APRN, PNP-BC, IBCLC
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Beverly serves as the Executive Director of The National Breastfeeding Center, a for-profit consultation group focusing on the business of breastfeeding. Ms. Curtis provides an expertise in clinical care and reimbursement through her work at the National Breastfeeding Center.
Ms. Curtis has practiced as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care for the past seven years and as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1989. She has practiced in a variety of settings including working inpatient maternity units, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units as well as outpatient obstetric and pediatric clinics.
She has conducted research on the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative as well as provided a 20-hour training course to obstetric, pediatric and neonatal nurses. She has provided breastfeeding training with didactic lectures and clinical rotations for residents and staff physician at major hospitals and academic institutions.
Beverly has authored several published research articles on implementing evidence-based breastfeeding management strategies to increase maternal milk volumes in mother of infant’s in special care nurseries. Ms. Curtis has served on many local, regional and national boards and currently serves as Chair of The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
She is currently the representative for the USBC at the National Quality Forum. She served as Chair of the task force on the Joint Commission's (TJC) Perinatal Care Core Measure Set: Exclusive Breast milk Feeding and coauthored the USBC’s original hospital toolkit for implementing this initiative.
Ms. Curtis mostly likes to help others learn how they can be successful in creating supportive and financially sustainable evidence-based breastfeeding environments in healthcare and in industry. Beverly received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from Waynesburg University, her Master’s degree in Nursing Administration and Research from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and her post-master’s certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from West Virginia University. She is presently a doctoral candidate at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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