Patricia Ivy RN
Patricia Ivy, the founder of the Nursing Moms Project, is the mother of five children, all of which were breastfed for more than one year. Patricia has worked as a registered nurse specializing in spinal cord injuries, geriatrics, and psychiatry in Toronto. She is a gifted freelance artist, illustrating books and commissioned pet portraits. Patricia is an experienced administrator and handles all the business matters for the Nursing Moms Project. In the studio, Pat and Bill work as a team on shoots. When she’s not working, you’ll find her in her garden or kayaking on Georgian Bay.
Veteran photographer Bill Ivy is the author of thirty books including the award-winning “A Little Wilderness, the Natural History of Toronto.” He has been featured on many radio and television programs. An acclaimed world-class photographer, Bill worked for the BBC on Sir David Attenborough’s “Wild Life on One – Backyard Bandits.” His work has been featured by organizations such as the National Geographic Society, Readers Digest, Dreamworks, and Time-Life, just to name a few. He is an experienced lecturer and has been widely represented in over 5000 publications worldwide spanning a career of over four decades. Bill continues to do photo assignments, most recently for the World Wildlife Fund and Ontario Parks and currently is working full-time with the Nursing Moms Project. He has been photographing nursing mothers for over 25 years. Bill is a classical guitarist and has been married to Patricia Ivy for 34 years with whom he has five children.
Monina Morris, a co-founder of the Nursing Moms Project, is an anthropologist residing in Bogota Colombia. A political activist, she has a special interest in helping the under-privileged and marginalized women and youth. By blending academia, theory, practice, and experience, Monina empowers communities through the creation of alternative dispute resolution advice and training in Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. For her efforts in this respect she was the Imagined City Contest Winner of the Institute of Cultural Heritage (IDPC) for the draft report “En un lugar llamado el Cartucho” (2008-2011) Prior to this she worked with the Women and Habitat Network, and the Youth District Department of Social Integration of Bogota.
Facebook & Social Media Administrator
Brandi Stevenson is the Nursing Moms Project facebook and social media administrator.
Sonya Kujawa-Myles RN,MScN,IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Sonya Kujawa-Myles is a registered nurse and lactation consultant who currently works both in an out-patient breastfeeding clinic at her local hospital. She originally trained at Grey’s Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, in South Africa where she obtained her RN diploma, and worked in a level 3 NICU. After immigrating to Canada in the late 1990’s she completed both her BScN and her MScN via distance education at Lakehead University and the University of Ottawa respectively. Her Master’s thesis was focused on postpartum breast swelling. She is forever studying, much to the despair of her teenage children, who used to be her tandem nurslings. She became passionate about breastfeeding after the birth of her first child when the support in the hospital was lackluster to say the least. She remains a passionate advocate for the rights of women transitioning into motherhood.