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Courtney L. Everson, Phd

Shannon Anton, CPM, LM April Kline, MSM, CPM, LMT, CST,

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Courtney: Courtney L. Everson, PhD, is a Medical Anthropologist and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Midwives College of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Everson is also the Director of Research Education for the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) Division of Research (DOR) Coordinating Council (CC); a Research Working Group (RWG) member of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH); Co-founder and Vice President of the Oregon Doula Association (ODA); an Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) member for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC); and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Australasian Professional Doula Regulatory Association (APDRA), the Oregon Doula Connection, the Association of Midwifery Educators (AME), and the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH). Dr. Everson's research and teaching specializations include: maternal-child health; human childbirth; evidence-informed practice; adolescent pregnancy and parenting; psychosocial stress; social support; doula care; midwifery care; research and clinical ethics; collaborative care models; mixed methodologies; health inequities; cultural competency/humility; social justice; and underserved populations. She actively publishes in academic forums, and is an invited, avid speaker at local, national and international venues.
Shannon Anton, CPM, LM, co-founded the National Midwifery Institute in 1996 and serves as co-director, program administrator, and instructor. An apprentice-trained midwife, she represented the grassroots California Association of Midwives’ certification model during the 1993-94 NARM Certification Task Force that created the Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) credential. Shannon served on the California Association of Midwives’ board, worked on successful California midwifery legislation during 1991-93, and with two other practicing homebirth midwives, piloted the initial Challenge Mechanism for California Midwifery Licensure (provided by Seattle Midwifery School). She holds California LM #5. Shannon serves on the board of the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), and has been the NARM Director of Accountability since 1994. She attended the Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Assessment of Birth Settings Workshop, CPM Symposium, two US MERA Workgroup meetings, the US MERA-initiated training for Direct Assessment and Competency Based Evaluation, anti-racism training for US MERA members through Embodied Herstories, and currently serves on the US MERA Equity Task Force. She is also currently an Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) member for Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC).
April Kline, MSM, CPM, LMT, CST, is a faculty member at the Midwives College of Utah (MCU), a bodyworker specializing in pregnant individuals and newborns, a Nutritional Counselor, and Chair of the Ohio NACPM Chapter. April also serves as an Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) member for the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC), and donates her services as a birth assistant with refugee families.

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