MANA Board

Restructuring of the MANA Board was ratified by the membership at the Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM in October 2015 by approval of by-law amendments. Here are job descriptions for positions on the skills-based board, and your new MANA Board after the 2017 elections.

Vicki Hedley, CPM, CM

Vicki Hedley, CPM, CM, MA

MANA President, Treasurer

Vicki is the mother to five children and two grandchildren born into her hands. She has been attending births since 1996, first as a doula, doula trainer, and childbirth educator and since 2008 as a CPM when she graduated from the National College of Midwifery. In 2010 she also became a CM.

Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM

MANA Vice President

Sarita has listened to women’s stories all her life – stories about love and birth and healing and death. She grew up in a rural mountain culture that valued self-reliance and in which home birth was the norm.

Dr. Nadia English-Williams ND

MANA Secretary

Dr. Nadia English-Williams is a passionate physician and midwife dedicated to educating her patients on the myriad ways in which they can achieve optimal health.

Claudia Breglia CPM LM

Claudia Breglia CPM LM

Director of Organizational Development

When Claudia began her apprentice training in 1989, a common slogan was: "Midwives, changing the world one baby at a time." She was much too impatient for that. Her long history of midwifery activism began almost simultaneously with her first practice on the Tennessee Kentucky border in 1993.

Colleen Donovan-Batson, CNM, MS

Colleen Donovan-Batson, CNM, MS

Director of Health Policy and Advocacy
ICM section Chair

Colleen is a certified nurse midwife/women’s health nurse practitioner and midwifery activist with 25 years of maternal-child healthcare experience in home, hospital, and birth center settings, both nationally and internationally.

Nicole White, CPM

Nicole White, CPM

MANA Director of States' Advocacy
Director- Division of Access and Equity

Nicole Marie White is a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and activist. For more than a decade, Nicole has caught babies in a variety of settings, in various cities, and in several languages around the world.

Jaqxun Darlin, CPM, LDM

Director of Professional Development

I am a midwife and educator at Every Body Midwifery and Health, a midwife at Canyon Medical Center, and the Director of Professional Development for the Midwives Alliance of North America. I came to midwifery from my background in community health work, education, and health equity activism.

 

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