Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN

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Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN

    Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN

    Curriculum Vitae

    Faculty, Nurse Midwifery Program

    Georgetown University

    3700 Reservoir Road Northwest NW Washington, DC 20057

    Office: (202) 687-8872 ; Fax (202) 687-5553

Formal Education:

    1997 Nurse Midwife Certificate Frontier School of Nurse-Midwifery Hyden, KY 1997 Masters Degree, Nursing Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH 1994 Associate Degree, Nursing Santa Barbara City College Santa Barbara, CA. 1978 Bachelor of Arts Degree Antioch University Santa Barbara, CA. 1973 Associate Degree, Theater Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA.

Professional Certification and Licensure:

2004 DEA License Federal Drug Enforcement Agency

    2002 Limited Third Trimester Ultrasound Professional Education Center 1998 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Sexual Assault Response Team, SB County 1999 Furnishing License California State Board of Registered Nursing 1997 Certified Nurse Midwife ACNM Certifying Council

    1997 Certified Nurse Midwife California State Board of Registered Nursing 1994 California RN License California State Board of Registered Nursing 1989 Childbirth Assistant Certification Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth

     and Childbirth Educator Certification Educators (ALACE)

Other Professional Education:

    2005 OB Malpractice/Advance Fetal Monitoring Professional Education Center 2004 Advanced Fetal Monitoring Course AWHONN

    2003 Risk Management Conference American College of Nurse Midwives 2002 Contraceptive Technologies Contemporary Forums

    2002 Nurse-Midwifery Business Institute University of Michigan 2002 Women in Transition Professional Education Center

    2000 Office Gynecology: Back to Basics Contemporary Forums

    2000 Contraceptive Technologies Contemporary Forums

    1999 Nurse-Midwifery Business Institute University of Michigan 1998 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Santa Barbara County Sheriff Department 1997 Midwifery Business Institute University of Michigan

    1997 The Birth Center Course National Association of Childbearing Centers 1993 Health Assessment for Women Seattle, WA

    1994 Masters Course in Fetal Monitoring Santa Barbara, CA

    1990 Lactation Educator Training UCLA Lactation Educator Course 1984 Grantsmanship Training Course Grantsmanship Training Center

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Academic Appointments:

2006 Present Instructor School of Nursing and Health Studies

     Georgetown University

2005 Present Adjunct Faculty Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

    San Diego State University

    1999 2004 Clinical Instructor Nurse-Midwifery Education Program

     University of California, San Diego

University Memberships and Committees:

    2006 Present NHS Strategic Planning Committee Member, Georgetown University 2006 Present Council on Advancement Nursing Science Member, Georgetown University 2005 - 2006 Medical Records Oversight Committee Member

    2005 2006 Interdisciplinary Practice Committee Voting Member

    2005 2006 Perinatal Practices Committee Voting Member

    2002 2006 Newborn Core Team Member

    2000 2006 OB Management Team Member

    2000 2004 Perinatal Practices Committee Member at Large

    2002 2004 OB Education Council Founding Member

Awards and Honors:

    2007 CIMS Research Recognition Award Coalition for Improving Maternity Services 2006 Award of Appreciation UCSD School of Reproductive Medicine rd2006 Staff Leader, 53 Baby-Friendly Hospital in U.S. Baby Friendly U.S.A.

    1999 Safe Motherhood USA: Demonstration Site Safe Motherhood Initiative: USA 1997 Kitty Ernst Scholarship Frontier Nursing Service

    1997 Outstanding Student Scholarship American College of Nurse Midwives 1996 Health Promotion-Disease Prevention Grant National Health Service Corps 1996 Community Nurse-Midwifery Grant Frontier Nursing Service 1985 Best Documentary Video Awards for Cable Excellence (ACE) 1980 Outstanding Site Award Federal Comprehensive Employment

    And Training Act (CETA)

    Professional Positions: Nurse-Midwifery and Maternal-Child Health

    2006 Present Faculty, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University

     Washington, D.C.

    Design and deliver courses for comprehensive women’s health care curriculum in

    graduate nurse-midwifery program; serve as faculty advisor and clinical preceptor

    for advance practice nurses in both ambulatory and inpatient obstetrical units as

    well as gynecological and family planning settings. Conduct research within the

    maternal-child health field with an emphasis on leadership and evidence-based

    care in the treatment of the healthy, low-risk pregnant woman and infant.

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2000 2006 Director, Nurse-Midwifery Service and Community Women’s Health Program.

    Department of Reproductive Medicine, School of Medicine, UCSD

    San Diego, CA

    Responsible for management of academic-based nurse-midwifery service with full-

    scope outpatient care in 10 locations; and inpatient care in both labor and delivery

    unit and separate in-hospital birthing center. Built annual delivery volume from

    35/month to 90/month in 6 years.

2003 2006 Instructor, Obstetrical Nurse Training Program

    Regional Perinatal Center

    San Diego, CA

    Curriculum development and delivery of one day training course for nurses new to

    OB called “Low Risk Nursing as a Specialty in Maternal-Child Health Care”.

    Incorporated into semi-annual program now required by all local hospitals.

1998-2000 Staff Certified Nurse-Midwife

    Athena Women’s Health Care & The BirthPlace

    San Diego, CA

    Full scope midwifery and women’s health care in a large collaborative practice with

    deliveries in country’s largest freestanding birth center.

1997-1998 Staff Certified Nurse-Midwife

    Santa Barbara County Health Care Services

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Outpatient clinical care including antepartum, postpartum, gynecology and family

    planning in multiple county clinics; also practitioner in STD clinic for jail patients.

1997-1998 Clinician II: Certified Nurse-Midwife

    Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Women’s gynecology & family planning services including primary care clinician

    for Teen Clinic and male STD patients.

1997-1998 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

    Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Santa Barbara County

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Forensic exams for consenting sexual assault victims, court testimony, advocacy.

1990-1995 Midwife Apprentice

    Santa Barbara Midwives, Homebirth Service

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Apprentice to full-scope homebirth service with Certified Nurse-Midwives.

1989-1998 Professional Labor Support Provider and Childbirth Educator

    Birth Support Associates

    Santa Barbara, CA

    Owned and operated private practice doula and childbirth educator service for

    clients planning hospital births; provided childbirth and lactation classes, prenatal

    visits, in-home and hospital labor support plus postpartum care.

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1994 2000 Director of Training

    Association of Labor Assistants & Childbirth Educators (ALACE)

    Director of training for nation’s largest childbirth assistant (doula) training and

    certification program. Developed curriculum for three-day training for labor support

    professionals still in use nationwide. Also developed in-hospital course for nurses.

Professional Positions: Other

1988 1989 Executive Producer

     Crystal Vision Associates Video Production Company

    Produced “Childbirth At A Turning Point” featuring Dr. Michel Odent and

    “Everymom’s Prenatal Exercise and Relaxation Video” still in circulation.

1987 1988 Executive Director

    Summer Solstice Parade & Celebration

    Served as financial and administrative manager for annual festival attended by

    75,000 people.

1983 - 1985 Executive Manager

    Impact Studios and The Impact Group

    Administration of Hollywood-based firm providing talent management and career

    training in entertainment industry with annual budget over one million dollars.

1975 - 1982 Executive Director

    Theatre of Process

    Founded and managed nationally recognized women’s regional repertory theatre

    company. Featured in LA Times and MS Magazine.

Consulting Work

2004 Present Subject Matter Expert

    Mayri Sagady Leslie, Consulting

    Serve as subject matter expert in cases involving nurse-midwives, direct-entry

    midwives and obstetrical nurses.

2004 Consultant to Changing Maternity Hospital

    Shanghai, China

    Developed and delivered “Low-Risk Obstetrics as a Specialty in Maternity Care”

    for physicians, midwives and nursing staff at large, urban maternity hospital.

    Content focused on evidence-based skills training, physiology and theoretical

    basis for risk-appropriate care practices.

2003 2004 Consultant to Delnor Community Hospital

    Geneva, Illinois

    Developed and delivered “The Power to Prevent” workshop to nurses at Delnor

    Community Hospital in Geneva, Illinois as part of initiative to transform nursing

    culture, enhance staff and patient satisfaction and improve clinical outcomes.

1999 2003 Consultant to Rush St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital

    Chicago, Illinois

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    Developed and delivered “The Preventable Cesarean Section Program a 1.5 year

    program designed to transform nursing culture and practice as a means to achieve

    safe reduction of cesarean section rates. Involved re-training >75 nurses; rewriting

    policies, procedures, personnel materials and clinical data tools.

Grants and Fundraising:

2004 2006 Author: California Endowment Grant

    UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program

    Two-year funding of $250,000 with matching commitment of $75,000 from UCSD


2001 2003 Author: California Proposition 10 Grant

    UCSD Hearts & Hands Volunteer Doula Program

    One-year program grant: $180,000

1998 1999 Director: Annual Fundraising Campaign

    Waldorf Association of Santa Barbara

    Campaign goal: $30,000 Raised: $26,000

1996 1997 Fundraiser: Coalition to Improve Maternity Services

    Established “Founder’s Fund” campaign.. Raised: $18,600 in 1997 and $14,500 in


1992 1996 Fundraiser: Board Santa Barbara Birth Resource Center

    Wrote grant for “Infant/Child Safety Project”. Funded for $5000.

    Instituted annual membership and fundraising drive. Raised $8,600.

    Fundraising Chair Annual Benefit: First year - $11,000, Second year - $26,000.

1987 1988 Fundraiser: Summer Solstice Celebration

    Wrote multiple city and county government grants, all funded. Managed annual

    direct mail solicitation campaign. Wrote private foundation grant for computer

    equipment. Funded.

1986 1988 Grant Writer: United Way of Santa Barbara

    Worked on variety of grants and fundraising proposals as staff writer. Funding

    success rate 80%.

1982 1984 Grant Writer: Direct Relief International

    Wrote grants for international relief organization providing medical supplies

    worldwide. Funding success rate 80%.

1975 1982 Fundraiser: Process Theatre Company

    Ran annual fundraising and subscriber drives. Recipient of Federal CETA

    Funding (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) for two consecutive years

    in excess of $100,000 per year.

1979 -1980 Fundraising Consultant: Neighborhood Arts Program

    Worked as a VISTA Volunteer providing management consultant to non-profits in

    the areas of fundraising, grantwriting and direct-mail solicitation.

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Professional Societies and Organizations:

    2006 Present International Mother-Baby Childbirth Organization Board Member 2005 Present Coalition for Improving Maternity Services Leadership Team 2004 2005 Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada Associate Member 1995 Present American College of Nurse-Midwives Member

    2002 Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical

    And Neonatal Nurses Member

    2000-2001 Coalition for Improving Maternity Services National Chair 1996 California Association of Midwives Board Member

    1983-1985 National Society of Fundraising Executives Member

Community Service

2005 Volunteer: Serra High Art Club Mural Project

    Organizer and coach for students in year-long large art mural project for women’s

    shelter in San Diego.

2001 2003 Program Leader, Project Coach - Landmark Education

    Volunteer project coach and instructor for Self Expression and Leadership

    Program, a 4 month course in which individuals become leaders in their


10/01 Medical Staff, Avon 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk, San Diego

    Supported 1000+ participants in 60 mile fundraising walk on medical team along

    route and at nights in medical tent.

    1995 1997 Board Member, Waldorf Association of Santa Barbara

    1992 1996 Board President, Santa Barbara Birth Resource Center

    1989 1990 Board Member, Orton Dyslexia Society

Peer Reviewed Articles and Publications

    2006 Prophylactic Induction for Postterm Pregnancy: A Systematic Review

    Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN

    In preparation.

    2006 Coalition for Maternity Services: Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-

    Friendly Care

    Henci Goer, BA, Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN, Judith Lothian, PhD, RN, Amy

    Romano, CNM, MSN, Karen Salt, BA, Katherine Shealy, MPH, IBCLC, RLC,

    Sharon Storton, MA, LMFT, Deborah Wolley, CNM, MSN, PhD

    The Journal of Perinatal Education, Supplement; Winter 2007, Volume 16, No. 1

    2003 Impact of Past and Present Breastfeeding Problems on Breastfeeding

    Success in Latina Mothers

    Eyla G Boies, MD, FAAP,Yvonne E Vaucher, MD. MPH, FAAP, Mayri Sagady,

    CNM, Kala Crobarger, RN, Kirsten Searfus, MD,3 Lindia Willies-Jacobo, MD,


    American Academy of Pediatrics Publications

    Abstracts: November 2003 Section On Breastfeeding Educational Program

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Books and Book Chapters:

2006 Our Bodies, Ourselves Childbirth: Chapter on Pain Boston Women’s Health Collective

     In preparation

    Invited Articles:

2004 Planning the Best Birth for You and Your Baby: “B” Magazine from ACNM

     Vaginal Birth or Cesarean Section?

    2004 Counseling Women About Elective Cesarean Section Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health

    2002 The C-Section Debate “B” Magazine from ACNM

    2002 On the Road to Motherhood: A Guide to Prenatal Tests “B” Magazine from ACNM

    2000 The Preventable Cesarean Section ICEA Journal

    1999 Challenge of Change: Making Mother-Friendly Care A Reality ICEA Journal

    1999 Making Mother Friendly Care A Reality Quickening: ACNM

    1998 About Those Difficult Births Special Delivery Magazine

    1998 Newborn Tests and Procedures Lamaze Parents Magazine

    1998 New Options for the New Family: Postpartum Doula Care Special Delivery-SB Birth Resource Ctr 1997 Letter: Labor Support and One-To-One Nursing Care Research Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care 1996 Contributing Author: The Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative Coalition for Improving Maternity Services 1995 Professional Labor Support: Your Newest Option in Childbirth Special Delivery-SB Birth Resource Ctr 1995 From Water to Air: Physiology of Fetal Transformation at Birth Midwifery Today Magazine

    1995 Renewing Our Faith in Second Stage Midwifery Today Magazine

    1994 Education and Empowerment for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Special Delivery Magazine

    1994 The Door That Opens Both Ways Special Delivery Magazine

    1994 The Child Your Save May Be Your Own Special Delivery-SB Birth Resource Ctr 1994 The Pregnant Parent’s Primer on Midwifery Special Delivery-SB Birth Resource Ctr 1993 Understanding Newborn Tests and Procedures Special Delivery-SB Birth Resource Ctr

Invited Presentations and Lectures:

    2007 The Seduction of Induction, Part I: Elective Inductions ACNM Annual Meeting 2007 2007 The Seduction of Induction, Part II: Prophylactic Inductions ACNM Annual Meeting 2007 2007 Making Mother-Friendly Care A Reality: The UCSD Coalition for Improving Maternity Services

    MaternityCare Model Annual Forum

    2006 Partners in Changing Childbirth: Doulas & Midwives ACNM Annual Meeting 2006

    2006 Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Presenting for the ACNM ACNM Annual Meeting 2006

    2006 The Campaign for Vaginal Birth March of Dimes National Conference 2005 The Safety of Vaginal Birth Keynote: International Cesarean

    Awareness Network (ICAN) Annual Mtg 2005 Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Techniques Grand Rounds: UCSD Family Medicine 2005 The Low Risk OB Nurse Specialist (Yearly Course) UCSD Nursing Education Program 2005 Clinical Update on Normal and Dysfunctional Labor UCSD Annual Perinatal Symposium 2004 Evidence & Lack Thereof for Elective Cesareans Plenary Session: Canada Association of

     Midwives and American College of Nurse

     Midwifery (ACNM) Clinical Symposium 2004 Managing the Interesting Labor: Is it Abnormal, Dysfunctional Canada Association of Midwives and

     Or Just Provider Intolerance of Labor? ACNM Clinical Symposium

    2004 Cesarean Section & The Safety of Vaginal Birth Chinese Government Conf; Shanghai 2004 Elective Cesareans Evidence, Ethics & Emotions Premiere Session: ACNM Annual Mtg. 2004 The Ravages of Vaginal Birth: Fact or Fiction UCSD Annual Perinatal Symposium 2004 Non-Pharmacological Pain Management (Ongoing) UCSD Medical Students; Third Year 2003 Madison Avenue Comes to Medicine: Selling Cesareans Keynote:Doulas of North America (DONA)

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2003 Primary Elective Cesarean Sections ACNM Annual Meeting 2003

    2003 Madison Avenue Comes to Medicine: Selling Cesareans March of Dimes National Conference 2002 The Preventable Cesarean Section UCSD Annual Perinatal Symposium 2002 Childbirth, Medicine & Chaos Keynote: International Childbirth

     Educators Association (ICEA)

    2001 Partnership In The Dance Of Change: Bringing Midwifery AWHONN National Meeting (Poster)

     Care and The Birth Center Into An Academic Setting 2001 Delivering A New Paradigm of Care: Low Risk & High Risk Grand Rounds: UCSD Repro Med

     Maternity Care Side by Side

    2001 Delivering A New Paradigm of Care: The UCSD Model California Department of Health:

     Maternal Child Health Conference

    2001 Midwifery, Medicine & Chaos ACNM Annual Meeting

    2000 Having A Baby In America: Multi-Media Presentation Grand Rounds: UCSD Repro Med 2000 Chaos and Midwifery Midwifery Business Institute

    2000 Models of Productivity: Standing on Your Own Two Feet Midwifery Business Institute 2000 The Value of Childbirth Education in the Healthcare Circle ICEA Annual Conference 2000 The Preventable Cesarean Section: The Power of Distinctions ICEA Annual Conference 2000 Is Technology Interfering With Childbirth? Keynote: Doulas of North America 1999 Having a Baby In America: Multi-Media Event Maternity Center Association, New York 1999 Doulas and Birth Centers National Association of

     Childbearing Centers (NACC)

    1999 Ways to Knowing About Pregnancy & Birth: Panel ICEA International Convention 1999 Epidurals & Informed Consent: Ethical Implications for Midwives ACNM Annual Meeting: 1999 Making Mother-Friendly Care A Reality ACNM Annual Meeting:

    1999 Intermittent Doppler Auscultation for Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring UCSD Nursing Education Program 1999 The Preventable Cesarean:: Nurses on the Front Line

     For Safely Reducing Cesarean Sections March of Dimes National Conference 1998 The Effect of the Birth Experience on Breastfeeding La Leche League Conference

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