Cutivating Trust In Birth. Supporting Informed Choices.
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Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot, MPH, CHES, ICCE, CLE, CBA is a Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Birth Assistant, Midwife Assistant, Certified Lactation Educator, and Certified Health Education Specialist with a Masters in Public Health in Health Education and Promotion/Maternal-Child Health and over 20 years experience educating and supporting expectant parents to make informed choices in childbirth and to have safe, satisfying and empowered births.
Cordelia is the founder and Executive Director of The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health (AWMNH) a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, California. The Association of Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health focuses on the intersection of public health and midwifery to address healthcare disparities and to engender a more equitable maternity care system for all women and infants.
Cordelia is also a Course Leader and Curriculum Developer and has developed and leads several training programs for health and social service providers.
Cordelia is also available for media consulting for screenwriters and directors and presentations on Television, Internet, and Radio on issues pertaining to childbirth, maternal-infant health disparities, midwifery, doula support, and more.
Masters in Public Health, Health Education and Promotion/Maternal-Child Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Dance, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1986
Certificate, Sage Femme School of Midwifery, Encinitas, California, 1994
2010-Present- Executive Director, The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health, Los Angeles, CA
2011-2012 - Community Services Representative III, Pasadena Public Health Department, Maternal-Child and Adolescent Health Outreach Program, Pasadena, CA
2010 - Case Manager Supervisor/Health Educator, St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Heart of the City and Harbor Cooridor Best Babies Collaborative, South Los Angeles,CA
2002-2009 - Community Services Representative III, Pasadena Public Health Department, Black Infant Health Program, Pasadena, CA
1999-2000 - Midwifery Intern, Hollywood Birth Center, Hollywood, CA
1994-2010 - Midwifery Intern & Assistant, Bethany Midwifery, Orange, CA
1991-2013 - Midwife Assistant, Childbirth at Home- A Labor of Love, Los Angeles, CA
1997-2002 - Childbirth Educator, Westside Family Health Center, Santa Monica, CA
Presentations & Courses Taught
The Role of the Doula on the Maternity Care Team (with Khefri Riley),Presentation to Obstetric and Gynecology Residents, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA (September, 2016)
Human Rights in Childbirth U.S. Summit, Birthing Justice Forum, California Endowment Center, Los Angeles, CA (May, 2016)
Perinatal Support Specialist Training, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation's Promatora de Salud/Community Health Promoter Training, Los Angeles, CA,(April-May, 2016)
The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative, Mother-Friendly Childbirth Symposium, California Endowment Center, Los Angeles, CA (May, 2015)
Perinatal Support Specialist Training, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation's Promatora de Salud/Community Health Promoter Training, Los Angeles, CA (May-June, 2015)
Birth Doula Training, The Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators (ALACE), California
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and Certification Program, Pasadena Public Health Department, Pasadena, California (1-2 times annually for 7 years).
College Course Lectures
CONTACT CORDELIA TO BOOK PRESENTATATION
P.O. Box 50630, Los Angeles, CA 90050 Phone: (323) 222-2112 Cell: (323) 631-7990
Email: cordelia.cheruiyot <AT>gmail.com