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The Team

Board Members

Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM

President, Co-founder

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, 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 Russ, MS

Executive Director

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, CNM, MS, FACNM

Board Member

Ebony Marcelle is the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope/Family Health and Birth Center.

Chanel Porchia-Albert

Chanel Porchia-Albert

Board Member

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 Feinstein, PHD

Board Member

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

Eugene Declercq, Phd

Board Member

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

Tia Tilson

Treasurer

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 D'Alton, MD

Board Member

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

Charles Johnson

Board Member

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, PhD

Board Member

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

Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN

Marketing Director

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.

Lewis Booth

Lewis Booth

Rally Project Manager

Katie Breen, MPH

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, 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

YULIYA LABKO, CNM

Policy and Advocacy Director

Crowell & mooring, llp

Crowell & mooring, llp

Legal Counsel and Government Relations