NGOZI D. TIBBS
MPH, LCCE, IBCLC, CHC, Birth Doula
Ngozi holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Benedictine University. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) and Trainer, and a Certified Health Coach (CHC). Ngozi passionately serves with other doulas and educators of color to reduce infant mortality and raise breastfeeding rates in the African American community.
Ngozi is a nationally recognized speaker and educator on maternal-child health, cultural humility, and health equity. She serves as founder of Sankofa Childbirth Education and Lactation Services, where she offers private classes for pregnant and postpartum families. Ngozi has also worked as a doula for over 20 years serving birthing and postpartum families. She is the founder of Journey Lighter Coaching, in which she provides health and fitness coaching for clients both virtually and in person. Ngozi co-founded The Pittsburgh Black Breastfeeding Circle. She and a team of Peer Champions provide breastfeeding education and support to Black families in the Pittsburgh area.
Ngozi is incredibly proud to be a co-teacher of The B.L.A.C.K. Course (Birth, Lactation, Accommodation, Culture, and Kinship).
The full scope lactation and breastfeeding education course made by and for Black People and folks supporting Black breastfeeding. This course is designed to be a prep course for aspiring IBCLC’s and breastfeeding counselors.
She is a published poet, artist, and dancer and has an African percussion band with her husband and children.