About us

Maya Radoccia-Kennen, BSW, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Vice President and Treasurer of the Board of Directors for High Country Lactation Care Inc.

The needs of human milk feeding families stretch from pregnancy to infancy and even through toddlerhood. Maya has developed a strong understanding of successful human milk feeding through a combination of professional development and personal experience. In her clinical experience first began as a social worker for at-risk new families in rural Arizona. This soon sparked an interest in the field of lactation as she watched moms struggle and fail in her attempts to breastfeed for lack of professional support.

Maya became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2010 and began working as such at Flagstaff Medical Center. As a mother of 3 breastfed children, Maya has experienced the many joys and benefits of human milk feeding. She has also experienced many of the real-life challenges like sleep deprivation, breast infections, breast/chest feeding an NICU baby, postpartum depress and pumping and working to name a few. 

  • Member International Lactation Consultant Association
  • Member United States Lactation Consultant Association
  • Certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Email me: ibclc@highcountrylactation.org

Aimee Stone, RN, MPH, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Aimee’s love for lactation started as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua. Assisting mother’s on their nursing journey instilled a love breastfeeding and desire to learn more. 

After her service, she went on to pursue her Masters in Public Health and Bachelors in Science of Nursing degree at the University of Arizona. 

Prior to living in Flagstaff, she worked as a Birthing Center nurse on the Apache Reservation. There she continued her desire to work with underserved women and provide them with labor, birth and breastfeeding support. In 2019, Aimee became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Aimee is also the mother of two children, both of whom have been breastfed and worked through common breastfeeding challenges.

It is my pleasure to be a small part of your parenting journey. It is my hope that my experience and education will assist you and your family to achieve your breast/chest feeding/pumping goals. 

Email me: aimee@highcountrylactation.org

Dr. Paula Pelletier-Butler

President of the Board of Directors for High Country Lactation Care Inc.

Global Maternal Health and Midwifery Specialist, Former Owner/Midwife at Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center.   

Paula’s love and passion for pregnancy and birth began with the births of her 3 children, who were all born with the loving assistance of a midwife. Paula has a background in nursing and massage therapy and has been working in the women’s health field since 1986. She received her Master of Science in Midwifery from Bastyr University and has her Doctor of Midwifery from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has been attending births for over 13 years and her clinical midwifery experience includes both community and hospital settings including homebirth practices, Seattle area birth centers, Victoria Hospital in the Caribbean, and Tuba City Hospital (TCRHCC). She is currently on faculty at Bastyr University and City University of London. She is also past Vice President and current Board member of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC). In her spare time, she loves hiking, dancing, cooking, listening to music, reading, playing cribbage, and being with her husband, kids, and extended family. 

Danika Danker, BS, BA

Secretary of the Board of Directors for High Country Lactation Care Inc.

Danika Danker moved to Flagstaff, Arizona in 2013 to pursue a Masters of Arts in Sustainable Communities at NAU.  She had previously studied at Messiah College in Grantham, PA, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  She is currently studying to be a Certified Lactation Counselor through Healthy Children, Inc.

Danika has fallen in love with the sounds, cultures, flavors, and families of Flagstaff. It is her honor to call this town both her home and the birthplace of her daughter, who was born at Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center in 2018.  Baby E’s birth and development and the care that Danika’s family has received have so deeply impacted her that she has joined the birth to five resource net in Flagstaff and is now working as the HealthySteps Specialist at Mountain View Pediatrics. Danika remains passionate about Maternal and Child Health and community organizing as well as the knowledge of and access to community resources… y se habla Espanol! 

Her favorite odd fact about herself is that she met her husband, David, “at boy scout camp” while they were both on staff at Philmont Scout Ranch, a national high adventure base of Scouts BSA. When they’re not at home, the Danker family is usually hiking and exploring with their two golden retrievers, “Cimarron” and “Taos” or riding historic trains and eating way too much green chile in New Mexico. Danika and David have visited all 50 states and have started over with “Baby E.”