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Board of Directors

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Laura Maxson, LM, CPM
Executive Director
Laura Maxson has been the director of Birth Network since 1998. She first became an advocate in the early '80s after experiencing a lack of information and choice around birth and breastfeeding. The mother of three grown children, Laura has worked with women as a breastfeeding counselor, childbirth educator, doula, and homebirth midwife. She has written the Birth Matters column in Growing up in Santa Cruz since 2000 and is currently providing in-home lactation support.
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Megan Bunch, BD(DONA), CBE
Megan Bunch has been serving expectant parents since 2001 as a birth doula, prenatal yoga instructor and childbirth educator. She enjoys helping families navigate the variety of options available to them as they prepare and experience birth and new parenting. Megan joined the Birth Network Board in 2005 to help connect local families to the numerous resources available to them in and around Santa Cruz County.
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Sabine Omvik, BA, CD (Heart & Hands)
Sabine's passion for the caring and supportive childbirth process dates back to her own birth experiences in the mid-90's. The support and care she received through pregnancy, labor & delivery inspired her to help others and pursue this loving line of work. She received her Doula certification through DONA in 2000 and was recertified with Heart & Hands in 2008. She provides birth and postpartum doula services, breast feeding consultation, teaches prenatal yoga and serves on the board of the Santa Cruz Birth Network. As a native of Germany, who has lived half her life in the US, she is particularly sensitive to the cross cultural influences and opinions many women can encounter during their birth journey. Every birth is unique and can benefit from the personalized support of a Doula.
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Kymm Ann Wallin, CD, CMP
Kymm Ann has served women and families in the childbearing year since 1996, working as a doula, massage therapist, midwife assistant, and a volunteer activist. Kymm Ann feels blessed to have been pregnant and birthed in the Santa Cruz birth community where we have many options for care. She realizes that it is the grassroots work of many that helps ensure these choices are available to women, hence she serves as a board member with Birth Network of Santa Cruz County.
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