2014 Directors


President: Dr. Ronda Yoder, PhD, ARNP is employed as Nursing Faculty Member at Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola.

Vice President:  Dr. Patricia Posey-Goodwin, RN, MSN, EdD is a Maternal-Child Professor of Nursing at University of West Florida in Pensacola

Secretary:  Mrs. Lynette Ruckman, RN, MSN works as a clinical nursing educator with Jefferson Davis Community College. 

Treasurer:  Mrs. Jen Wowk-Ward, IBCLC is the Breastfeeding Coordinator at WIC at Santa Rosa County Health Department in Milton.

Member at Large:  Mrs. Karen Shelton, RN, IBCLC is a Lactation Support Coordinator with Sacred Heart Hospital.

Member at Large:  Mrs. Joy Weirick, RN, BSN is a neonatal intensive care nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Member at Large:  Dr. Donna Maxwell, ARNP, CNM, PhD a Associate Professor at Florida State University OB/Gyn Residency Program at SHH.

Medical Director: Dr. Joseph Peterson, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics with the Florida State University Residency program at SHH-Pensacola. Dr. Peterson also serves as the Medical Director for ECABS.

Committee Chairs:

Finances:  Chaired by Treasurer: Mrs. Jen Wowk-Ward, IBCLC

Healthcare Providers: Mrs. Karen Shelton, RN, IBCLC and
Dr. Donna Maxwell, ARNP, CNM, PhD.

Community/Outreach: Mrs. Joy Weirick, RN, BSN

Advocacy: Mrs. Lynette Ruckman, RN, MSN

Management: Chaired by President: Dr. Ronda Yoder, DSN, ARNP