Meet the board

Newborn Care Specialist Association 2024

We are excited to announce that the NCSA has now transitioned to a Non-profit Organization and now has an amazingly strong board of Directors made up of NCSs who all have been working within the newborn care specialist industry for many years and have already played a part of shaping its' growth.

None of the board are NCS trainers or have any affiliations with any of the training academies who are approved for certification with the NCSA but all have been chosen for their ongoing work within the NCS community either by helping newer NCSs through direct mentorship or ongoing support answering questions in the NCS groups.  All are well respected NCSs within our industry and are fully committed to joining together to take the NCSA to the next level, please welcome ….

Andrea Hedley

NCSA Founder & President
Newborn Care Specialist
Infant Sleep Educator


Stefanie Hudgins

NCSA Secretary
Master Newborn Care Specialist ®


Advanced Newborn Care Specialist


Advanced Newborn Care Specialist


Elite Newborn Care Specialist
Advanced Certified Newborn Care Specialist CNCS®


Newborn Care Specialist
Sleep Consultant
Agency Owner


Kristin is a certified birth and postpartum doula, trained midwife, Newborn care Specialist, and Sleep Consultant.

Our committees serve vital roles in supporting the mission of the NCSA, from outreach and marketing to national advocacy.

Explore the tabs below to see committee members & roles.

Outreach Committee Chair
Laura Cristiani, CNCS®, CPD, CLE, CPST
Pacific Northwest Baby Coach

Laura is a Certified Newborn Care Specialist® (NCSA and CACHE), Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Educator, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and Certified Pregnancy and Infant Loss Advocate who has supported families in various capacities since 1999. She combines her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development with her continued and extensive trainings in order to provide families with the most up to date, best practices in responsive care and support. As Chair of the Outreach Committee, Laura is committed to making sure those who request support have a means of engaging in direct, efficient communication with the NCSA and guides her committee in preparing, maintaining, and standardizing communication efforts to promote a unified and consistent message of excellence for the newborn care industry. Additionally, Laura provides support as needed in updating, maintaining, and moderating the Job Board for NCSA members.

Outreach Committee Co-Chair
Tiffany French
Womb To World Newborn Care

Tiffany is a CACHE certified Newborn Care Specialist, Birth Doula (DONA), and Lactation/Bottle Feeding Educator. When she is not helping private families with their births and babies you can find her volunteering her time as a Jail Group Coordinator providing doula support for pregnant and postpartum individuals and their babies who are incarcerated. When not working she enjoys golf, traveling, eating at one of her favorite restaurants in Austin, TX, and fostering neonate kitties and puppies. As co-chair of the Outreach Committee, she looks forward to helping build the NCSA into a regulated and consistent organization that serves as a resource for families looking for care and individuals looking to get into the newborn care profession.

Outreach Committee Members

Glen Jaggon [Full Spectrum Postpartum]

Jessica Rector [The Baby Boss]

Rachel Kiourouktsidis [Dream Time Doula]