Our Team

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Anna Sadovnikova

Chief Executive Officer
Anna is a M.D./Ph.D. student at the UC Davis. Her research is in donor milk banking, infant feeding history, and breast massage. She has a M.P.H. (Human Nutrition) and a M.A. (Russian/Eastern European studies) from UMichigan. She did her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley. Image: T.J. Ushing/UC Davis
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Jeff Plott

Chief Technical Officer
Jeff is a doctoral candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the UMichigan. He is the lead designer for several joint medical device projects with the University of Michigan Hospital. He is also the chairman and CTO of Flipsi. He received his M.S.E. and B.S.E. from UMichigan.
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Ileisha Sanders

Head of Content
Ileisha is a mother of two beautiful toddler girls. Before completing her M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education at the UMichigan, she worked as a lactation educator for the WIC program. She is the supervising health educator for the Merced County Department of Public Health.
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Samantha Koehler

VP Operations
Samantha has master’s degrees in Health Behavior and Health Education and Social Work from the University of Michigan. She is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Management Fellowship and is currently based at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Rachel Atwood

Web and UX Management
Rachel is a graduate of the Health Informatics Master’s degree program at the University of Michigan. Her focus is on designing consumer facing healthcare applications. Her previous work has been in nonprofit technology and communications.
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Ashlynn Daughton

Lead Data Scientist
Ashlynn is a Ph.D. student in Information Science at CU Boulder. Her research focuses on applying data in novel ways to improve public health decision making. She has a M.P.H. from Boston University in Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health and a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Molecular Biology.
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Junho Lee

Head of Digital Marketing
Junho has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Computer Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University. As the digital Marketing Technician Junho’s work includes developing marketing strategies and recognizing global trends for LGC.
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Emily Bair

Graduate Student Researcher & MomKit and Sim Model Project Manager
Emily is a MPH/ RD (Human Nutrition) student at the University of Michigan. She has a MS in Biomedical Anthropology from SUNY Binghamton University and a BA from Kalamazoo College. Her research interests include breastfeeding education, hospital based interventions, and neonatal nutrition.
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Shelby Eagle

Graduate Student Researcher & MomKit Content Developer
Shelby has a Bachelor’s in Anthropology and is currently a MPH student in the Health Behavior Health Education department at the University of Michigan. Her primary public health interests include maternal and child health and reproductive health. Specifically interested in global health, Shelby spent last summer interning at St. Paul’s Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Sam Chuisano

Graduate Student Researcher & MomKit Content Developer
Sam is a MPH student in the department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She previously completed her Bachelor’s in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She hopes to become a registered dietitian working with low income mothers and children.
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Divya Nagpal

Sim Model (Ethiopia) Consultant
Divya holds an MPH in Global Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan and a BS and BA from the University of Illinois. She is interested in income generating activities and skills workforce training that have the potential to improve socioeconomic status and/or health for underprivileged individuals.
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Kaylee Van Dommelen

Graduate Student Researcher & MomKit Pilot Program (FL) Coordinator
Kaylee is a MD/MPH student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan and is pursuing a healthcare career focusing on women’s health.
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Dalia Kaakour

Graduate Student Researcher & MomKit Pilot Program Coordinator (FL)
Dalia is an MD/MPH candidate at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She has an MS in Biomedical Sciences from Duke University, as well as a BA in Public Policy from UNC Chapel Hill. Her professional interests include medicine, global health, and health systems development and technology.
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Kirat Sandhu

LGC Internship Alum Fall ’16
Kirat is a soon-to-be graduate from UC Davis with a B.S. in Medical Microbiology. She currently works as an Alcohol,Tobacco and Other Drug student assistant at Health Education and Promotion. She also served as the Healthy Breast Program co-coordinator for the Willow Clinic.
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Anita Gunaseelan

LGC Internship Alum Fall ’16
“How to Design a Smartphone App for Breastfeeding Success” Anita is a Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior major at UC Davis, where she holds leadership positions in the Pre-Med AMWA and UC Davis Immunization and Vaccination Awareness. In a research lab she studies proteasomes. She hopes to become a Neonatologist or a Pediatric Emergency Physician.
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Angela Nguyen

LGC Internship Alum Fall ’16
“A Brief Review of Lactation Support in the Tech Industry” Angela is 3rd year Biological Sciences major at UC Davis. She facilitates clinical research between Research Coordinators and the patient population in her role as an Emergency Medicine Research Associate at UC Davis’s Level I Trauma Center.
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Janeet Dhauna

LGC Internship Alum Spring ’16
“Identifying Breastfeeding Education Resources for Fathers” (oral presentation) I worked in a UC Davis endocrinology lab and in Sutter Sacramento Hospital’s pathology department. I am interning at LGC to translate my research and quantitative background to maternal and child health and development work. I hope to become a physician specializing in women’s health.
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Vanisha Patel

LGC Internship Alum Spring ’16
“Impact on Breastfeeding Outcomes When Mothers Learn About Anatomy” (oral presentation) The LGC internship provides me with a research and entrepreneurial framework for exploring health and nutrition. I am not sure what I will do after graduation, but I know I will work in the health care field either as a physician, an administrator, a researcher, or a mix of all three!
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Jessika Martin

LGC Internship Alum Spring ’16
Before interning for LGC, I worked with registered dieticians and volunteered in the emergency department of local hospitals. Through the lens of breastfeeding research, I can explore my passion for nutrition and health. I hope to become a physician and apply my knowledge of nutrition to patient care.
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Yinan “Florrie” Zhu

LGC Internship Alum Spring ’16
“Needs Assessment of Lactation Services Available to East Asian Communities in Sacramento, CA” (Poster) As an Pre-Med American Medical Women’s Association officer, I am interested in global women’s health. I became a LiquidGoldConcept intern to learn how to apply research methods to women’s health promotion. I plan on pursuing graduate or medical school and working for an international health organization.
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Yuri Wada

Social Impact Consultant
Yuri is a senior International Relations major at Beloit College who is native in Japanese and English and has been studying French for 9 years. She currently works as a consultant for LiquidGoldConcept and is passionate about global health and education.

Advisors and Mentors

Breastfeeding and Pediatrics: Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC, is a board-certified pediatrician and lactation consultant. Dr. Hammer combines her years of experience in pediatrics, lactation and postpartum support to provide comprehensive breastfeeding consultations, addressing the needs of both mothers and babies.

Finance: Jeanne Taylor, PhD, is the Principal at Torrey Pines Management Services. Jeanne's specialty is creating business models and pricing strategies that foster sustainable and consistent growth while positioning companies for an optimal exit. Her strengths in building financial and organizational structures that support entrepreneurial management teams are well suited to the start-up spirit and operating structures. Torrey Pines Management Services specializes in delivering complete financial management solutions to emerging companies to help them create consistent and sustainable growth.

Social Impact: Leith Greenslade, MPA, MBA, is the founder of Just Actions. She served as Vice Chair of MDG Health Alliance for United Nations Every Woman, Every Child. She received her BA from University of Queensland, MPA from Harvard, and MBA from Chinese University Hong Kong.

Note

The opinions expressed by LiquidGoldConcept, LLC in no way reflect the opinions of The Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the University of California, Davis, or the Merced County Department of Public Health.