Jo Ann Allen has over thirty four years of experience in maternal and child health. She has worked as a Healthy Steps Specialist for over 4 years. Jo Ann possesses extensive experience caring for high risk obstetric patients as clinical nurse manager, staff nurse, perinatal home visiting nurse, clinic nurse and nursing case manager.
Jo Ann Allen has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant( IBCLC) for 20 years. Her area of interest is Breastfeeding Promotion and Support. She is interested in reserach to reduce barriers for breastfeeding in high risk populations.
Current area of Teaching is Pre-NCLEX Maternity Clinical Rotation for GEMS and BSN students
Co Chair March of DImes Perinatal Nursing Committee
Chair Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force