Jan Dalby grew up in Pittsburgh and her education and training had her traveling the mid and north-Atlantic states. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Houghton College in New York, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and became a nurse practitioner after receiving her Master’s degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Jan has been a lactation consultant for over 20 years and teaches breastfeeding classes to expectant parents. She is an instructor for American Heart Association CPR and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) classes. Jan is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the International Lactation Consultant Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Virginia Breastfeeding Task Force. She also has a special interest in plant-based nutrition and has participated in medical mission trips to Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Jan and her husband, Paul, have two sons, and 3 chocolate labs, who are therapy dogs with Caring Canines. Jan and her dogs visit nursing homes and hospice patients as well as train and compete in agility, tracking and canine Nose Works. She enjoys cooking and loves the outdoors, hiking, kayaking and geocaching. Jan is also a contributor for the family health column of Richmond Family Magazine.Back to Our Staff »