Meet the LiquidGoldConcept Team

Building a social-impact company focused on maternal and child health requires an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach. For that reason, the LiquidGoldConcept team has expertise across nutrition, public health, medicine, health education & behavior, social work, engineering, user-experience, web & app development, business, finance, digital marketing, and statistics. For more about our team’s story, explore our history.

Anna Sadovnikova, IBCLC, MPH, MA, Chief Executive Officer

Anna is a mammary gland biology and breastfeeding medicine trainee in the MD/PhD program at UC Davis. She received a MPH (Human Nutrition) and a MA (Russian/Eastern European studies) from UMichigan, where she studied international human donor milk banking policies and practices. She did her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley.

Sam Chuisano, MPH, Chief Operating Officer

Sam joined the LGC team in 2016 as a UMichigan MPH intern and quickly rose through the ranks. With Anna and Jeff, she brought the Lactation Simulation Model to market and now oversees manufacturing, sales, operations, and marketing as a full-time employee. While at Johns Hopkins University, she studied and supervised a unique hybrid clinic that served under-insured populations.

Jeff Plott, PhD, Chief Technology Officer

Jeff is a research investigator in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan. He is the lead designer for several joint medical device projects with the University of Michigan Hospital and has developed a variety of medical simulators to help improve patient care and outcomes. He received his PhD, M.S.E., and B.S.E. from the University of Michigan.

Kelly Smith, Director of Sales

Kelly joined LiquidGoldConcept in August 2020 as our Director of Sales. Kelly is responsible for direct sales efforts, strategic partnerships, and business development strategies for our in-person & virtual simulation education in all subjects related to maternal-child care.

Alex Fodor

Alex Fodor, Digital Marketing Consultant

Alex began working with LiquidGoldConcept in June 2019 through EMU’s Center for Digital Engagement (CDE) as a marketing intern. As our Digital Marketing Consultant, she manages our website SEO and PPC ad campaigns, social media, video content strategy, and ongoing marketing collaborations. Alex works closely with the executive team on curricular content development and sales and customer success strategy.

Demetrius Markham

Demetrius Markham, Product Design & Digital Animation

Demetrius started working with LiquidGoldConcept in January 2019 as an illustration technician and expanded his role to include manufacturing, product development, and computer animation and illustration in 2020.

Advisors and Mentors

Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC, FABM, Breastfeeding and Pediatrics

Lisa Hammer, MD, IBCLC, FABM 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.

Jeanne Taylor, PhD, 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. Torrey Pines Management Services specializes in delivering complete financial management solutions to emerging companies to help them create consistent and sustainable growth.

Leith Greenslade, MPA, MBA, 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.


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.