Meet Our Team
Ann Witt, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Founded Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio in 2008. She is a board-certified family physician with two decades of experience caring for women and children, along with both personal and professional experience in breastfeeding. A Cleveland native, Dr. Witt graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Washington. Uniquely, Dr. Witt is one of only a handful of physicians in Ohio who is a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Dr. Witt enjoys working with mothers and their babies to meet their personal breastfeeding goals.
Kristen is a registered nurse (RN) and IBCLC. She worked as a post-partum nurse for years at University Hospital and currently also works at Senders Pediatrics as an advice nurse. She draws on these experiences during her lactation visits especially when guiding mothers through the early post-partum period.
Maya Bolman, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Maya Bolman is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and breast massage to breastfeeding mothers. She recognizes that teaching mothers these basic tools helps empower them to work through breastfeeding challenges including engorgement, plugged ducts, separation from the infant, and milk supply concerns. She has worked with Dr. Witt to create an instructional video and conduct research on the effectiveness of Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation (TBML) both in the office and as a treatment at home for mothers.
For a 2014 interview with Maya, click here.
Samantha Walters, MPH, IBCLC
Samantha Walters officially joined our Breastfeeding Medicine team in 2016, though she has served as a volunteer with the practice since 2014, facilitating our PREP+ support group. A bilingual doula and passionate health educator, Samantha is the Co-Founder and Director of Education for the Northeast Ohio Doula Collective, a volunteer with Breastfeeding USA, and served as a School Health Educator with Planned Parenthood. Samantha is a dynamic facilitator and lactation consultant, and her passion for women’s health and breastfeeding is apparent in everything she does.
Lauren Lasko, MS, FNP-BC
Lauren Lasko holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and received her education and training as a family nurse practitioner from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. Lauren has professional experience as a registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in a medical center and family health center setting, but her passion is for women’s health. Lauren joined our Breastfeeding Medicine team part-time in 2016, and continues to work part-time at Neighborhood Family Practice.