Mom and Baby Action Network Leadership

The National Advisory Committee and March of Dimes support staff of the Mom and Baby Action Network lead the development and implementation of targeted strategies and measurable outcomes that propel us toward our goal of birth equity.

Co-Chairs

Wanda Barfield

Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP

Co-Chair, Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee

Director of the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Dr. Zsakeba Henderson, MD

Zsakeba Henderson, MD

Co-Chair, Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee

Senior Vice President, MCH Impact Deputy Medical Officer, MCH and NICU Innovation, March of Dimes

 

National Advisory Committee

Our National Advisory Committee is comprised of experts and thought leaders from various sectors.

Dr. Craig Andrade

Craig Andrade, RN, MPH, DrPH

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Associate Dean of Practice, Director of The Activist Lab, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Acting Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice and Interim Chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University’s School of Public Health (SPH)

Monica Beltran

Monica Beltran, MPH, CPH

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Hannah Bergbower, MSN, MPH, CNM, WHNP-BC

Hannah Bergbower, MSN, MPH, CNM, WHNP-BC

Co-Chair of the Increase Access to Quality Health Care Working Group

Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia
 

DR. ANDREA J. BOUDREAUX, PSY.D., MPH, FACHE

Andrea J. Boudreaux, Psy.D., MPH, FACHE

Co-Chair of the Increase Access to Quality Health Care Working Group

Medical Psychologist & Health Equity Leader, Fellow at the American College of Healthcare Executives

Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA

Cheryl Clark, DrPH, RHIA

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Associate Director of Equity, Epidemiology, and Evaluation at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP)

Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD

Fleda Mask Jackson, PhD

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

President and CEO, MAJAICA, LLC, a national research firm and think tank

Dr. Arthur R. James

Arthur R. James, MD, FACOG

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Retired Obstetrician, Gynecologist, and Pediatrician, currently consulting for a number of large-scale maternal and child health initiatives. 

Sue Kendig

Susan Kendig, JD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Co-Chair of the Promote Environmental Justice Working Group

Women’s Health Integration Specialist, SSM Health Maternal Services, St. Louis, MO, and Director of Policy for the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH).

 Vanessa Lee, MPH

Vanessa Lee, MPH

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Infant Mortality CoIIN Coordinator, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Tam Lutz, MPH, MHA, CPST

Tam Lutz, MPH, MHA, CPST

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Lummi Tribal member with ancestral ties to the Quinault, Nooksack, Skagit, Chinook, Cowlitz, Snoqualmie, Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes; Research Project Director, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB)

 Andrea Palmer, MPA, MBA

Andrea Palmer, MPA, MBA

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Program Manager, JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation’s Children’s Initiative

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, FACOG

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

National Board of Directors, National Hispanic Medical Association

 Bina Patel Shrimali, DrPH

Bina Patel Shrimali, DrPH

Mom and Baby Action Network National Advisory Committee Member

Research Manager, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

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Jonathan Webb, MBA, MPH

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

Chief Executive Office, Association of Women’s Health and Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN)

Profile Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPH

Kaprice Welsh, CNM, MSN, MPH

Co-Chair for the Dismantle Racism and Address Unequal Treatment Working Group

Clinical Liaison, Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Skye Wheeler

Skye Wheeler

Co-Chair of the Promote Environmental Justice Working Group

Senior Researcher, Women’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch

Staff

March of Dimes staff manage the day-to-day operations of the Mom and Baby Action Network.

Jordana Frost, DrPH, MPH, CPH, CD(DONA) serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships at March of Dimes and is the staff lead for the Mom and Baby Action Network.

Brittney Palmer, MPH serves as Program Manager for the Mom and Baby Action Network.

Kim Parker, MSPH, MSW serves as Vice President of Community Engagement and Action at March of Dimes. She oversees the staff lead of the Mom and Baby Action Network.

Kasey Rivas, MPH serves as Program Manager for the Mom and Baby Action Network.

Kirsten Zook serves as Program Coordinator for the Mom and Baby Action Network.

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Every family can have the best possible start. But today, too many moms and babies are dying or experiencing serious health complications related to childbirth--and far too many are moms and babies of color. Only by working together can we confront inequities and ensure the health and wellbeing of every family.

 

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