Breastival is a volunteer-led Community Interest Company. Find out more about our board of directors below

Jennifer Hanratty

Day Job:
Research Fellow, QUB and Campbell UK & Ireland. I work on generating and communicating research evidence to help answer policy relevant questions. Usually in the area of children's emotional health and wellbeing. I've got a PhD in psychology.

Key Skills:
Big ideas, passion and I love bringing people together to create good things. I'm also quite good at understanding and talking about evidence.

Family:
Toddle Bot 2 year old, super supportive and increasingly "woke" husband. Wider family too are pretty great at supporting and helping out.

Fav Breastfeeding Quote:
"it's not best, it's just normal"

Jennie Wallace

Day Job:
Entrepreneur & Owner/Manager of Beyond Skin Aesthetics Clinic

Key Skills:
Multi-tasking & organisation; Strategic thinking & planning; Marketing & digital design; Coffee & chat

Family:
Full-time husband & daddy, Jonathan. Full-time daughter & cutie-pie, Cleo

Fav Breastfeeding Quote:
"When in doubt, whip it out"

Claire Flynn

Day Job:
Senior Public Affairs Consultant at Stratagem.  Work to help organisations engage with the political and policy process.  Bring over 15 years’ experience working in Belfast, London and Washington DC in areas of public affairs, public relations, strategic communications, campaigning and consultation.

Key Skills:
I bring an enthusiasm and commitment for politics, policy issues and current affairs. I am instinctively creative and love to make connections with people and for people to make exciting things happen.

Family:
Three beautiful boys and supportive fiancé.

Fav Breastfeeding Quote:
“Whoever said ‘there’s no use crying over spilt milk’ obviously never pumped six ounces and accidentally spilt it.”

Nuala Toman

Day Job:
Faculty Grant Development Officer, Ulster University,
Board Member, Education Authority,
Disability Support Tutor, Queen's University Belfast,
Breastfeeding Peer Mentor, Southern Health and Social Services Trust

Key Skills:
Strategic and Operational Management, Finance, Fundraising, Research, Development, Media and Communications, Education, Peer Support, Campaigns, Policy, Political Strategy, Networking, OCN Level 3 in Breast Feeding Support, Breastfeeding Mummy

Family:
One beautiful daughter and very supportive husband

Fav Breastfeeding Quote:

"It's Mango Flavour", Róise Quinn 2 years old

Cara Alexander

Day Job:
Supermum
Political Activist/Campaigner
Volunteer & Fundraising Committee Member at Belfast Lough Sailability

Key Skills:
Breastfeeding mummy, International Business Management graduate, political campaigning experience, reviewing governance and policy documentation for Westminster, strategic management/implementation and the drive to push projects forward, international/national marketing experience, finance, social media management and engagement, fundraising, autism/disability awareness and education, diploma in Autism Studies, media and press liaison.

Family:
Three extraordinary and courageous children and an incredibly supportive husband

Fav Quote:
“Breastmilk is love turned into food, it takes someone special to share that love.” Human Milk 4 Human Babies