PENNY SIMKIN, PT, is a physical therapist who has specialized in childbirth education since1968. She estimates she has prepared over 12,000 women, couples, and siblings for childbirth. Find out more about Penny at her website: www.pennysimkin.com.
NICETTE JUKELEVICS, MA, ICCE is a childbirth educator, researcher and author of Understanding the Dangers of Cesarean Birth: Making Informed Decisions http://www.dangersofcesareanbirth.com/. She also publishes www.vbac.com.
Dr. Jill Diana Chasse
Doctor of Public Health
DR. JILL DIANA CHASSE is an author and health consultant specializing in maternal/perinatal mental health and wellness. She has been working with the mother-baby dyad in birth and psychology for over 20 years.
Co-founder, Beyond Halal
KRYSTINA FRIEDLANDER is a childbirth doula, HypnoBirthing instructor, andherbalist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, and an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Tulane University.
Kate Van Wagner
KATE VAN WAGNER is a transformative social worker, union organizer, and doula living in Burlington, Vermont. She is interested in the social and economic justice implications of birth work.
ANDREA LAWRENCE is an associate professor in the School of Education, Teaching and Health at American University.
Pamela S. Nadell
PAMELA S. NADELL holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History and is Chair of the Department of History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program.
JUDD DELOSS provides assistance and advice on legal issues relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He has been a Managing Attorney at Popovits & Robinson since 2012 and has been practicing health law since 1995.