Katie Shea Barrett is the founding Executive Director of March for Moms. She is a mom of two, a post-partum hemorrhage survivor, and brings over 15 years of leadership experience in health care policy and health system transformation.
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
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.
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.
Karen Feinstein, PHD
Karen Wolk Feinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its supporting organizations, the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI) and Health Careers Futures (HCF).
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 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
Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN, is the Nursing Director of the labor and delivery unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Rally Project Manager
Katie Breen, MPH
Technology and Communications Director
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 and womxn’s health. She has a Master of Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
YULIYA LABKO, CNM
Policy and Advocacy Director
Crowell & mooring, llp
Legal Counsel and Government Relations