Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

Board of Directors and Advisory Committee

Focusing on the intersection of public health and midwifery to address healthcare disparities and to engender a more equitable maternity care system for all women and infants, we are building a community network to create happy, healthy mothers and newborns. We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, public charity 509 (a) (2).

Board Members, Consultants  and Advisors Left to Right: Dr. Sayida Peprah, Psy,D. Geraldine Perry-Williams, PHN, MSN (advisory committee member), Cordelia Hanna (Executive Director) and Dr. R. Ndinda Mutua Ngewa, Dr.PH .

We currently have one opening for a Board Member. Persons of Asian, Hispanic or African-American heritage are encouraged to apply as that is the population served. The term is two-years and is volunteer. If interested, please send in the Volunteer Application along with your CV/Resume and a letter of interest to

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Qualifications for Board | Philosophy | Board Members | Advisory Committee

About Our Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

Our Board of Directors and Advisory Committee are professionals from various fields including midwifery, public health, social services, education, medical anthropology, public administration, non-profit management, medical law, etc, who are willing to dedicate time, talent to ensure that our mission is realized. We also have consumers of midwifery or doula care on our advisory committee. If you believe in our vision and mission and are interested in joining our Board of Directors or Advisory Committee, please Contact Us.

Qualifications for Serving on Our Board or Advisory Committee

Experience and Education — any combination of the following:

1. Experience, education and/or training as a Midwife, Physician, Mental Health Practitioner (Psychologist, Social Worker or Therapist specializing in perinatal psychology), Registered Nurse, public health professional, childbirth educator, doula or lactation consultant, educator or counselor, or student pursuing career in Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Family Practice Medicine, Psychology, Anthropology, Midwifery, Public Health, Nursing, Labor and/or Lactation Support, and related disciplines.

2. Personal experience as a recipient of midwifery and/or doula care and/or philosophical belief in the 4 principles outlined by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services: autonomy, responsibility, empowerment and do no harm.

3. Knowledge or experience with issues related to health equity and ethnic perinatal health disparities, quality of life issues impacting perinatal health upon disadvantaged families;

4. Knowledge of maternal-child health, obstetrics, gynecology, midwifery, lactation and pediatrics;

5. Work experience in maternal child health care environment; knowledge of California and Los Angeles health care and social service delivery systems;

6. Knowledge of and respect for cultural and community-based health beliefs and practices;

7. Grant writing, program planning and evaluation, policy development, and fundraising experience;

8. Experience with non-profit management, grant-writing, fund-raising, including fiscal management, accounting processes and reporting requirements;

9. African-American, Hispanic/Latino or Asian ethnicity with linguistic capabilities in Spanish or Asian languages highly desirable.

Philosophical Foundation of Our Work

We promote evidence-based, Mother-Baby Friendly maternity care. We believe the philosophical cornerstones of Mother-Friendly care to be as outlined by Coalition for Improving Maternity Services in the The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (MFCI).

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