Meet Sherry Payne

Sherry L. Payne MSN RN CNE IBCLC presents nationally on topics related to perinatal health disparities, infant mortality, and lactation professions.  She is a master’s prepared nurse educator, and lactation consultant.  She is the Executive Director of Uzazi Village in Kansas City, MO.  She is the creator of the Sister Doula Program TM and the Chocolate Milk Cafe TM.  She spearheaded the Lactation Consultant Mentorship Program to increase the numbers of LCs of Color.  Ms. Payne addresses the need for culturally congruent care when working within communities of color. Ms. Payne resides in Overland Park, KS with her husband and nine children, four of whom live at home.   Presentation proposal and speaker fees sent upon request.

Speaking Topics

Breastfeeding Topics:

  • Chocolate Milk Cafe- Community-Based Breastfeeding Support for Low Income Urban African-American Women
  • Welcoming African American Women Into Your Breastfeeding Practice
  • What You Don’t Know Hurts Us: Racism, White Privilege, and Breastfeeding Disparities
  • Breastfeeding in the African-American Community- Grassroots Innovation and Best Practice Models
  • Increasing the Ranks of Lactation Consultants of Color: Strategies for Success

Perinatal Care Topics

  • Doulas in the Hood- Improving Outcomes in Low Income Women
  • Black Infant Mortality- The story behind the numbers
  • Kansas City Fetal Infant Mortality Review
  • Walk for Black Infant Mortality Awareness
  • Welcoming African-American Women into Your Practice
  • Community Visioning- the Story of Uzazi Village