University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
My broad interests in maternity care and midwifery have provided me with varied experiences throughout my career, and I continue to seek new knowledge and challenges. I became an OB nurse in 1986, a direct entry midwife in 1992, then a nurse-midwife in 1996. My clinical experience in the U.S. includes working in community hospitals, home birth, birth centers, and a tertiary hospital. I have also been involved in global health since 1988, serving as a consultant, educator, and practitioner in several countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. I have been active for over 20 years in the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the Midwives Association of Washington State, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
My special interests are a global focus on midwifery practice and education; low-resource environments; professional autonomy for nurses and midwives; patient satisfaction; and promoting pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum/newborn period as a multi-dimensional family event.