MANA18 Program Committee
I am a midwife and educator at Every Body Midwifery and Health, a midwife at Canyon Medical Center, and the Director of Professional Development for the Midwives Alliance of North America. I came to midwifery from my background in community health work, education, and health equity activism. I began doing birth and postpartum doula work in 2001, and began midwifery training in 2010. I attended Birthwise Midwifery School and apprenticed with both rural and urban homebirth practices in Minnesota and Maine, and Cambodia. I became a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) in 2014 and am an Oregon Licensed Direct Entry-Midwife (LDM) as well. My commitment is to give each family I work with the unique, attentive support they deserve.