MEET FOBF TEAM

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Friends of Breastfeeding Chairperson

Jennifer Phillips, has been our Chairperson since 2017. From Dublin and now living in Tipperary, she is a mother of two and a passionate breastfeeding advocate. During her time on the committee, aside from chair duties, Jennifer has organised the All About Baby Fair (our annual fundraiser), the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge and kick started the Friends of Breastfeeding Awards. With a background in digital media and education, her design and communication skills have been at the forefront of our visual and online presence, since becoming Chairperson. Outside of main committee work she also runs two Mum-2-Mum groups, is one of our “Breastfeeding Buddies”, alongside being a board member of SUAB (Service User Advisory Board for the HSE), and is currently home educating her children

Sinead Kelly

Sinead Kelly

Friends of Breastfeeding National Mum 2 Mum Group Coordinator

Sinead is the Mum2Mum Coordinator. She also run her own Mum2Mum support group in Navan. She is from Ratoath Co. Meath, currently living in Navan. She has two gorgeous children, Odhran, age 5, whom she breastfed until he was almost 3, and Caoilfhionn, 2.5, who she currently feeds with no intention of weaning as she doesn’t think she could parent without the ‘magic boob’. She is a full time mum and avid baker, prior to having children she worked for almost 10 years as an Event coordinator and Event Manager in Croke Park Stadiums Event Centre.

Aoife Keogh

Aoife Keogh

Friends of Breastfeeding General Committee Member

Aoife  has six children and has followed our charity for the past five years. Aoife is from Co.Wicklow and she has her own online children’s shop.

Edel Quirke

Edel Quirke

Friends of Breastfeeding Governance Officer

Edel is the Governance Officer on the Friends of Breastfeeding Committee. Edel is a qualified barrister and practised at the Bar of Ireland for six years. She has volunteered as a committee member with AIMS Ireland in the past and is a service user representative on the Local Maternity Services Implementation Group in Portiuncula University Hospital, and on the National Maternity Experience Survey Programme Board. Originally from Navan, Edel now lives in Ballina-Killaloe and is a Friends of Breastfeeding Mum2Mum Group leader. She is a mum of three and has been breastfeeding almost continuously for six years.

Mairéad Coughlan

Mairéad Coughlan

Friends of Breastfeeding National Buddy System Coordinator

Mairéad has been involved in the organisation of the Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge in Cork since 2013. She joined the National Committee in 2014 as Membership Secretary and moved onto General Secretary from March 2016 to 2017. She then left the main committee and joined the newly created buddy subcommittee. She’s been working on this committee since. She rejoined the National Committee as Buddy Co-ordinator in April 2019. She has three children- 2 girls aged 4 and 8 and a boy aged 1. She qualified as a Cuidiu BFC in August 2018 and she is involved in her local branch.

Auguste Valauskaite

Auguste Valauskaite

Friends of Breastfeeding Social Media/ Web Coordinator

Auguste is a Recruitment Consultant with a Bachelor’s in Counselling and Psychology in a Community Setting. She is also passionate about HR and has a diploma in Payroll and Book Keeping. Auguste has an almost 1 year old daughter and is very passionate about breastfeeding. She also runs our social media marketing and website development.

Annika Schulz

Annika Schulz

Friends of Breastfeeding General Secretary

Annika Schulz has been on the National Committee since 2017. She came to Friends of Breastfeeding initially through the Breastfeeding Buddy System. Annika is a Birth and Postpartum Doula and mother of three.

Karyn Carlin

Karyn Carlin

Friends of Breastfeeding General Committee Member

Karyn has just joined the Friends of Breastfeeding Committee. She lives in Dundrum, Dublin with her husband, two children and their Beagle. She is mum to Olivia Rose, four in July and Eli who will be one in July. Both are homebirth babies and it was her first pregnancy and birth experience with Olivia Rose that developed her interest in birth, the postpartum period and breastfeeding. She works an Executive Assistant with an Irish multinational company.

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