GOLD Learning Speakers
Available in: Midwifery Conference 2016
Inbal Sigler is the founder of Isis HypnoBirthing & Yoga. She is also a certified HypnoBirthing trainer, Yoga teacher specialized in pre- and postnatal, and a licensed doula. Isis Hypnobirthing & Yoga is a comprehensive pregnancy and childbirth preparation program combining techniques of Hypnobirthing, Theta Healing, Chinese Medicine and Yoga. Inbal supports women on the amazing journey to motherhood in fertility, pregnancy support and birth support.
Indra Lusero, Esq., is the President and founder of the Birth Rights Bar Association and the director of Elephant Circle, where they work as an organizer, trainer, and lawyer practicing family formation and regulatory law. Indra went to law school after attending a MANA conference in 2005 where folks lamented not having a "hot shot team of lawyers" who could help defend midwives. Indra has endeavored to become just such a lawyer. Indra’s law review articles "Challenging Hospital VBAC Bans Through Tort Liability" and "Making the Midwife Impossible: How the Structure of Maternity Care Harms the Practice of Home Birth Midwifery" are published in the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law and the Women’s Rights Law Reporter respectively. Indra is honored to have been named "All Around Reproductive Justice Champion" in 2013 by the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights. Indra is a genderqueer Latin@ parent with a diverse family of people from all over the world
Available in: Lactation Conference 2013
With an undergraduate degree from the University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Croatia, and a diploma in obstectics and gynaecology from Mercy Hospital for Women, Melbourne, Irena undertook her internship and residency at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. There she worked as a general practitioner, antenatal shared-care practitioner and lactation consultant, during which time she served as the GP representative on the Victorian Board of the Australian Lactation Consultants Association. Currently she teaches at the University of Split School of Medicine, where she also gained her doctoral degree, while conducting antenatal breastfeeding classes and private practice lactation consultations. Dr. Zakarija-Grković is a founding member of the Croatian National Breastfeeding Committee, a BFHI educator, co-founder and president of the Croatian Association of Lactation Consultants and a breastfeeding course provider. Serving as a past IBLCE coordinator for Croatia, she is now an active member of ILCA and ABM. She is a proud mother of 3.