Our Administrative Staff

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Heather Chase, MS, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Founder & President
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Heather Chase, MS, RN, IBCLC, RLC

Founder and President
Corporate Lactation Service, Inc.

[email protected]
888-818-5653 Ext. 100

Heather is passionate!

She is passionate about and promotes overall women’s health, is a feminist, is civic minded and she adores her family.

Heather founded Corporate Lactation Services in 1996 with the mission of providing enlightened employers with tools to support their employees in returning to work breastfeeding. Breaking down the barriers that everyday women experience in attempting to meet the needs of their babies, themselves and their employers.

Heather recognizes the unique structures and cultures present within corporations that may be contributing to particularly challenging breastfeeding environments. She advocates for and supports working mothers by striving to minimize these corporate barriers to successful breastfeeding.

Because breastfeeding is a powerful, profound experience and our culture often minimizes the importance of it, Heather works to support organizations that want to help their breastfeeding mothers. Heather’s work is about helping women make choices that are empowering. She advocates that women should not have to choose between being able to provide their babies the best possible nutrition and having fulfilling challenging careers. She believes that with the right support and education, women can successfully integrate a work-life balance.

Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Seattle University and her Master’s degree in Community Health from San Jose State University.

Heather is a proud mother of four: one son and three daughters. Being civic minded she is involved in local government. She is the fourth woman in the history of Chester, VT to be on the Select Board. She serves as the Vice Chairman. She is Chairman of the Board of Civil authority and has served as the community Health Officer. She is a Justice of the Peace and has performed three marriages. Heather is passionate about voting rights and thoroughly enjoys her work in counting votes! She lives in Chester Vermont with her boyfriend Ted and has a wonderful soft coated wheaten terrier Henry!

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Chris Hutchins
Facilities Manager

Chris Hutchins

Facilities Manager

[email protected]
888-818-5653 Ext. 113

Chris joined the Corporate Lactation Services team in October of 2015.

He is responsible for the security, maintenance and services of the work facility. Chris’ duties also include clerical, receptionist and project based support.

Chris is proudly a native Vermonter and is married with two daughters. Outside of work Chris enjoys watching his daughters participate in all after school activities from soccer and softball to swimming and track and field.

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Kim Hammond
Office Manager
Fenway

Kim Hammond

Office Manager

[email protected]
888-818-5653
Ext. 112

Kim is responsible for the daily operations of the office. Kim manages Customer Services and Relations, and Accounts Receivables and Payables. Kim has been with Corporate Lactation Services since 2014.

Kim is a native Vermonter, married with 2 daughters and 1 grandson. Kim and her family enjoy spending as much of their summer as possible on a lake in Northern Vermont.

 

Fenway

Fenway, our resident border collie, gets a ride to the office daily with Kim Hammond. He is Kim’s beloved companion and won’t let her out of his sight.

Fenway came to Vermont by way of Arkansas; a true rescue dog. But who got rescued, Fenway or Kim, is up for debate.

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Jenny Bowen, RN, IBCLC, CIMI
Director of Clinical Management

Jenny Bowen, RN, IBCLC, CIMI

Director of Clinical Management

[email protected]
888-818-5653
Ext. 105

Jenny is a Registered Nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant. She coordinates the CLS clinical team as a clinical expert in the role of practitioner and educator providing lactation management, education, and support to expectant and new parents.

Jenny started with CLS in 2010 and has written many of the parent handouts and newsletters. She graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 1988 with her BSN. Her professional career has included 29 years as an Intensive Care Nursery nurse, two years as a clinical nursing instructor and two years as a school nurse. Jenny worked in a level 3 NICU and developed the lactation support program for the Children’s Hospital. She also became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.

Jenny is married to her high school sweetheart and has two grown daughters. Her family has rescued many furry friends over the years, including a chinchilla. She enjoys gardening, biking, and hiking in the beauty of Arizona.

Sandra Crowley
Director of Sales and Marketing

Sandra Crowley

Director of Sales and Marketing

[email protected]
888-818-5653 Ext. 126

Sandra is a Medical Assistant and a Certified Lactation Counselor. She has been a breastfeeding advocate for over 40 years. Sandra began her career as a Manager of Physician Practices.

In 1990, Sandra entered the breastfeeding industry, first as the Ameda Egnell Northeast Sales Consultant and then had a successful 20-year career as a Medela Senior Sales Consultant. Sandra is passionate about breastfeeding and assisting mothers to meet their own breastfeeding goals.

Sandra lives in Massachusetts with her husband. She has two married adult children and three grandchildren.

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Carina Valadez
Spanish Interpreter

Carina Valadez

Spanish Interpreter

888-818-5653 Ext. 109

Carine works as a Spanish translator at CLS alongside Kate Harris. Her work empowers CLS to offer bilingual support services.

Carina moved to Vermont from California at the age of 10 and has lived here since. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking out, fishing and traveling to Mexico to visit family and friends.

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