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Workshop Faculty

Aubre tompkins, CNM

Aubre has been immersed in the world of birth centers since 2006. She started as an RN attending birth and as an educator, then became a midwife and the Clinical Director at Mountain Midwifery Center in CO. She was the Director there for 6 years and became an expert in running a center both on the Administrative and Clinical aspects. In 2017, Aubre was an integral part of working with the CO state health department to update and overhaul the state regulations that govern birth centers. Currently, she is the Director of Midwifery for Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center, which she designed and opened in 2019.


Sarah dumas, CNM

Sarah is the clinical director of Women's Birth and Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She has served as the North Carolina ACNM Secretary and North Carolina ACNM Out-of-Hospital committee chair.  Sarah is currently working to establish birth center regulations in North Carolina.  She is a second-generation midwife and mother of three little boys.

Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM

Amy Johnson-Grass, ND, LN, LM, CPM

Amy is the owner and director of Health Foundations Birth Center + Women's Health Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a midwife, naturopathic doctor and licensed nutritionist.  She was the first birth center in the Twin Cities and built the idea of birth centers in Minnesota starting with being instrumental in passing legislation to license birth centers in 2010.

Brianna Honea

Brianna (Honea) Bennett, MBA

Brianna is an expert in birth center administration and an experienced non-profit medical manager.  As the business director of the Women's Birth & Wellness Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she has helped the center grow and expand its services to serve over 3500 clients. Most recently, she launched the Women's Birth & Wellness Boutique which offers healthy and environmentally friendly products for mom and baby.  Brianna serves on the Board of Trustees of the AABC Foundation.

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