Birth Center Focused Midwifery Led Resuscitation Provider Training Faculty
Lead Course Faculty
Julie Moon, MS, CNM
Julie is the owner and lead facilitator at Midwives Untethered. Julie is a Certified Nurse Midwife and NRP Instructor Mentor who has been teaching NRP for 22 years, the last 8 specializing in community-based birth. She started her career in EMS and has a Bachelor's in Nursing and a Master's in Midwifery. In recent years she has taught maternal and newborn content for Paramedic academies, provided education for local city and volunteer departments, and written and collaborated on content at the national level to help guide the collaboration of midwives and EMS. She has spent years working towards making the transfer and transport of birthing families as seamless as possible by working with EMS and midwives to develop skills and protocols. Julie is passionate about helping to provide birth and resuscitation education wherever it is needed to help make birth a safe experience for the family and the care providers involved. She is driven to serve and guide midwives, birth workers, EMS, and all caregivers to optimize their care and their own well-being. She knows the key to this is caregivers who are self-aware, compassionate, and empowered to perform within functional systems while being well-educated to assess needs and perform safely in those systems. She is honored to guard physiologic birth and the traditions of midwifery while advocating for safe, quality care.
Olga Ryan, RN, MS-NL
Olga has been an NRP instructor for more than 20 years and has been teaching NRP in the out-of-hospital birth setting since 2006. She is an experienced birth center leader having served as manager of the El Rio Birth & Women’s Health Center for 10 years and more recently as the director of Babymoon Inn, LLC in Tucson, AZ. She is a Vice-Chairperson with the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers and has been a member of AABC’s Standards Committee. Olga has served in nursing leadership positions in a variety of perinatal units since 1994, with a special interest in process improvement projects.