Sally Saleh Kia has eight years of experience in her greatest passion supporting families at WIC, hospitals, outpatient clinics, worksites, and community support groups. For two years, Sally specialized in the NICU, PICU, and Pediatrics unit at a children’s hospital exclusively supporting the lactation needs of critical care infants and their parents. Along with supporting families directly, Sally has worked in the public health sector to improve breastfeeding support on a systems-level by providing technical assistance and training to various providers and organizations. She believes that parents should have evidence-based information to make informed decisions while being supported respectfully and compassionately.
Sally is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Master Community Health Education Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from Cal Poly Pomona, with an emphasis on dietetics, and a Master of Public Health degree in Community Health Sciences from UCLA. She enjoys cooking, hiking, biking, and traveling with her husband. Sally speaks Arabic and Spanish.