Board of Directors

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Sarah Sexton
President

Midwife/EMT

I am passionate about helping moms and babies everywhere experience safe and joyful births! Whether it is through the homebirth midwifery I have engaged in with families in the Northwest United States for 4 years, or through teaching and working with maternal healthcare providers worldwide, I hope that I am leaving families and communities feeling empowered. I studied International Rescue & Relief in college and added midwifery training while living in the Philippines for 3 years working at a birth center, and have been involved in disaster relief and international medical care for the last 14 years. I have volunteered in trainings with PRN for a number of years now, in many of our African locations. In January 2021 I moved long-term to the country of Chad working as a midwife in a rural community and beginning a non-profit to aid in humanitarian needs. I look forward to continuing to engage with our board internationally in 2022!

Maren Lee
Vice President

Bio coming soon.

Kim McQuoid, MSN CNM/FNP
Secretary

My work with women and their families had spanned 38 years. My love and dedication in promoting health and wellness to women and their families has taken me from rural communities in southern Illinois to the Appalachian mountain of eastern Kentucky, to the heart of Navajo country, to the rural areas of Oregon and to Bangladesh and India. 

   In this life work,  I have gotten so much from the women that I serve. In the gentle touch and exchange of human energy, my soul has been enriched and deepened. Whether teaching helping babies breath, helping mother survive and preeclampsia or being a woman’s midwife throughout her pregnancy and birth or bringing awareness to violence against women and girls or through changing bylaws in hospitals to recognize nurse midwives are independent practitioners with full admitting privileges, it is clear that the health of mothers and her families come first. 

  In my down time, I love to run, hike, garden and spend time with my life partner Mark and my son Ian.​

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James Hulse, PhD, RT 
Equipment Manager

James Hulse (Jim) loves his wife, loves to garden, loves to work, loves God and is very proud to be associated with other people who make the Perinatal Rescue Network effective. Jim currently works as a respiratory therapist for Asante Ashland Community Hospital where he attends Cesarean Sections and under-water deliveries. He also works as an online graduate level faculty member for courses in Allied Health through Oregon Institute of Technology.  Jim recently retired from teaching respiratory therapy full time for Oregon Institute of Technology where he loved to organize laboratory simulations involving neonatal resuscitation, CPAP, Neonatal Mechanical Ventilation and transports. Jim served as a research mentor for three nurses working on their graduate degrees in International Development and Administration. Jim Holds a PhD in Leadership and a Masters of Public Health. He holds the Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist credential through the National Board for Respiratory Care. He is a Neonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor and a Master Trainer in Helping Babies Breathe, Essential Care for Every Baby and Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth.  Jim has traveled to provide workshops Nigeria, Rwanda and in North Vietnam.  He is a current peer reviewer for the journal Respiratory Care and has published two editorials related to the care of newborns in that journal. Jim desires to collaborate with midwives, birth attendants, nurses, respiratory therapists, doctors and others to provide high quality education that has been demonstrated to reduce the number of babies and mothers that die around the world.       

Kristin Crosby
Board Member

Bio coming soon.

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Lisa Cordova, FNP, MIDA, RN
Board Member

Family Nurse Practitioner at Adventist Health Feather River Clinic, Paradise, CA

 

My interest in PRN, specifically, I enjoy meeting other health care workers and women’s health advocates from various parts of the world. It has been a pleasure to be a part in the founding team of PRN and to work closely with our country directors in Nigeria and Ghana

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Emily Spores
Board Member

Emily Spores, Licensed Midwife, IBCLC

Learning about the maternal and infant mortality crisis that so much of the world is facing pushed me into pursuing midwifery. I spent two years in the Philippines volunteering at a birth center while doing my midwifery training, worked stateside for about 4 years as a midwife, and am preparing to move long-term overseas to work with refugees. I have taught reproductive anatomy and women’s health teachings locally and in communities around the world. I believe education is so important and I am excited to be a part of PRN, to support and provide education for local birth attendants that will impact individuals and communities around the world. 

Beth DeFrance
Board Member

Bio coming soon.

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Joyce Vogel
Board Member

I’ve been a midwife for over 16 years in a small town in North West Montana. I love traveling and teaching “Helping Babies Breathe” and other midwifery subjects whenever I get a chance. I’m a mother to 11 children and Grandma to 20. I love to garden, cook and I’m involved in my church with several ministries.

Kelsey Zuppan
Board Member

Hey there! I love traveling, by foot to the top of mountains or by moto to remote villages across the globe. I have a passion for people, mountains, and international humanitarian work. I am an ER nurse by trade, and since connecting with Perinatal Rescue Network have been delighted to collaborate in neonatal and maternal health education in seveal developing countries. I am a huge fan of the Helping Babies Breathe program. It is simple, practical, requires minimal resources, and makes a huge difference in a newborn's chance at life! I look forward to the continued adventures of improving health and wellness across the globe. Cheers!

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Kyeremeh Samuel Kwaku 
Program Director for Ghana

I am proud and honored to be part of an organization that uses simple equipment to train and equip birth attendants at all levels to prevent maternal and infant mortality and morbidity across the globe.

Samson (Chief) Popoola 
Program Director for Nigeria.

Provost, College of Health Technology in Nigeria

I am happy to partner with PRN because they educate and advocate for safe motherhood and improving the safe delivery of babies. I am interested in helping the developing countries to reduce maternal mortality through capacity building and provision of essential equipment and supplies for training and care.