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Camie Goldhammer, LISCW, IBCLC

Founding Executive Director

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Camie Jae Goldhammer, MSW, LICSW, IBCLC, is a Clinical Social Worker, Lactation Consultant and Full Spectrum Indigenous Doula.

Camie had spent nearly 20 years serving urban Native families. She started the Native American Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, the National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Consultants of Color and was a member of the Center for Social Inclusion's First Food Racial Equity cohort. In 2013 she became Washington state's first Native American Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She worked as a Campaign Director with MomsRising working to bring paid family and medical leave to Washington State which was signed into law in July 2017. In fall 2017 Camie launched the Indigenous Lactation Counselor Certification (ILC) which is a 45 hour foundational lactation counselor program for those that identify as Native/Indigenous/First Nations. She, along with her "breastfriend" Kimberly Moore-Salas (Diné) have trained over 550 Indigenous Lactation Counselors or Indigi-LCs across Turtle Island. In November 2018 Camie along with Kimberly were the first Native Americans to be elected to the United States Breastfeeding Committee Board of Directors. Both were reelected for a second term in the fall of 2020. In April 2021 she left her role as Program Manager for United Indians of All Tribes’ Daybreak Star Doulas (which she also developed) and Our Strong Fathers to start Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services. She is a National leader on topics of racial equity, birth and breastfeeding reclamation and first food justice. She lives in South Seattle with her husband Eric and two daughters Dylan (13) and JoJo (11).