DIRECTOR:

Jennifer Goldsmith PhotoMother’s Milk, Mother’s Wisdom grew out of 8 years of experience as a DONA-trained postpartum doula supporting mothers as they adjust to life with a newborn(s).

Prior to becoming a postpartum doula, Jennifer graduated with a degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University. She lived in Paris for 3.5 years where she studied French at The Sorbonne and worked as a bilingual assistant for a film distribution company at the American Film Festival in Deauville, and in Paris, France. Jennifer earned a M.Ed. at Xavier University and went on to teach high school French and English as a Second Language in her native (not-so-exotic) Indiana during which time she won the Teacher Creativity Fellowship through Eli Lilly Endowment.

 

PRODUCTION ADVISERS:

Sam Hampton PhotoSam Hampton is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a former director for Docs In Progress, a Maryland non-profit that fosters a community for documentary filmmakers. Sam’s films have been screened at the Library of Congress, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Cornell Cinema, the Chautauqua Institution, and numerous national film festivals. Sam received a Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Urban Education from Cleveland State University.

 

Adele Schmidt PhotoAdele Schmidt is an award-winning documentary film producer, director, and editor. She is co-founder of the production company Zeitgeist Media LLC and and in the last 15 years has produced and edited more than five long-format documentaries (all aired on PBS) and other film and video productions. Adele’s productions have won numerous industry awards. These awards include the Telly Awards, the TIVA-DC Peer Award, the US International Film and Video Festival Award, and the Gabriel Award.

 

Kathleen McCue PhotoKathleen McCue, RN, MS, FNP, IBCLC, is both a nurse practitioner and a board-certified lactation consultant. She is the mother of two grown children and currently lives in Bethesda, MD. She has been working in the medical field since 1976 when she first graduated nursing school. Presently, she works part-time as a nurse practitioner for a pediatric practice, Children First Pediatrics, and part-time operating a full-service lactation consulting business, Bethesda Breastfeeding, LLC, in the Washington, D.C. area.

 

Marguerite Duane PhotoDr. Marguerite Duane, a board certified family physician and Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, is co-founder and Executive Team Leader of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Systems, a project under the umbrella of the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC). Dr. Duane previously developed and taught a course on the basics of breastfeeding for first year medical students at Georgetown. She occasionally hosts La Leche League meetings where medical professionals are specifically invited to learn more about mothers’ breastfeeding experiences directly from the women themselves. She and her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenneth Lin, are delighted to be the parents of 3 young children, Isaac Thomas, Eden Rose and Ellis John Lin.