IRC Office Hours - MAY 2024

What to consider when creating your chart of accounts.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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In May, join Industry Relations Committee members Erica, Laura Wiegand, and Kaleen Richards for a discussion of what to consider when creating your chart of accounts.  

As always, bring your challenges and questions. We will brainstorm solutions together.

AABC membership is required for IRC Office Hours. Registration is free and open to all AABC members. 

IRC Leaders

Erica Biesinger
Erica Biesinger, MBA

Erica has been involved in the birth center community since 2014 when she joined the staff at The Midwife Center in Pittsburgh as the Finance and Operations Manager.  Since then, she's provided ongoing administrative support to the birth center including overseeing all financial aspects of the Center and helping to expand  both the facility and programs offered.  She is passionate about the independent, free-standing birth center model and the midwifery model of care. Her goal is to have that shine through in her administrative work, while improving the ongoing financial health of the birth center.

Kaleen Richards
Kaleen Richards CNM, APRN, MSN, FACNM

As a certified nurse midwife and a nurse practitioner, Kaleen worked hard to be able to offer families many birth options over the years. She earned her Master's in Nursing in 2006 and started Tree of Life Birth and GYN in 2011 to be able to offer personalized, holistic care for pregnant people and gynecological services that are patient-centered. Tree of Life became accredited by CABC in 2015 and has continued to maintain national accreditation. Kaleen wants the validation accreditation provides for superior health care delivery and values the national community support AABC membership provides. She believes all women benefit from prenatal care with a midwife due to the emphasis of the Midwifery Model on education, partnership, and natural childbirth. Kaleen helps clients with infertility, nutrition, mental health, pregnancy, postpartum including PPMD and lactation, well-woman GYN, contraception, hormone balancing, and sexual health and wellness.
Changing policy on a local and national level has been a passion since 2017 when she became Co-Chair for FL ACNM Legislative Committee and has been a member of AABC Government Affairs Committee since 2022. 

Kaleen has three amazing sons, two of whom were born at home with a midwife. She enjoys Yoga, free diving, and paddleboarding at her lake home in Altamonte Springs, FL. She rebuilt a 1971 VW Bus and enjoys camping and meet-ups with fellow VW lovers.

Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Cynthia Flynn, CNM, PhD, FACNM has extensive management experience, having served as executive director of The Birth Center, Bryn Mawr, PA; the general director of Family Health and Birth Center, Washington DC, where she negotiated the merger of the birth center with a Federally Qualified Health Center in order to provide stable financing; and founder/owner of Columbia Women’s Clinic and Birth Center, Kennewick, WA.   At the national level, she is a past president of the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC), and serves on the AABC Government Affairs and Research Committees as well as the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Midwives Association of Washington State (MAWS).  Additionally, she has provided consulting for organizations wishing to start, expand, sustain or replicate midwifery practices and/or birth centers in order to increase access for healthy women to a proven method of obtaining a safe delivery.  

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