Meet the LiquidGoldConcept Team

LiquidGoldConcept was founded by four graduate students at the University of Michigan in 2014 with a passion for improving maternal and child health through increased breastfeeding support. Our CEO realized that simulators are used for clinical skills training in nearly all medical and nursing schools. Yet, nothing existed for realistic, hands-on training in clinical lactation.

In response, LiquidGoldConcept developed the world’s first realistic, wearable breastfeeding simulator, the Lactation Simulation Model (LSM), and the Breast Health Training Tool Collection (BHTT). With no virtual, simulation-based training options in maternal-child care, LiquidGoldConcept created On-Demand Telesimulation™. Our goal is to take the burden off academic institutions, hospital training programs, lactation specialists, WIC staff, healthcare professionals and trainees as they adapt to virtual learning and telehealth practices.

Executive Team

Anna Sadovnikova

Anna Sadovnikova, IBCLC, MPH, MA

Chief Executive Officer

Sam Chuisano

Sam Chuisano, MPH, CLC

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Plott

Jeff Plott, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Samantha Koehler LiquidGoldConcept

Samantha Koehler, MPH, MSW

VP Operations

Sales and Marketing

Abi Worthington

Director of Marketing & Brand

Gabrielle Brown-Samuels

Gabrielle Brown-Samuels

Sales Development Representative

Simulator Engineering & Quality Control

Savonya McAllister, MD, CLC

Director of Quality

Bethany Balint LiquidGoldConcept

Bethany Balint

Animatronics Engineer

Demetrius Markham

Demetrius Markham

Product Development

Alexis Fioroni LiquidGoldConcept

Alexis Fioroni

Silicone Product & Mold Making Technician

Telesimulation Actor Educators, Trainers, and Staff Writers

Telesimulation Grading and Content Development

Advisors and Mentors

Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC, FABM

Breastfeeding Medicine

Jeanne Tayler LiquidGoldConcept

Jeanne Tayler, MA

Finance & Business Strategy

Leith-Greenslade LiquidGoldConcept

Leith Greenslade, MPA, MBA

Global Social Impact

George Walls, MBA

Global Medical Simulation


The opinions expressed by LiquidGoldConcept, Inc. in no way reflect the opinions of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, or the University of California, Davis.