Senior Leadership

Meet Staff and Faculty at MCU

President
Kristi Ridd-Young
Email:  president@midwifery.edu
BS Public Health Administration, DONA International Doula Trainer, CD (DONA) Doula
Dean
Megan Koontz
Email: dean@midwifery.edu
Master of Midwifery, Bachelor of Midwifery, BA Psychology and Education, Postgraduate Certificate Instructional Design, CPM
Director of Compliance & Financial Aid
Whitney Mesyef
Email: directorfinancialaid@midwifery.edu
JD, BA Anthropology
Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Opportunity
Dr. Jermain Cooper
Email: JEDO@midwifery.edu
Ed.D in Leadership, MS Human Behovior, BA Sociology, BA Criminology

Admissions

Director of Admissions
Jasmine Barnes
Email:  admissionsdirector@midwifery.edu
BA Criminal Justice, Certified Birth and Postpartum doula
Admissions Counselor
Louisa Cohen
Email:  admissions@midwifery.edu
M. Ed Higher Education Leadership, BA Political Science

Clinical Department

Clinical Department Chair
Kaylee Ridd
Email: clinicaldepartmentchair@midwifery.edu BS Sociology
Clinical Department Chair Assistant
Rebeccah Hazel
Email: becky.hazel@midwifery.edu
CPM, ASM
Assessment Specialist
Susi Delaney
Email: assessment@midwifery.edu
MA, CPM
Preceptor Liaison, Assessment Assistant
Jenny Schultz
Email: preceptors@midwifery.edu
MPA, BA History, AS Midwifery, CPM, LM (Arizona)

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Officer
Christina Hrenko
Email:  financialaid@midwifery.edu
BA Economics
Director of VA Benefits & Financial Aid Officer
Emily Rainey
Email: va@midwifery.edu
MSPH, BS Anthropology

Student Services

Director of Student Services
Marijke van Roojen
Email: studentservices@midwifery.edu
MPH Maternal Child Health, CPM, LM
Director of Student Life, Equity, & Access
Tamara Taitt
Email: studentlife@midwifery.edu
MS Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy, AS Midwifery, BA Psychology, LMFT (FL)
House Mentors
Celeste Pegues
email: celeste.pegues@midwifery.edu
BA Wellness Studies for Marginalized Communities

Demetra A. Seriki
email: demetra.seriki@midwifery.edu
BS Midwifery, CPM, RM

Jodie Palmer
email: jodie.palmer@midwifery.edu
MA Education

Sadie Sigford
BA Women and Gender Studies, CPM, LM, CHW

Sandra Blankenship
email: sandra.blankenship@midwifery.edu
BA Business, RM, CPM

Sarah Butterfly
email: sarah.butterfly@midwifery.edu
MS Midwifery, MPA, BA Women and Gender Studies, BA Sociocultural Anthropology, CPM, MPA

Administrative Staff

Accounts Payable
Rachel Ertel
Email: rachel.ertel@midwifery.edu
Administrative Assistant
Cassie Williams
Email: administrativeassisstant@midwifery.edu
BS Public Health
Administrative Staff Specialist
Director of Marketing, Events & Fundraising
Masha Mesyef
Email:  marketing@midwifery.edu
JD, BA Psychology and Political Science
Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
Masha Mesyef
email: humanresources@midwifery.edu
JD, BA Psychology and Political Science
Ethical Review Board Chair
Dr. Sharon DeJoy
Email: erb@midwifery.edu
MPH, PhD, CPH, CPM
Faculty Support Assistant
Jennifer Ross 
Email: jennifer.ross@midwifery.edu
BS Petroleum Engineering, AS Midwifery, CPM, CM (New Hampshire)
Financial Advisor
Julie DeLong
BA Economics
Librarian
Kaylee Ridd
Email: librarian@midwifery.edu
BS Sociology
Receptionist
Marivette Torres
Email: office@midwifery.edu
AS Midwifery, LM, CPM
Registrar
Laura Park
Email: registrar@midwifery.edu
Research Assistance Coordinator
Emily Rainey
email: researchassistance@midwifery.edu
MSPH, BS Anthropology
Student Finances
Darliegh Webb
Email:  studentfinances@midwifery.edu
AA
Technical Liaison
Megan Koontz
email: academicdean@midwifery.edu
Master of Midwifery, Bachelor of Midwifery, BA Psychology and Education, Postgraduate Certificate Instructional Design, CPM
Writing Lab
Jana Studelska
email:  writinglab@midwifery.edu
BS, CPM, LM, CBE (Lamaze)

MCU Faculty

Aisha Al Hajjar

Adjunct Faculty
BS Midwifery, CPM

Arden Kindred
Adjunct Faculty
AS Midwifery, CPM, LM, Certified Herbalist
Aubrey Ridd
Adjunct Faculty
BA Journalism, BSN/RN, CLE
Audra Post

Core Faculty
BS Midwifery, CPM

Carmen Mojica
Adjunct Faculty
BA Black Studies/Television and Radio Productions, Birth Doula (DONA), CPM, LM
Cassandra Aho
MA Maternal Child Health Systems, AS Midwifery, Victim
Advocate and Intimate Partner Violence Consultant, ASM
Cheryl Furer
Adjunct Faculty
CHom (Homeopathy School International), BS Midwifery, CPM
Delphine Silvermoon
Core Faculty
MS Nursing, DEM
Demetra Seriki
Adjunct Faculty
BS Midwifery, CPM, RM
Erin Kaspar-Frett
Core Faculty
MS Midwifery, CPM
Gina Gerboth

Adjunct Faculty
MPH/Maternal and Child Health Concentration, BS, CPM, RM-Colorado, IBCLC

Jana Studelska
Adjunct Faculty
BS, CPM, LM, CBE (Lamaze)
Jennifer Ross
BS, BSM, CPM, CM
Jodie Palmer
Adjunct Faculty
MA Education
Kelly Dean
Adjunct Faculty
MA Physical Therapy
Lynette Elizalde-Robinson

Adjunct Faculty
BS, LM, CPM, CCEd

Marijke van Roojen

Adjunct Faculty
MPH Maternal Child Health, CPM, LM

Masha Mesyef
Adjunct Faculty
JD, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science
Maureen Farrell
Teaching Assistant
CLC Certified Family Herbalist
Megan Koontz
Core Faculty
Master of Midwifery, Bachelor of Midwifery, BA Psychology and Education, Postgraduate Certificate Instructional Design, CPM
Dr. Nikia Grayson
Adjunct Faculty
DNP, CNM, Doctorate of Nurse Practice, MS Nursing, Post Masters Certificate in Midwifery, MA Medical Anthropology, MPH, BA Communications
Robin Illian
Adjunct Faculty
BA, CPM, LM
Ruth Ann Colby Martin
Core Faculty
BA, CPM, LM, EMT
Sandra Blankenship
BA Business, RM, CPM
Sara Edwards
Teaching Assistant
BSM, CPM
Sarah Butterfly
Adjunct Faculty
MS Midwifery, MPA, BA Women and Gender Studies, BA Sociocultural Anthropology, CPM, MPA
Dr. Sharon DeJoy
Adjunct Faculty
MPH, PhD, CPH, CPM
Shavana Talbert
Adjunct Faculty
MA Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Dr. Stefanie Podlog
Adjunct Faculty
PhD, MSc
Dr. Sonia Ochoa
Adjunct Faculty
Médico Cirujano y Partero, Terapéutica Homeopática, BST., A.A.S., CMA, Instructor Trainer, Instructor (American Red Cross)
Stephanie Sibert
Teaching Assistant
BSM, CPM
Susi Delaney
Core Faculty
MA, CPM
Tamara Taitt
Adjunct Faculty
MS Master of Science, Marriage & Family, AS Midwifery, BA Psychology, LMFT (FL)

Board of Directors

President

Jennifer Rabins
MBA, AS Midwifery, CPM

Members

Cassandra Aho
AS Midwifery, Victim Advocate and Intimate Partner Violence Consultant, CPM

Varden Hadfield
MA Philanthropic Studies, Certified Fund-Raising Executive

Valerie Hall
AS Midwifery, CPM, LM (Idaho, Wyoming), CCE (AAHCC)

Kristi Ridd-Young
BS Public Health Administration, DONA International Doula Trainer,  CD(DONA)

Board Advisors

David E. Palmer Legal Advisor
BS, JD

David H. Rubin, M.D.
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training, Executive Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

Click here to apply for a position with MCU’s Board of Directors!