Lugenia Grider has more than 20 years of experience working with healthcare systems, government agencies, and higher-education institutions specifically in developing evidence-based curriculums, shared decision making materials, knowledge base content, implementing quality improvement initiatives and student programs to address maternal child health disparities and innovative strategies to foster patient education and relations. Specializing in integrating a holistic approach with evidence, best practices and patient centered care. A Lamaze Certified Perinatal Educator, DONA-trained Birth Doula, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist, Co-Founder of Queen City Cocoa BEANS, AABC-trained Birthing Assistant. and Visionary for the first Lactation Consultant Training Program at a HBCU in the US. Living her mission and purpose to bring optimal health and transformative care to women and families through education, advocacy and support.