Executive Board

Executive Board

President Elect

Liza Ayoso,

Liza Ayuso’s interest in breastfeeding started 20 years ago after the birth of her niece. At the time she was a medical student. Her sister, who initially had poor milk supply, ended up breastfeeding successfully and her niece breastfed for more than 5 years. Being a part of her sister’s experience fueled her interest in helping breastfeeding mothers.

Lisa is a graduate of Haverford College with a Summa Cum Laude degree in Chemistry & Biochemistry. She is honored to be a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics from University of Miami Jackson Health. She has been a Pediatrician in Florida for the past 16 years, and has helped many mothers to breastfeed. She has 3 beautiful children and is very proud to have been able to exclusively breastfeed each of them for over 2 years. She has worked extensively within her Pediatric group, Pediatric Associates, to advocate for breastfeeding. Dr. Ayuso is also a member of Florida Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Committee and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In her free time Dr. Ayuso enjoys gardening, the outdoors and spending time with her children. She accompanies her children in their multiple activities including dance, Girl Scouts, and Robotics. She strives to always be guided by my deep faith in God, her commitment to helping others and to improve problems in our community.


DyKibra Gaskin,

Dykibra Gaskin has worked in Public Health, specializing in Maternal and Child Health and Breastfeeding for over 12 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Human Sciences with a concentration in Clinical Nutrition and completed her Dietetic Internship from Florida State University in 2007, and began working for WIC the same year. During her internship, she developed an interest in breastfeeding, working under the great Susan Taylor, RN, IBCLC.

She recently attained both the CBS ad IBCLC credentials. As of May 2022, she started a new role as a Clinical Dietitian II at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, after having served as the Director of WIC in Leon County, serving the Tallahassee area and five other surrounding counties for 7 years and as a dietitian there for 14 years.

She is active in the local Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition, and the Breastfeeding Policy group. The latter, a group she co-founded back in 2015 to address work/life breastfeeding issues with the goal of helping moms reach their long-term breastfeeding goals. She is also a member of Melanin Moms Meet, and is working to help address Maternal Mortality in women of color, by working to increase the number of lactation professionals (CLCs and IBCLCs) and birth workers, such as Doulas to better serve pregnant and nursing moms.

She has been married for 15 years and is mom to two beautiful girls, both breastfed over 3 years. She enjoys traveling, attending church, and spending time with family.

Past President

Esther March-Singleton,

Esther March-Singleton has over 27 years of experience in the childbirth and breastfeeding field. Her passion for the profession began first-hand by the onset of motherhood. Fueled by the priceless self-accomplishment of achieving successful exclusive breastfeeding for all three of her children; Esther has stopped at nothing to express her desire and purpose of educating, facilitating, and assisting mothers & organizations all over the Country to learning more about the benefits of breastfeeding.

Esther has her degrees in nursing specializing in Maternal and Child Health, Business and Health Care Administration / Management. Esther is a registered nurse, IBCLC, and Certified Lactation Educator™ and Childbirth Educator. Esther serves as the Florida Department of Health Broward County WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, President of Broward County Breastfeeding Coalition, and faculty for the CAPPA CLE© program.

Esther list of awards and accomplishments extend from various organizations, individuals, as well as personal conquests. This led her on a personal quest to fulfill a vision of a ‘better maternal equipped community’ to open, own, & manage A Mother’s Choice Childbirth and Breastfeeding Services for 22 years. After making her mark on the community, Esther decided to join forces with the state and build the community from a federal perspective. She established the Florida Department of Health Broward County WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Program in 2003. Esther has been awarded the 2013 Florida Department of Health Davis Productivity Award for implementing innovative ideas to improved staff education and training. Esther was awarded the Gold WIC Loving Support Award of Excellence for Breastfeeding Support and Practices and the Certificate of Appreciation from the USDA in 2015. With Esther’ leadership and management, In 2016 NACCHO (National Association of County & City Health Officials) recognized the Florida Department of Health Broward WIC Peer Counselor’s program as one of the Model community practices provided a diversity of peer or professional-led lactation support services which increased breastfeeding rates in the community.

In her private time, Esther is a very committed individual to her commitment and belief in God, believing that we all have a deeper part to play in our time here on Earth. She enjoys spending time with her family and having long walks on the beach. In addition, enjoys bike riding for its great health benefits. 


Jennifer Jones, RN, IBCLC, BSN, MPH

Jennifer Jones became a La Leche League leader in 1987 and subsequently became an IBCLC in 1993.  Jennifer has continued to be an IBCLC in private practice and has worked with two Boca Raton hospitals through medical staffing privileges. Jennifer earned her nursing degree through Jackson Memorial’s nursing program in Miami, her BSN through Nova University. Jennifer looks forward to putting her Masters in Public Health degree to good use through her work with FBC. As treasurer Jennifer brings over 20 years of Quickbooks experience to FBC to assist with helping FBC.


Rocio Velazquez
LL.M, La Leche League Leader

Born and raised in Guatemala, Rocio Velazquez is a wife and mother of 2 beautiful boys. She is a kindergarten teacher and attorney in her country, with a Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from Florida International University.  Rocio has been a passionate breastfeeding advocate for 10 years, a La Leche League Leader, and is a breastfeeding counselor and educator. Her goal is to raise the importance of breastfeeding as a key to social development.

In 2015 she and her family settled in Miami and since then she has been supporting families who wanted to breastfeed, focusing on Hispanic families in Florida. Currently, she works at The Children’s Movement of Florida, a non-profit that advocates for high-quality early childhood education, access to health services for all children in the state and provide tools to support parents. For her contributions to health, human rights and human welfare in the community as a breastfeeding advocate, she was awarded the Alexandra Bach-Lagos 2018 Scholarship from the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Programs Coordinator

Nancy Faul,

Nancy Faul is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant since 2011 and serves as both the Programs Coordinator and Chairperson for Florida Business Case for Breastfeeding. She began her career as a peer counselor volunteer with the WIC program in 1999 and has worked in the field of lactation for over 20 years. In 2000 she received her Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) from the Center for Breastfeeding and has continued her education with receiving her B.S. for Maternal and Child Health: Lactation Consulting in 2013 and M.A. Health & Wellness in 2018. Nancy has held the position as WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator/Peer Counselor Coordinator for Flagler County in the State of Florida and is currently working as a Lactation Specialist for Brevard County WIC in addition to beginning her pursuit of a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Social Change.