2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Cortney Gibson

Cortney Gibson is a master-level newborn care specialist, holistic sleep consultant, and educator for parents and caregivers. She holds an advanced certificate in newborn care from the Alexandria School and has studied greenproofing, maternity and child sleep, human microbiome and infant mental health through various institutions. She also holds a certification in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, was a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician prior to the pandemic, and is working toward certification as a Lactation Counselor.
Cortney has been working with families since 1997. In 2004, she founded Gibson Newborn Services, which has grown into a busy referral service. Having spent over 90,000 hours nurturing babies and caring for young children all over the country, Cortney is widely recognized as an expert in the field of newborn care. She has also been featured on the Today Show, Fox News, and in many newspaper articles for her work with babies.
After 10 years of speaking at conferences around the country, Cortney debuted the first Sleepwonders course in 2017. Sleepwonders is known for in-depth coverage of sleep science, acknowledgment of all parenting styles, and its signature system for responsive infant care and healthy sleep. When she’s not talking about babies, Cortney can be found chasing after her toddler, Sawyer, on their farm in Indiana.
Check out the Speaker Feature with Cortney.

Nutrition For Brain Development

When you think about pediatric nutrition, does your mind go directly to a picky toddler you know, a pre-schooler who won’t eat vegetables, or maybe even the great debate about how to start solid foods for infants? Those are important times in a child’s nutritional life, but when you go back even further, you will see just how impactful nutrition can be. Join Cortney Gibson for this fascinating workshop and discover how nutrition can protect and enhance brain development. This process starts months prior to conception, continues throughout gestation, and is especially important in the first years of life. Cortney will talk about several key nutrients and the benefits they hold for infant brain development, as well as the importance of human milk. She will share how foods that affect the microbiome also affect the brain and Cortney will also reveal her signature process for starting solids for maximum brain support and long term health benefits.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe