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Shirdell Mattox

Director of Operations

Ithaca, NY

(360) 466-2080 ext. 2

Amari Fauna

Director of Accreditation

Halfway, OR

(360) 466-2080 ext. 3

Education: 2006, BA, Sociology, University of Maine, Orono, ME; 2016, Certificate of Death Midwifery, Final Passages, Sebastopol, CA

Professional Activities: Before coming to MEAC, Amari worked at a MEAC Member School in a number of roles, where she coordinated institutional accreditation efforts, state degree authorizations, federal compliance with Title IV programs, and oversaw institutional processes such as policy and procedures, publication of student handbooks, and coordination of disability services. Amari also has experience in outreach education, childrens services, behavioral health, assisted living, and end-of-life care. Amari was a MEAC Accreditation Coordinator prior to becoming the Director of Accreditation. She lives and works on a small draft-horse powered farm in the historical, unceded, and stolen territories of the Nimiipuu, Umatilla, Cayuse, and Western Shoshone peoples (among others).

Jessica Baynes

CEU Coordinator

Chesapeake, VA

(360) 466-2080 ext. 1

Education: Certificate in Midwifery from Florida School for Traditional Midwifery (2013), Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC (2007), Licensed Midwife by Virginia Licensed Midwife of Board of Medicine, Certified Professional Midwife (NARM Certification)
Professional Activities: Jessica worked at the Birth Cottage Midwifery in Tallahassee, FL where her responsibilities included all aspects of Midwifery including prenatal, laboring, birthing, postpartum and well woman; and newborn care and exam. She facilitated over 40 vaginal births under the supervision of a Licensed Midwife and counseled over 60 families on pregnancy, well-being, dietary, child birth and breast feeding.

Marissa Delgado Ohoyo

Accreditation Coordinator

Tukwila, WA

(360) 466-2080 ext. 4

Education: 2000, BS., Biological Science and Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; 2003, Certificate in Midwifery, Seattle Midwifery School, Seattle, WA
Professional Activities: Marissa worked as a midwife, birth assistant and doula before beginning to work at a MEAC Member School. As a MEAC school administrator for over 13 years, they served in various roles including Clinical Coordinator and Program Supervisor. From 2015-2017 they volunteered as an ARC member for MEAC. They live with their spouse stewarding land on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Duwamish Coast Salish people.