Motivated, personable birth professional with successful 16 year track record of serving birthing women and families throughout the perinatal year. Passionate about teaching in the clinical setting in developing nations and medically underserved areas, and bringing compassion, cultural relevance and individualized care to families. Author of several birth and parenting articles, and co-author of The Essential Homebirth Guide (Simon and Schuster, 2012).
Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and families at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of political activism on behalf of parent rights and midwifery in Washington State: 2007, WAC to change language regarding installation of eye prophylaxis, 2011-2014, MAC/ MAWS CPM Challenge Process clarification and 2013-2015 MAWS legislative committee member.
Organizational leadership skills, demonstrated through founding and leading the South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation and opening the Rainier Valley Community Clinic.
Flexible and versatile, able to maintain calm and effective presence under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to recognize and respond to cultural nuances. Skilled at short term projects requiring research and/or community-wide collaboration or delegation. Excellent team-building skills.