ago. She has furthered her collective impact education through the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement as well as becoming a Master Trainer for TeamSTEPPS through Duke University. She has worked within the maternal child health field, education, arts, mental health and youth services for over a decade. Her areas of expertise assist communities through community analysis, program set up and sustainability planning, partnership development, as well as community engagement strategies for both programmatic and government work in person and online. She has extensive experience with counseling families, clinical lactation work, and training in a variety of environments through curriculum development and program evaluation to create a continuity of care for families throughout communities.