Portia L. Williams is an International Lactation Consultant since 2009 with 15 years of Maternal Child experience located in New Orleans, La. As the CHAMPS Greater New Orleans Community & Hospital Consultant/ Project Manager she establish Louisiana's 1st Baby Cafe in June 2016 and 2nd Nola Baby Cafe Westbank in 2017. In 2019 with help of Meshawn Tarver and partnership with The Touro Infirmary Foundation Nola baby cafe' Touro & Nola baby cafe’ Touro-Bywater was opened. Portia currently serves as NOLA Baby Café Facilitator & Regional Coordinator for Baby Cafe USA. Portia has worked as a Lactation Consultant at a local hospital & serves as Director of Clinical Lactation for HER Institute. Her personal experience as a NICU mom guides her love for supporting families. She is a proud graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette & a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Portia is a proud mom of two healthy breastfed boys, which she tandem nursed until the age of 3 &1/2. She also worked closely with Greater New Orleans Breastfeeding Awareness Coalition where she initiated a “Breastfeeding Friendly” Child Care Center program. Her career goal is to increase the number of minority Lactation Consultant and increase breastfeeding rates by decreasing breastfeeding disparities, empowering mom with love, support, and education by providing culturally relevant care. In September of 2019, Portia was appointed to RN Community Maternal Child Manager by Touro Infirmary.