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Breastfeeding Instructors

Meet Our Instructors:

Corky Harvey
Corky Harvey, MS, RN, IBCLC is the founder of The Pump Station & Nurtury®, the first new parent resource center of its kind. She is a registered nurse with a Master's degree in maternal/newborn nursing from the University of Maryland. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, and was a long-time Childbirth Educator. Corky does one-on-one lactation consultations, teaches Prenatal Breastfeeding, Baby Care, and new Grandparents classes. One of her favorite things to do is facilitate the New Mothers Breastfeeding Support Groups. She was on the faculty of the UCLA Lactation Educator and Consultant programs for many years and still lectures at hospitals, conferences and parent venues. Corky has three grown children who were breastfed and she loves to claim that their intelligence is linked to this. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband Dean-especially to Germany where her two darling grandsons live. She loves to sing, and is a member of an International championship women's barbershop chorus.
Barbara Zimmermann

Barbara Zimmermann RN, BSN, IBCLC, CEIM is a pediatric registered nurse. International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Certified Educator of Infant Massage through IMUSA. She provides individual lactation consults either in the store or in the privacy of a client's home. Barbara loves facilitating the New Mothers Breastfeeding Support Group where mothers openly share the joys and challenges of breastfeeding. She also teaches our Prenatal Baby Care 101, Breastfeeding & Returning to Work, Infant Massage, and New Grandparents classes. Prior to working at the Pump Station and Nurtury, Barbara worked in multiple Pediatric Practices throughout the US counseling parents in lactation and well-child care.

Barbara and her husband Joel have two grown children. Originally from the East Coast, they moved to California to live closer to their three energetic grandsons. She loves to travel and loves spending time with those grandkids.
Allison Mahurin

Allison Mahurin, RN, BSN, IBCLC is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is passionate about meeting families where they are in the breastfeeding process to offer evidence-based support. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and completed her IBCLC certification through UC San Diego. She also teaches our Prenatal Baby Care 101 classes. She firmly believes in the value of embracing all families, whatever their makeup, and thinks breastfeeding success is defined by meeting the specific needs of each family.

Prior to becoming an IBCLC, Allison worked as a nurse in the OR. She has two beautiful daughters, both of whom she breastfed. She also holds a degree in English Literature which she currently puts to daily in pursuit of her other passion—reading.
Jesse Zilberstein

Jesse Zilberstein, MPA, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator. She received her degree in Human Development from Cornell University and went on to gain her Masters in Public Administration from USC. Jesse works at all The Pump Station locations, though can mostly be found in our Agoura Hills. She provides individual consultations to new parents and also teaches many of our prenatal Breastfeeding and Baby Care classes. As a mother of three young children, Jesse brings not only her passion for breastfeeding but also her empathy for the challenges of early parenthood to all of her interactions with new mothers and fathers. Prior to becoming a lactation consultant, Jesse worked for years with young families as an educator and community organizer. She is the mother to three boys, all of whom she has breastfed with joy.
Kelli Venaas
Kelli Venaas, RN, IBCLC is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with 5 years of community experience helping moms and babies achieve success in breastfeeding before joining the team at the Pump Station. She is a mother of a daughter and identical twin boys. She is excited to share her personal experience with breastfeeding twins and clinical expertise in lactation and pediatrics.

Essential Breastfeeding Support and Baby Care Items
The Pump Station & Nurtury® has decades of experience providing new families with outstanding educational, breastfeeding and baby care support, including products and classes which can make all the difference to you and your baby. To see a list of some of the essential products that our Lactation Professionals have recommended, click Essential Breastfeeding and Baby Care Products

Items We Love
in flight snacks with lactation cookies
Milkmakers Lactation Cookies
nurse on plane with luna lil something
Luna Lullaby Lil Something Pillow
diaper Change on plane with disposable pads
Diposable Changing Pads
relieve soreness with nipple cream
Motherlove Nipple Cream
Nurse on a plane with Nursing Cover
Nursing Covers
flying with baby distract with lovie
Angel Dear Lovie