Mary Lawlor, CPM, LM, has been in homebirth practice in southern New England since 1981, and opened the Monadnock Birth Center in NH in 2007. She participated in the successful initiative to license CPMs in her home state of Vermont in 2000, and has served as an Adviser to the VT Office of Professional Regulation since 2002, helping to oversee the practice of midwifery in the state. In 2000 she helped to found the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives, and served as President from 2003 until 2013. Mary served as a part-time Policy Advisor to NACPM for two years before being hired full-time as NACPM’s first Executive Director in January 2013, a position she currently holds.
Adriana Elliot is a NH Certified Family Mediator and a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Social Work. She is co-founder of the Joymoves Dance Collective and facilitates the Monadnock Initiative for Restorative Justice. As a home birth daughter and mother, she is a strong supporter of birth choice for all women.