Our Speakers

Bruce Ackerman
Database Developer

Data Collection Director for the Division of Research of the Midwives Alliance

Abigail Aiyepola
ND

Owner, Phenomenal Woman Initiative

Silke Akerson
CPM, LDM

Oregon Midwifery Council

Marina Alzugaray
MS, CNM, CPM

Founder, Comadres Institute

Jamarah Amani
Community Midwife, CLC

Southern Birth Justice Network

Lynn Arnold
LM, CPM

Founder & Administrative / Clinical Director of The Retreat

Sarita Bennett
DO, CPM

Midwife at Winding River Birth Center

Marit L. Bovbjerg
PhD, MS, HBM

Director of Data Quality, DOR

Vanessa Caldari
BSN, CPM

Mujeres Ayudando Madres Inc. (Centro MAM)

Melissa Cheyney
PhD, CPM, LDM

Oregon State University

Maria Cranford
MSM, CPM

Midwives College of Utah

Rosanna Davis
LM CPM

President, California Association of Midwives

Courtney L. Everson
PhD

Medical Anthropologist and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Midwives College of Utah, SLC

Marinah V Farrell
LM, CPM

Founding board member of Phoenix Allies for Community Health

Deborah Fisch
Attorney

Birth Rights Bar Association

Gina Gerboth
MPH, RM, CPM, IBCLC

Colorado Midwives Association

Nicolle L. Gonzales
BSN, RN, MSN, CNM

Executive Director and Founder of Changing Woman Initiative

Wendy Gordon
LM, CPM, MPH

Assistant Professor in the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University

Rhonda Lee Grantham
Midwife

Center for Indigenous Midwifery

Nikia Grayson
MPH, MA, MSN, DNP

Holistic Healthcare Provider

Holly Horan
MA, PhDc

Data Doula for MANA Stats

Ashley Jones
Midwifery Student

Senior Student Midwife

Kristin Kali
LM, CPM

MAIA Midwifery and Fertility Services

Wendy Kline
PhD

History of Medicine Professor, Purdue University

Megan Koontz
CPM, LM

Midwives College of Utah

Rumyana Kudeva
DSW, LCSW

Eastern Washington University

Cristi Lewis
LM, CPM, CHom

Acorn Community Birth and Wellness Center

Indra Lusero
Esq.

President and founder of the Birth Rights Bar Association and the director of Elephant Circle

Kate Mazzara
CPM

Michigan Midwives Association Board of Directors

Christine Morton
PhD

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative at Stanford University

Yeshi Neumann
CNM, MA, MPH

Homestyle Midwifery

Jodilyn Owen
CPM, LM

Community-based Perinatal Healthcare

Karen Pecora
LM, CPM, NE, AP

Acorn Community Birth and Wellness Center

Ana Esther Rivero del Sol
MSN

Uni. de Ciencias Medicas, Cuba

Geradine Simkins
CNM, MSN

Midwife, leader, activist, and author

Karen Strange
CPM

Integrative Resuscitation of the Newborn

Jana Studelska
CPM, LM, BS

Midwives College of Utah

Christy Tashjian
CPM, LM, APRN, WHNP

Owner, MotherBloom Midwifery

Heather Thompson
MS, PhD

Deputy Director, Elephant Circle

Saraswathi Vedam
RM FACNM MSN Sci D (h.c.)

Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab, University of British Columbia

Nicole Marie White
CPM

MANA Director of Events

Zoë Williams
Community Organizer

Lead Transit Justice Organizer at 9to5 Colorado

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