• Rich Goidel

    Rich is a strategic and graphic facilitator with extensive credits in marketing, technology and media.

    • Founder and principal of Dangerous Kitchen, a strategic facilitation company
    • Facilitator and consultant to Atlanta’s midwife and doula community
    • Experienced strategist, researcher and consultant in medical marketing
    • Business roles have included CEO, COO, Technical Director, Creative Director, Interactive Director, Brand Strategist, Account Director and Executive Producer
    • Masters degree in production from the University of Miami, FL
    • Married to a doula and proud father of two wonderful children caught by midwives.
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  • Anjli Aurora Hinman

    Anjli strongly believes in empowered childbirth, the power of having a supportive team for laboring women and ensuring the best health of every child through excellent prenatal care.

    • Co-founder and Executive Director of Atlanta Birth Center
    • Trained/worked at several Atlanta area hospitals including Emory Midtown Hospital, Northside Hospital, North Fulton Regional Hospital, and Atlanta Medical Center.
    • Holds a BS from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University, Boston, MA; and MS in Family Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery from Emory University (Summa Cum Laude), Atlanta, GA
    • Institute of Medicine Committee Member 2009- 2010 on the Future of Nursing
    • Welcomed her baby boy in 2014 at home supported by her wonderful husband, mother, sister, midwives, and doula, and with the same wonderful team welcomed her twin daughters in 2018.
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  • Paul K. Nieminen

    Paul is an experienced leader of transformational change at the individual, organizational, and community levels.

    • Director of Organizational Development at UPS, working globally for 19 years.
    • Qualitative Researcher, Social Scientist, and Ethnographer completing all coursework for a Ph.D. in Human Resources Development.
    • Active leadership delegate, trusted servant, and facilitator within recovery, counseling, and spiritual communities.
    • Strong advocate for fatherhood and father’s rights providing a community for peer to peer support.
    • Father of two brilliant and empowered young women who were both born practicing conscious birthing and with the assistance of a doula.
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  • Cristel Williams

    Cristel brings a breadth and depth of knowledge across nearly all aspects of comprehensive fundraising programs, grant writing, and event planning catered to advancing the well-being of communities. 

    • Current chief development officer and chief communications officer for $25 milion system at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers
    • Experienced member of executive teams honing skills in strategic thinking, planning, vision, budgeting, management, and leadership.
    • Held development specific positions at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, Hands on Atlanta, and Georgia Health Sciences University.
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  • Heba Adkins

    Heba is an enterprising and innovative healthcare business strategist with a 25+ year career in key leadership roles, earning a reputation for overcoming the challenging obstacles to growth and development impacting healthcare organizations. 

    • Led business and quality initiatives in mission-critical areas such as operational turnarounds, culture change, leadership development, technology optimization, and facilities planning.
    • A Certified Medical Practice Executive, holds an MPA, with a concentration in Healthcare Finance from New York University and a BA from Virginia Tech.
    • Enlisted to envision and execute a strategic plan to help grow Laureate Medical Group, she set the building blocks and spearheaded growth over a 14-year period, overcoming a deep economic recession to position a thriving healthcare organization for acquisition in 2012
    • Honored with Atlanta’s Top Workplace Award for 2011 and 2012
    • Consistently achieved targets for all third-party and CMS performance-based bonuses, including Meaningful Use and PQRI
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