National Advisory Council

The Listening to Mothers I National Advisory Council was convened to provide guidance on the planning, implementation, and reporting of the Listening to Mothers I survey. To ensure expertise on the full range of survey topics and involvement of key organizations, the multi-disciplinary advisory group included representatives from many leading professional organizations involved with maternal and child health (see list of members below). The group met for a national planning meeting, and members continued to provide guidance at key points throughout the process, including development of the survey questionnaire, survey report, and survey recommendations (PDF).

Members of the Listening to Mothers I National Advisory Council

Eugene R. Declercq, PhD, MBA, Council Chairperson
Boston University School of Public Health

Valerie Arkoosh, MD
Society for Obstetrical Anesthesia and Perinatology

Carol Bruce, MPH, BSN
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Reproductive Health, Safe Motherhood Activity

Maureen P. Corry, MPH
Childbirth Connection (then known as Maternity Center Association)

Margaret Comerford Freda, EdD, RN, CHES, FAAN
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Ellen D. Hodnett, RN, PhD
Editor, Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Mary Keegan
Childbirth Connection Board of Directors (then known as Maternity Center Association)

Deborah Linhart, MHA
American Hospital Association

Judith Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE
Lamaze International

Debra Pascali-Bonaro, CD (DONA)
Doulas of North America and Coalition to Improve Maternity Services

Andrei Rebarber, MD
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Richard G. Roberts, MD, JD
American Academy of Family Physicians

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
Childbirth Connection (then known as Maternity Center Association)

Deborah Walker, DNSc, CNM, FNP
American College of Nurse-Midwives

Diony Young
Editor, Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care

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