​Begin Ed India Team

BEI is building a team of expert lactation professionals, translators, and community builders.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dana Hardy

Dana works one on one with parents/ families and offers evidence-based recommendations to meet their pregnancy, childbirth, and lactation goals. She trains professionals to better care for parents/ families with excellent knowledge from pregnancy through the first years. She builds partnerships among those working to promote and support breastfeeding/chestfeeding in the medical community and helped found ALPI (Association of Lactation Professionals India) in 2016. She continues to dream of the day when every parent’s/ family’s reality is receiving antenatal education and postnatal care to support their new baby with success. Education is not only a personal choice but a public health intervention to save babies’ lives and empower parents/ families and children to experience the best beginning.​

IBCLC, RN/BSc, MA, CCE, IYCF/CS

Jessica Gabriel

Jessica Gabriel

Organizational Program Manager

Chris Hardy

Chris Hardy

Technical and Finance Director

Shalini Walia

Shalini Walia

Support Coordinator

Urmila Thapa

Urmila Thapa

Education Coordinator

Sharon Abraham

Sharon Abraham

Connection Coordinator

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