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Oficina central de la ICM - Consejera Principal sobre Partería
Ann Yates es una matrona neozelandesa nombrada en 2017 como asesora principal de partería en la Confederación Internacional de Matronas. Su experiencia abarca más de 40 años y varios países en funciones clínicas y de liderazgo superior en países y comunidades de ingresos altos y bajos. Antes de su cargo actual, Ann trabajó en el ámbito clínico y como profesora de partería en Papua Nueva Guinea. Esta iniciativa de salud materna, neonatal e infantil, dirigida por el gobierno durante cuatro años, tuvo como resultado una mejora en la calidad y cantidad de parteras en Papúa Nueva Guinea. Como ex presidenta del Colegio de Matronas de Nueva Zelanda, Ann apoyó a las matronas de Papua Nueva Guinea para fortalecer la Asociación de Matronas para que representara a las matronas a nivel nacional. A Ann le apasiona la atención respetuosa de la maternidad y el acceso de todas las mujeres embarazadas al cuidado de una matrona.
Faridah Luyiga Mwanje
ICM head office - Advocacy Lead
Faridah is an advocate and communicator for sexual and reproductive health with over 15 years of experience. She has worked with a range of stakeholders across the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) continuum. Faridah has coordinated multi-country campaigns, demonstrated advocacy successes resulting in policy change, and built multi-sectorial partnerships at various levels.
As an advocate for midwives and midwifery, and the key role health workers and their associations play to improve health outcomes for women and newborns, Faridah is privileged to be working on these issues from a supply-side perspective, having initially advocated for SRMNCAH from the demand-side.
Faridah joined ICM in April 2021. Prior to her current role, she worked on advocacy and social accountability issues for SRMNCAH, supporting national alliances in Africa and Asia. She is a member of the Coalition Steering Committee of the Self-care Trailblazers Group.
Faridah holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree, a Master of Business Administration and served as a Fellow with the MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme at the School of Public Health.
ICM head office - Operational Support Coordinator
Justine joined ICM in July 2021 as Operational Support Coordinator. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Languages English & German, specialised in European and Regional Development. She has experience in project support, translation and event coordination that she gathered thanks to various roles in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. She is driven by social justice, equity and sustainability and is thrilled to be working for the ICM that strives for equal access to midwifery care around the world.
Oficina central de la ICM - Consejera sobre Partería
Martha se unió a la ICM en 2012 como Coordinadora de Proyectos y ahora trabaja como Asesora de Matronas. Actualmente se encuentra en Blantyre, Malawi, donde apoya la coordinación del Proyecto de 50.000 Feliz Cumpleaños de la ICM y coordina el Proyecto del Kit de Matronas. Es partera y tiene una maestría en Salud Reproductiva y Gestión de la Planificación Familiar. Antes de trabajar con la ICM, Martha trabajó en Malawi, Etiopía y Liberia, donde dirigió varios programas de salud maternoinfantil, incluido el fortalecimiento de los sistemas de salud.
Oficina central de la ICM - Responsable de la Comunicación
Como profesional de las comunicaciones, Molly ha trabajado en muchos sectores de marketing para organizaciones pequeñas e internacionales. Tiene un diploma en relaciones públicas del Red River College y una licenciatura en comunicaciones de la Universidad de Winnipeg. En 2019, Molly se trasladó a África Oriental para trabajar en la Asociación de Parteras de Tanzania. Desde allí, desarrolló una pasión por la defensa de las parteras y su trabajo para salvar vidas. Está encantada de formar parte de la ICM y de tener la oportunidad de promover las parteras y la partería a escala mundial.
Oficina central de la ICM - Directora general
Sally es una neozelandesa que llegó a los Países Bajos en enero de 2017 para ocupar el cargo de Directora General de la ICM. Antes de eso, tuvo una carrera de 35 años que abarcó todos los aspectos de la partería: práctica, educación, regulación, profesionalidad y política, incluyendo funciones como Presidenta del Colegio de Matronas de Nueva Zelanda, Presidenta inaugural del Consejo de Partería de Nueva Zelanda, y Jefa de Partería, Profesora de Partería y Directora de Aprendizaje y Enseñanza en el Politécnico de Otago. Sally tiene varios títulos académicos, incluido un doctorado en partería , y es autora de numerosos documentos y libros, incluida la coedición de un libro de texto sobre obstetricia de Australasia (ahora en su cuarta edición). Sally es una apasionada de las matronas y la partería y cree que las asociaciones de matronas fuertes pueden comprender los cambios que se producen en sus países para garantizar unas profesiones de partería sólidas y la continuidad de los servicios de atención a las mujeres y sus familias dirigida por matronas. En 2008 fue nombrada miembro de la Orden al Mérito de Nueva Zelandia por los servicios prestados a la partería y la salud de la mujer. Está casada con Michael Lucas, y la pareja tiene dos hijos adultos, Oscar y Félix.
Oficina central de la ICM - Asistante de la Directora general y Gerente de Gobernanza
Sigrid ha trabajado como asistente ejecutiva del Jefe Ejecutivo y Oficial de Gobierno desde octubre de 2019, pero se unió a la ICM un año antes como asistente administrativa. Es licenciada en Gestión de Recursos Humanos y también ha estudiado comunicaciones, liderazgo y estudios de género. Antes de la ICM, trabajó en apoyo de proyectos y administración en la Universidad de Uppsala y en las Fuerzas Armadas de Suecia. Sigrid es sueca pero ha disfrutado de la vida en los Países Bajos desde enero de 2018
Shree is ICM's Head or Programmes and Partnerships, she has been working with ICM since 2018. Shree has over 24 years of experience in resource mobilisation, capacity strengthening. partnership building, programme design and management across public, private and NGO sectors. Shree is an Economist by background and lives in the UK. You can access Shree's LinkedIn profile here: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/shree-mandke-a6281911
Helen joined ICM in August 2021 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and President. She is experienced in supporting executives and management teams; from managing daily administrative and operational tasks to executing strategic projects. With a background in management consultancy, marketing, and corporate development, Helen enjoys supporting leaders to make change happen.
She is passionate about ICM’s vision for a world where every childbearing woman has access to a midwife’s care, and the lifesaving impact of fully investing in midwives.
ICM Head Office - Digital Communications Lead
As a former journalist, Rebecca applies her love of language and writing to every digital campaign she develops. She is also experienced in strategic communications, public relations and media production and is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Prior to her role at ICM, Rebecca worked in communications at international organisations including the European Union, the International Criminal Court and International Baccalaureate. In her role at ICM, Rebecca enjoys having the opportunity to combine strategy, creativity and diplomacy to develop campaigns that influence policy, governance and public perception in support of women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights. Rebecca is Canadian and currently based in The Hague, the Netherlands.
ICM Head Office - Midwife Advisor - Education
Erin Ryan is an American midwife working as the Midwife Advisor for Education at the International Confederation of Midwives. For over 20 years, she has been proud to serve birthing families in the US as well as working in multiple global settings as a midwife and educational consultant. She has worked on projects in Indonesia, Philippines, Uganda, Morocco, Bangladesh and Zanzibar. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor's degree and later with a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Erin sees midwives as the community leaders who will create change one birth while at the same time being the global leaders in equality and anti-oppression.
Christabel Nachizya Mateyo
ICM Head Office - SMS Project Coordinator
ICM Head Office - Midwife Advisor - Regulation
Mandy is a UK midwife and has diverse experience as clinical midwife in hospital and community settings and in regulation, maternity safety, education, management and research. Mandy has a recognized teaching qualification and an MA in Midwifery Practice.
Mandy has worked in Nigeria and Uganda providing technical support to education and twinning programmes. Mandy’s regulatory experience includes leading the Midwifery Committee that strategically planned midwifery regulation and registration for the Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates. She has also worked as a Midwifery Adviser, Nursing and Midwifery Council, UK, where she worked on regulatory standards for the UK and Europe. Mandy is passionate about midwifery and the role of the midwife as the lead facilitator of safe and healthy pregnancy and birth for all women.
ICM Head Office - Midwife Advisor - Leadership & Association Strengthening
Liselotte is a Dutch midwife working as the Midwife Advisor for Leadership and Association Strengthening at ICM. For over ten years, she has worked in several independent midwifery practices in the Netherlands. Liselotte combines her midwifery experience and anthropological knowledge (MSc) in her work at ICM and she has a passion for working cross-culturally. She has led several twinning projects internationally, having not only seen and developed these projects, but personally experienced how to build strong professional communities through twinning. Prior to her current role at ICM, Liselotte worked as the international policy advisor for the Royal Dutch Organisation of Midwives (KNOV) in the Netherlands. During the 5 years that she worked at KNOV, she collaborated intensively with the international midwifery community which convinced her of the importance of international community building to strengthen midwives globally.
Liselotte is currently based in the Netherlands.
Nikkie Lambregts Yeaman
ICM Head Office – Senior Finance & Operations Officer
Before joining the International Confederation of Midwives, Nikkie spent almost 20 years working for a European Trade Association, where she gained valuable experience in the day-to-day management of finance, operations, governance, events and team development. As a people person who fully subscribes to the Servant Leadership model, Nikkie has been able to develop long lasting relationships during her career, through her ability to facilitate engagement and two-way communication both internally and externally across various stakeholder groups.
Nikkie is based in the Netherlands. You can find out more about Nikkie via her LinkedIn Profile - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkieyeaman/
Before joining ICM Leefke worked for different professional associations in Germany. She is experienced in membership management, administration, and project support. Leefke has a degree in Area Studies Asia Africa, International Relations and Law and Society. She enjoys working with people striving towards a society based on equity and justice. As a child of a midwife herself, Leefke could not imagine a better place to start this change than one that advocates for women’s access to reproductive health and care for mothers and their babies.
Leefke is currently based in The Hague in the Netherlands.
ICM Head Office - Project and Officer Administrator
Enith is an enthusiastic Business Administrator with over 10 years of experience in diverse aspects of administrative and financial management. Prior to her role as Project and Office Administrator, she worked for both, small and global organisations, which gave her the opportunity to learn the strategic processes of every area of an organisation.
She loves to be part of the ICM and to be able to work with an incredible talented team to enhance the reproductive health of women, their newborns and their families.
Enith is from Colombia and currently based in the Netherlands.
ICM Head Office - Events and Digital Logistics Coordinator
Bruna is an experienced publicist in digital communications, copywriting and digital marketing. As the Events and Digital Logistics Coordinator at ICM, Bruna aims to combine her passion for diversity, multiculturalism and feminism with her strategic skills to support women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights.
Bruna is based in Brazil.
ICM Head Office - Design Lead
Ky joined ICM in June 2022 as Design Lead. Ky is a graphic designer and visual communications strategist with over six years of experience at nonprofit human rights organizations. Prior to their role at ICM, Ky worked as Graphic Designer for the Tahirih Justice Center.
Ky engages with queer, feminist, and emergent strategy frameworks along with the Design Justice Principles throughout their projects, with an eye into how design can propagate narratives that drive us towards collective liberation. They are thrilled to be working with ICM to advocate for midwives at the intersection of gender, health, and economic justice.
Ky is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Political Science and Russian & East European Studies and recently received a Communications Design certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Ky is based in Dublin, Ireland.
ICM Head Office - Head of Advocacy and Communications
Daniela joined ICM as Head of Advocacy and Communications in August 2022. She has a Master’s degree in Maternal and Infant Health from the University of Dundee and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in European Studies from the University of Toronto.
Prior to her current role Daniela worked as a Reproductive Rights Programme Lead at Roda – Parents in Action in Croatia, where she worked on quality improvement and research programmes related to respectful maternity care, as well as on advocacy and human rights campaigns. She has collaborated extensively with national, regional and international-level policymakers and human rights bodies on implementing respectful maternity care, and has served on the board of the NGO Human Rights in Childbirth.
Daniela has led teams to develop innovative educational tools for parents, including two mobile apps financed by European Commission grants – Expecting (for expectant parents) and Growing (for parents of children 0-3), as well as the book Pregnant – Your Guide to the Next Twelve Months (available as a free e-book and audio book).
Daniela is based on the northern coast of Croatia, where she lives with her partner and three children.
ICM Head Office - Finance Administrator
Sheilah joined ICM in September 2022 after graduating with a Master’s in finance and accounting from the Rotterdam university of applied sciences, she did her Bachelor’s degree from Makerere University and has experience working in finance and operations as well as managing businesses. She is excited to be working at ICM mainly because the values align with her personal values.
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Yeiwon joined ICM in October 2022 as a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Coordinator. She has an MSc degree in Public Health for Development from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BA degree in International Studies from Kyunghee University, South Korea.
Before her current role, she was involved in various health projects in LMICs concerning maternal, neonatal, child, and adolescent health with multiple international development organizations.
She believes in the value of combining evidence with sound M&E strategies to improve service delivery and build on learnings.
She is currently based in the Netherlands.
ICM Head Office - Executive Assistant
Caroline joined the ICM in November 2022 as Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive and President. Previously working for the UK Government in London and Paris, Caroline has held various positions at International Organisations and Courts in The Hague and Amsterdam for the past 15 years, supporting executives and legal staff, and has expertise in information management and archiving.
Caroline supports ICM’s mission to strengthen Midwives' Associations and to advance the profession of midwifery globally.
Caroline is currently based in the Netherlands.
ICM Head Office - Office Manager
As an office manager, Maulina enjoys having the responsibility of creating an office environment that not only reflects ICM values, but also a space of collaboration, creativity and empowerment for ICM staff. She puts into practice her previous experience as a project associate to create structures and systems that seamlessly facilitate the different needs of ICM staff members.
Maulina worked on various development projects in Indonesia before working with ICM. She has many years of experience in project support, communication, social research, and stakeholder engagement at The World Bank and Decentralization Support Facility. She has a degree in Governance and Development Policy from ISS – Erasmus University Rotterdam and is based in the Netherlands.
Head Office - Digital Communications Coordinator