We are inviting members to attend our board meetings from 7:30pm-8:00pm on the first Thursday of every month. Each meeting provides the opportunity for member comments, concerns, feedback, and input. We welcome your input and feeback! To join: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/720309693 . You can also dial in using your phone:

United States: +1 (872) 240-3212     Access Code: 720-309-693

Chair

Crystal Ogle LM, CPM

My name is Crystal Ogle and I am excited to be your Chair of the Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery. I have been a WARM professional member since 2014 and have a unique home birth practice on Whidbey Island. I love teaching, learning from and supporting student midwives. For years I worked as faculty and staff at the Midwives College of Utah. A midwife of color myself, I support social justice and am a health disparity activist. I support the Rainier Valley Community Clinic, where I sat on it’s Board, the South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation, for many years. I share my life with my husband, three kids (one who is off on her own) and two dogs. We love to hike and explore our region, including it’s many beaches. My family loves to travel, especially taking road trips, we love board games and we value family tradition, hosting festive family gatherings frequently.

President

Carol Gautschi LM, CPM

Carol Gautschi CPM LM has served as a Classical Homebirth Midwife since 1978. She’s an international speaker and gentle birth advocate, currently serving as chair of Birth Matters (a homebirth awareness and advocacy collective) and president and founding member of W.A.R.M. (Washington Alliance for Responsible Midwifery). She teaches and practices Classical Midwifery, a philosophy which incorporates empirical, traditional ways of preparing women for birth. She acknowledges and respects the spirit, soul and body of mamababies during the profound process of pregnancy and birth. Holism at its best! Other passions she promotes and advocates is preserving the significance of the microbiome and the goals for the autonomy of Midwifery and Organic Homebirth.

Her website is: http://gentlebirths.net

Carol is the mother of seven blessings and grand to twelve, She has been married to Paul Gautschi of backtoedenfilm.com fame, since 1974. She lives and works as a midwife and mentor on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, Washington State.

Secretary

Eudine Stevens LM, CPM

My name is Eudine Stevens, I am looking forward to continuing serving on the WARM board this next year. I served as Treasurer 2016-2019, prior to that I was a WARM board member from 2013-2016, serving both as a student member followed by LM. I have a small home practice based out of Yakima, WA. 

I am a mother of 4 children, one currently lives at home. My husband and I like working on our house, fixing it up. I enjoying vegetable gardening, sewing (especially quilts), Toastmasters, traveling with my family, and teaching. I enjoy teaching the integration of advanced massage therapy skills into midwiferyand seeing immediate results.

Treasurer

Janelle Weishaar LM, CPM

Bio coming soon!

Board Member

Marie Wakefield ND, LM

Midwifery has truly been a calling in my life. I feel blessed to love what I do for “work”, although it is really about serving families during a very special time in their lives. I attended Bastyr University and graduated with degrees in Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery.  My practice began in 2007, after I had taken some time off after graduation to have my children (both were born at home in my bath tub). Since I had two young kids at home, I chose to focus on midwifery.  I have wonderful family support and now a business partner and am so happy to be on this journey. My practice is Natural Beginnings Midwifery Care and we serve clients in Pierce county and surrounding areas. 

Board Member

Joella Folk DC, LM

Bio coming soon!

Board Member

Elaine Arnold LM, CPM

Bio coming soon! 

Board Member

Mallorie Kirsch LM, CPM

Bio coming soon! 

Board Member

Cassandra Aho CPM

Cassandra recently graduated from Midwives College of Utah and is the owner of Midnight Midwifery Consulting in Port Orchard, WA. Cassandra is passionate about advocating for victims and survivors of domestic violence and creating a dialogue about systemic change by providing educational lectures to health care providers about intimate partner violence and its effects on pregnant people, famlies, and communities. She was awarded the Harris-Braun Outstanding Poster Award for Research at MANACAM 2017 for research on Sharing Sexual Responsibility. 

Board Member

Shannon Mitchell LM, CPM

Bio coming soon! 

Board Member

Sarah Simmons LM, CPM

Bio coming soon!