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MANA Division

Division of Research Coordinating Council

Melissa Cheyney, PhD, LM, CPM
212 Waldo Hall
Corvallis OR 97331
541-737-3895 P

Senior Advisor
Saraswathi Vedam, RM, FACNM, MSN, Sci D (h.c.)

Director of Data Collection
Bruce Ackerman

Director of Research Education
Courtney Everson, BA, MA, PhDc

Database Development Coordinator
Ellen Harris-Braun, CPM, BA

Director of Social Media
Wendy Gordon, CPM, LM, MPH

Director of Data Quality
Marit Bovbjerg, PhD, MS

Midwives Alliance Board Liaison to the DOR Coordinating Committee
Geradine Simkins, DEM, CNM, MSN

Contact Information:; to join the Division and for general information; for the MANA Statistics Project
or write to:
   MANA Statistics Project
    PO Box 6310
    Charlottesville VA 22906

For more information on the MANA Division of Research, click the Research tab.

MANA Committees

Justine Clegg
5708 SW 69 Ave
Miami FL 33143
305-310-4507 E

Ann Geisler
P.O. Box 568428
Orlando FL 32856
888-985-3542 (phone) E

Position Open

Midwifery Education and Advocacy
Carol Nelson
327 Evergreen Dr
Summertown TN 38483
931-964-2589 C

Michelle Welborn
2233 Larkin St #5 (6)
San Francisco CA 94109
415-902-6987 P

Public Relations
Position Open

Colleen Donovan-Batson
PO Box 1001
Colville WA 99114
509-690-0228 (cell) P
509-684-5428 (office)

Social Justice
Marinah V. Farrell
170 South Ash Ave
Tempe AZ 85281
480-528-1689 M