Board of Directors

President
Lesley Rathbun, MSN, CNM, FNP
Charleston Birthplace, Inc.
North Charleston, South Carolina
president@birthcenters.org
Vice President
Jennifer Stevens, MS, CNM
Reading Birth & Women's Center
Reading, Pennsylvania
Secretary
Judi Davidson, CDM, CPM
Mat-Su Birth Center
Wasilla, Alaska
Treasurer
Keith Williston, BSW
A Mother's Love Birth Center
Independence, MO

Kenneth Blau, MD
Connecticut Childbirth & Women's Center
Danbury, Connecticut
Kiersten Figurski
Kiersten Figurski, LM, CPM
Northern New Mexico Birth Center

Taos, New Mexico

Catherine Gordon, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC
New Birth Company
Overland Park, Kansas

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
Alternate Director
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
TBN

Finance Committee
Keith Williston, BSW
A Mother's Love Birth Center
Independence, MO

Governance Committee
TBN

Industry Relations Committee
Kendra Wyatt
New Birth Company
Overland Park, KS 

Legislative Committee
Jill Alliman, MSN, 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
Rosanne Gephart, CNM, MSN
Women's Health & Birth Center
Santa Rosa, CA

Program Committee
Jennifer Stevens, MS, CNM
Reading Birth & Women's Center
Reading, PA

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 - Executive Assistant

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, AABC Vice President