Michele has been a practicing certified nurse midwife since 1985 and presently works as a Midwife Hospitalist at Newton Wellesley Hospital where she provides triage, surgical first assit and labor/birth and postpartum care. Over her career, Michele has been dedicated to providing sensitive healthcare to women. She has a wealth of experience having worked in a variety of settings including free standing birth center, community hospital, academic medical center and community health center. She has held several administrative positions and has been a co-owner of an independent midwife practice, Concord Nurse Midwifery. She is currently co-founder of a non profit, The Midwife Solution, whose mission is dedicated to advancing midwifery for women’s health beginning here in the Commonwealth. She earned her midwifery from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. She is the recipient of the Maternal Child Health Leadership Award in 2006 and the Maternal Child Health Alumni for Outstanding Service in 2014 both from Boston University School of Public Health.
Kelly Roberts, MSN is Founding Partner of The Midwife Solution, Advancing Midwifery for Women’s Health. While realizing her dream of becoming a midwife, Kelly unearthed a passion for analyzing data that demonstrates the myriad of midwifery’s benefits as well as a need for policy to increase access to sustainable full-scope midwifery care in all communities. Equally passionate about eliminating racial and other health disparities, she aspires to address systems of privilege and prejudice impacting midwifery and the delivery of midwifery care. Kelly has worked in administration, research, and clinical practice in the field of women’s health and has presented at Partners in Perinatal Health, American College of Nurse Midwives Annual Convention, Centering Healthcare Institute Research Symposium, and the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University. She received a BS in Health Policy Analysis from Cornell University, a BSN from UMass Boston, and MSN from Frontier University.