Cari Caldwell is a homebirth mother, entrepreneur, business leadership consultant and facilitator. She has been midwifing leaders and organizations across public and private sectors in over 10 countries for 15 years, and is a co-founder of BeBirthwise and Birthwise Consulting. She was a director of London-based Future Considerations leadership consultancy for 11 years and is currently a Fellow with the organization, following a 5 year career with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has been working with NACPM since 2010 as a coach and consultant and currently lives in Colorado with her two boys.
Shirley McAlpine is an entrepreneur, facilitator, an accredited Executive Coach and Consultant, with 23 years’ experience working across sectors in UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and US. She is co-producer/director of the Birthwise DVD/App and co-founder of BeBirthwise and Birthwise Consulting. She has been working with NACPM since 2010. Previously a Board member of the Fawcett Society in UK, working for women’s equality and raising awareness of breast cancer amongst black women. She has also delivered large group transformational seminars. She now resides in Chicago, with her husband Dan and two children.
Jo Anne Myers-Ciecko, MPH, had her first baby at home in 1976 and has been a staunch advocate for childbearing women, the midwifery model of care and the recognition of midwifery in state and national policy ever since. She was director of Seattle Midwifery School for more than 20 years, where she also taught a series of courses in midwifery history, professionalization, ethics, law, health policy and business. She was a founding member of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council and served as Executive Director from 2008 to 2012. She advises and provides consulting services to a number of midwifery organizations.