Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Ginger Breedlove is the President of the March for Moms Board and is a past president of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Presently, she owns a consulting company, Grow Midwives, LLC.
Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG
Vice President, Co-founder
Neel Shah is the Vice-President of the March for Moms Board. Neel is a father, OB/GYN, professor at Harvard University, and the founder of Costs of Care.
Laneceya Russ, MS
Laneceya began her professional career at Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR®) located in Baton Rouge, LA in 2013. In her last role as Advocacy Director, Laneceya…
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Laneceya began her professional career at Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (STAR®) located in Baton Rouge, LA in 2013. In her last role as Advocacy Director, Laneceya oversaw the Advocacy program in the capital area and provided direct services to sexual trauma survivors and their families for over 5 years. Laneceya has worked closely with hospital systems, criminal justice professionals, community-based organizations, and local and state officials to train, raise awareness and advocate for the needs of sexual trauma survivors throughout her time at STAR®. Laneceya is excited to carry over that experience into her new role as executive director at March for Moms. Laneceya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University and a Master of Science degree in Communication focused in Organizational Communication from University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Laneceya is passionate about serving her community and volunteers at the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition as a mentor and participates in the Community Advisory Board for Open Health Care Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center. Laneceya was recently appointed to the Louisiana State Crime Victims Reparations Board in 2020.
Laneceya is excited to work with other maternal and reproductive health organizations in the fight advocating for improvements and equal access to care for birthing people in this country.
Ebony Marcelle, CNM, MS, FACNM
Ebony Marcelle is the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope/Family Health and Birth Center.
Chanel Porchia-Albert is the founder of Ancient Song Doula Services, and a Certified Full Spectrum Doula. She is a maternal mortality advocate.
Angelina Spicer is a comedian, producer, mother, and accidental activist. Spicer became an outspoken advocate for maternal mental health after her diagnosis of postpartum depression. Spicer led the advocacy efforts that led to the passage of three new laws supporting families during the postpartum period. She now leads a nationwide initiative for similar legislation on Capitol Hill.
Eugene Declercq, Phd
Gene Declercq combines formal training in political science with almost 20 years of experience as a certified childbirth educator to examine policy and practice related to childbirth in the US and abroad.
Tia Tilson is the Treasurer of the March for Moms Board and is Vice President of Development for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. Ms. Tilson has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising in higher education, hospitals, and global health.
Mary D'Alton, MD
Mary E. D’Alton, MD, is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and is Director of Services at the Sloane Hospital for Women at NewYork-Presbyterian.
Charles Johnson is a father and husband of the late Kira Dixon Johnson, who tragically lost her life after a c-section. Charles is a maternal health advocate and founder of 4Kira4Moms.
Jamila Taylor, PhD
Jamila Taylor is the Director of Health Care Reform and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, where she leads TCF’s work to build on the Affordable Care Act and develop…
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Jamila Taylor is the Director of Health Care Reform and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, where she leads TCF’s work to build on the Affordable Care Act and develop the next generation of health reform to achieve high-quality, affordable, and universal coverage in America. A renowned women’s health expert, Taylor also works on issues related to reproductive rights and justice, focusing on the structural barriers to access to health care, racial and gender disparities in health outcomes, and the intersections between health care and economic justice.
National Team Members
Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is the Head of Nursing Programs at Pomelo Care, a virtual maternity care program that supplements traditional pregnancy care with unlimited, customized support.
Event Project Manager
Lewis Booth is a project manager for an MSP in Kansas City and helps navigate projects in the medical field on a daily basis. Lewis graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Project Management. Lewis has been serving as March for Mom’s event project manager since 2017.
Katie Breen, MPH
Katie Breen is the Director of Program Management and Evaluation for the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative. She is the founder and host of The Femtastic Podcast, where she features expert interviews on issues of gender equality, social justice, and reproductive health. Katie has a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
YULIYA LABKO, CNM
Policy and Advocacy Director
Yuliya Labko, MSN, CNM is a certified nurse midwife at Abington- Jefferson Health where she provides full scope midwifery care to families. She is a One Young World Ambassador, current Health Equity Academy Transformational Fellow at Families USA, and runs a mentoring program for students and new midwives within the American College of Nurse Midwives. Yuliya holds a BSN and MSN from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Post Master’s Certificate in Midwifery from Shenandoah University.
MPH Maternal Health Intern-Tulane University
Adrian Jones is the Program Manager for Community Health Improvement in UW Health’s Office of Population Health. As a Program Manager, Adrian is responsible for managing multiple initiatives that
bridge the gap between clinical care and community-based efforts.
Adrian holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Gender & Women’s Studies and Afro-American Studies with an emphasis in sexuality education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is
currently completing her Master’s in Public Health with Tulane University.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Mya Prean is a Serve Louisiana member serving with March For Moms throughout the 2022-2023 Americorp service term. She is a Louisiana native and attended Louisiana State University studying English with a concentration in writing, rhetoric, and culture. She also has a background in architectural design and history. Mya is very passionate about advocating for human rights and acting as a conduit for change.