Addressing the Drivers of Maternal Mortality


Shanna Cox Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Associate Director of Science of the Division of Reproductive Health

Eugene Declercq Boston University School of Public Health, Professor and Assistant Dean for DrPH Education in the Community Health Sciences Department; Boston University School of Medicine, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Elizabeth A. Howell Mount Sinai Health System, Director of the Icahn School of Medicine Blavatnik Family Women’s Health Research Institute  

Jennie Joseph Commonsense Childbirth Inc., Executive Director

Laurie Zephyrin


The Commonwealth Fund, Vice President of Delivery System Reform    212-606-3800



Experts and Analysts

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Columbia University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Clinical Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Peiyin Hung University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health, Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy and Management   803-777-9867

Katy B. Kozhimannil University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Associate Professor in the Division of Health Policy

Michael Lu University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Dean; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Former Director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Elliott Main California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Medical Director   650-725-6108

Kimberlee McKay Avera Health, Clinical Vice President of OB/GYN Service Line   605-322-8920

Alina Salganicoff Kaiser Family Foundation, Vice President and Director of Women’s Health Policy




Janine A. Clayton National Institutes of Health, Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health   301-402-1770

Cara V. James Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Director of the Office of Minority Health   410-786-6842

Jean Howe Indian Health Service, Chief Clinical Consultant for Obstetrics and Gynecology   505-368-7068

Laura Kavanagh Health Resources and Services Administration, Deputy Associate Administrator of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau   301-443-2170

Kamila B. Mistry Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Deputy Director of the Office of Extramural Research, Education, and Priority Populations   301-427-1012
Melanie Rouse


Virginia Department of Health, Maternal Mortality Projects Coordinator in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner   804-205-3857




Katherine Barrett March for Moms, Founding Executive Director

Robyn Begley American Organization for Nursing Leadership, Chief Executive Officer; American Hospital Association, Senior Vice President and Chief

Nursing Officer   312-422-2824

Alicia Belay March of Dimes, Director of Maternal Child and Health and Government Affairs

Jay Bhatt American Hospital Association, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer   312-422-2622

Andria Cornell Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Associate Director of Women’s and Infant Health   202-266-3043

Joia Crear-Perry National Birth Equity Collaborative, Founder and President

Jill Duncan Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Executive Director of Maternal Health Projects   617-301-4800

Shari Erickson American College of Physicians, Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Medical Practice   215-351-2400

Connie Hwang Alliance of Community Health Plans, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Innovation    202-524-7780

Amy Kohl American College of Nurse-Midwives, Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs   240-485-1806

Christi Mackie Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Chief of Community Health and Prevention   571-527-3145

Rachel Tetlow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Director of Federal Affairs   202-863-2534

Angie Truesdale Centering Healthcare Institute, Chief Executive Officer

857-284-7570 ext 103

Sara van Geertruyden


Partnership to Improve Patient Care, Executive Director