has been a part of the health care setting for nearly a decade. She spent the later part of her years working in Orlando Health’s Baby-Friendly, Winnie Palmer Hospital for Mothers and Babies. She has experience in Med/Surg, Women’s Gyn./Women’s Health, Mother-Baby, Postpartum, and Antepartum care. She is a strong advocate for women, babies, and the community. Her passion as an advocate for the community was reinforced after having many difficulties in the beginning of her journey as a new mom. She quickly realized that more resources are needed for parents as well as for healthcare providers. “Everyone deserves the best care possible. That often requires providers from different backgrounds coming together to help a particular patient or a dyad meet their goals.” She believes in holistic care, where you help treat the person as a whole and not just one particular concern. Sometimes support is simply gathering the appropriate resources for the patient. Stephany states, “My hope is that by helping people start off strong with love and care, it will help build a foundation for a strong and loving future.”
Stephany earned her certification as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) from The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding. Stephany sat for the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE) board exam in September, 2020 and anticipates receiving her International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) certification in December of 2020. She has an interest in Speech Pathology and Craniosacral Therapy for their benefits with successful breastfeeding. She has attended the Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention Workshop. Stephany received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Central Florida. She and her family reside in the Longwood/Apopka area.