Board of Directors

President
Lesley Rathbun, MSN, CNM, FNP
Charleston Birthplace, Inc.
North Charleston, South Carolina
president@birthcenters.org
Vice President
Rosanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC
Santa Rosa, California
Secretary
Barbara Norton, MSN, CNM, ANP
Geneva Woods Birth Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Treasurer
Melinda Hoskins, MS, CNM, IBCLC
The Hoskins APRN Clinic and Home Birth Practice
Minden, Nevada

Kenneth Blau, MD
Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center
Danbury, Connecticut
Kiersten Figurski
Kiersten Figurski, LM, CPM
Northern New Mexico Birth Center
Taos, New Mexico
Jackie Griggs
Jackie Griggs, MS, CNM, CPM, IBCLC
Bay Area Birth Center
Pasadena, Texas
Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
Amy Johnson-Grass
Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM
Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center
St Paul, Minnesota
Fran Schwartz
Fran Schwartz, JD 
Brooklyn Birthing Center
Brooklyn, New York

Mark Shwer, MD
Neonatology Associates, Ltd
Phoenix, Arizona
Kenzie Singleton, JD
Sunflower Family Law
Columbia, Missouri

Committee Chairs

Bylaws Committee
Rosanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC
Santa Rosa, CA

Fran Schwartz, JD
Brooklyn Birthing Center
Brooklyn, NY

 

Governance Committee
TBN

Industry Relations Committee
Steven Hall
Babymoon Inn
Phoenix, AZ
 

Legislative Committee
Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM
Madisonville, TN

Marketing Committee
Kiersten Figurski, LM, CPM
Northern New Mexico Birth Center
Taos, New Mexico

Membership Committee
Jackie Griggs, MS, CNM, CPM, IBCLC
Bay Area Birth Center
Pasadena, Texas

Nominating Committee
Dennis Dossey, Owner
Nativiti Women's Health and Birth Center
The Woodlands, TX

Program Committee
Rosanne Gephart, MSN, CNM, IBCLC
Santa Rosa, CA

Research Committee
Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM
West Kennebunk, ME

Standards Committee
Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Workshops Committee
Kathryn Schrag, MSN, CNM, FNP
Patagonia, AZ

 

Staff

Kate E Bauer, MBA - Executive Director

Marie Kunz - Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Kelly Shaw, MEd - Associate Director

Lisa Recke - Administrative Assistant

Kathryn Maleney - Foundation Development Assistant

 

Strong Start Project 

Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM - Project Director

Susan Stapleton, DNP, CNM - Data Coordinator

Jennifer Wright, MA - Research Assistant

Kate Slider, MA - Sites Coordinator

Dawn Trout - Administrative Assistant

Why Be a Board Member?

"There is an air of change in society and health care.  I have always believed what we do is life changing and world changing - one woman at a time.  It is with this passion and commitment that I hope to participate in assisting the birth center model to be more sustainable and wide spread without sacrificing who we are."

-Jennifer Stevens, Reading Birth and Women's Center