Listening to Mothers II National Advisory Council



The Listening to Mothers II National Advisory Council was convened to provide guidance on the planning, implementation, and reporting of the Listening to Mothers II 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. The group met for a planning meeting and members continued to provide guidance at key points throughout the process, including development of the survey questionnaire and report. However, the Listening to Mothers II report does not necessarily reflect views of trhe individuals and groups named below. Affiliations were current when members participated in this project.

Members of the Listening to Mothers II National Advisory Council


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


Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN
The University of Connecticut, School of Nursing

Katherine Browne, MPH
National Partnership for Women and Families

Carol Bryce-Buchanan
Families and Work Institute

Kathryn Phillips Campbell, MPH
National Business Group on Health

Maureen P. Corry, MPH
Childbirth Connection

Lisa Eng, DO
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II

Joel Evans, MD
Childbirth Connection Board of Directors

Robin Field, MD
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Lynda Garrett, RN, MPH
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Ann F. Grauer, LCCE, CD (DONA), LCCE, PCD (DONA)
DONA International

Linda L. Harmon, MPH
Lamaze International

Jane Honikman, MS
Postpartum Support International

Holly Powell Kennedy, CNM, PhD, FACNM
American College of Nurse-Midwives

Danielle Laraque, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

Judith Lothian, RN, PhD, LCCE, FACCE
Lamaze International

Elan McAllister
Choices in Childbirth

Judy Meehan
National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition

Christopher Parker, PhD, MPH, MPA
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joann R. Petrini, PhD, MPH
March of Dimes

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

Carol Sakala, PhD, MSPH
Childbirth Connection

Debora Sawyer, MD
Permanente Medical Group

Kathleen Rice Simpson, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses


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