Mayri Sagady Leslie, CNM, MSN
Faculty, Nurse Midwifery Program
3700 Reservoir Road Northwest NW – Washington, DC – 20057
Office: (202) 687-8872 ; Fax (202) 687-5553
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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2006 – Present Instructor School of Nursing and Health Studies
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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
2006 Coalition for Maternity Services: Evidence Basis for the Ten Steps of Mother-
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
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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