Global Team

Founding Consultants

 
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Jacquelyn Aurora LM, IBCLC, MBA

Jacquelyn Aurora Ingram is a Certified Professional midwife, California licensed midwife, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and mom to home birthed twins. She is also an indigenous, full spectrum doula / trainer, and member of the global indigenous network of midwives. She holds a BA from University of Alaska Anchorage and MBA from Aspen University. Jacquelyn has worked locally and abroad, with speaking engagements, birth advocacy, and volunteering midwifery skills.

From 2014-16, Jacquelyn was the volunteer coordinator for Bumi Wadah Foundation Philippines, placing medical professional volunteers in Dulag, Leyte, a  free birth and maternity clinic. She formed Global Aurora Foundation, a small non profit to aid women and children via education, midwifery support and in kind donations to several grassroots partners around the world.

Jacquelyn is a contributing author for Mother Magazine, Twin Love Concierge, and her writing will be featured in two upcoming books: Praying Down the Stars, a midwife anthology and the Modern Woman’s guide to Natural Birth, available early 2019. She is also co-creator, along with Robin Lim, CPM, of a disaster skills training course for medical professionals.

Jacquelyn specializes in fertility, breastfeeding, pregnancy and postpartum support for multiples and advocates for people to have the family building experience they desire. She is passionate about informed consent, birth choices, midwifery and unification amongst all care providers, so that safe, dignified, empowering births are a human right for everyone, everywhere.

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Erin Ryan LM, CPM, MPH

Erin Ryan is a licensed midwife, Certified Professional Midwife and has her master in public health. She brings her 18 years experience as a midwife to her global public health projects in both domestic and international as well as private and governmental sectors. After Erin spent 2 years as the International Midwife Program Director for Bumi Sehat in Bali, Indonesia, she pursed a master in public health from the University of California at Berkeley.  She initiated and implemented the Midwife to Midwife program piloted in Morocco and has consulted on numerous international projects.

Drawing on a background in clinical midwifery, she specializes in maternal and newborn health care system strengthening, with a focus on quality service delivery, capacity building on safe motherhood, respectful care and safe delivery. Erin is experienced in planning, implementing and evaluating comprehensive perinatal care, including postpartum family planning. She has an extensive aptitude to quickly adjust in varied socioeconomic settings to reduce maternal and infant mortality.

In addition to her international work, Erin has experience in teaching adults in person and online as well as train-the-trainer programs. She is an experienced strategic planner and manager of all aspects of trainings, workshops and online learning, including webinars.

Erin is passionate about empowering women and developing effective capacity building by employing appropriate use of technology and innovation in a culturally respectful practice.


Associate Consultants

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Lauri Hughes CPM, RM, CLC

Lauri is a healthcare provider in the field of maternal and neonatal health, working as a  Midwife, Certified Lactation Counselor™, and independent consultant.  She is a passionate advocate for people’s healthcare rights and serving those in need, both in the United States and abroad. Lauri has first hand experience with disaster relief, returning twice to assist the community of Dulag, Leyte, following Typhoon Yolanda. Additionally, Lauri has consulted on various international maternal healthcare projects, including 2 in Uganda, the Teso Safe Motherhood Project in Soroti and the Grace Family Health Centre in Mukono District. 

Lauri is one of the founders of Community Roots Midwife Collective in Longmont, Co. 

 

Advisors

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Kelley Khamphouxay LM

Kelley Khamphouxay, a health & gender specialist and midwife, lives and works in Laos. For the last 2 decades she lived in South East Asia and focused her work on maternal, newborn and child health, social equity, advocacy and policy development.  She has designed and launched Lao's first lactation patient education and provider training. She has worked with international NGOs and UN agencies and many branches of the Government of the Lao PDR. She holds an MSc in Gender and Development and a BA in International Relations and is a former Fulbright fellow. Fluent in both Lao and Thai languages, she lives in Vientiane.

Dr. Stuart Fischbein

Dr Stu, has focused on the ethics of respecting a woman's autonomy in decision making and reasonable, evidence supported options of selected VBAC, breech and twin vaginal birth. He has taken his skills and classes worldwide to increase women's access and improve maternal and infant outcomes. He is a highly  experienced researcher, trainer and speaker. He travels internationally upskilling and educating medical providers on emergency skills and information based choice.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1982.