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If you're a Champion for Change in Maternal Health, please join us! This Summit is dedicated to empowering our community leaders with the education, training, and resources needed to make this year motivational and impactful. Space is limited. Register today!

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Join other survivors and champions for the cause and get connected

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Elevate together in powerful training sessions with leading experts

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Attend our Champions Dinner honoring exemplary volunteers and their families

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Leave empowered, ready to make a lasting impact in your local community


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Tara Bristol Rouse, MA

Engaging Patients in Quality Improvement

Tara Bristol Rouse is a patient and family engagement consultant and the former Director of Patient and Family Partnerships for the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina. Inspired by her experience of having a severe maternal event and high-risk infant in the NICU, Tara’s work focuses on building partnerships among healthcare professionals, patients, and families. In 2006, she became a founding member of the Newborn Critical Care Center Family Advisory Board at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. In addition to developing Family Faculty and Family Support Programs, Tara has served as a parent partner on numerous hospital- and state-wide committees. She currently works with the National Institute for Children’s Healthcare Quality, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and Patient and Family Centered Care Partners as a faculty member. Tara is a committee member on the American Board of Pediatrics’ Maintenance of Certification Committee and the National Quality Forum’s Pediatric Measures Committee. She has also served as a faculty member for the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care, a reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and as a Patient and Family Advocacy Expert for the North Carolina Quality Center. In 2014, Tara was recognized by the Caregiver Action Network as one of the Nation’s top 25 for Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement.

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Aga Grabowski, MA, LCSW

Perinatal Trauma: Facts, Myths & Components of Recovery & Support

Aga Grabowski is a co-founder and psychotherapist at Wildflower Center for Emotional Health, an outpatient mental health practice located in the River North area of Chicago. Aga has devoted her entire clinical career to the field of women’s reproductive mental health. She specializes in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and perinatal trauma as well as psychological ramifications of perinatal loss and infertility. She writes, speaks, and trains locally and nationally on these topics and is particularly passionate about preventive efforts, such as increasing awareness, promoting early detection of mental health problems, and fostering close-knit, supportive communities in which individuals and families can thrive.

Sarosh Rana, MD

Biomarkers: Is There a Better Way to Predict or Diagnose Preeclampsia?

Sarosh Rana, MD, cares for women with high-risk pregnancies. Dr. Rana aims to improve maternal and fetal outcomes through research on preeclampsia. Her research over the last several years has focused on demonstrating clinical utility for angiogenic biomarkers in prediction of adverse outcomes among women with suspected preeclampsia. She is also testing the idea that these biomarkers will prove superior in predicting adverse outcomes, leading to reductions in maternal and fetal deaths related to preeclampsia in developing countries such as Haiti. Dr. Rana performs collaborative research evaluating the relationships between increased levels of angiogenic factors and immediate, as well as future, cardiac performance. Dr. Rana's work has been funded by several notable organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association.

Nina Martin

Leveraging Media to Drive Action: A Panel Discussion

Nina Martin is a reporter at the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, where she covers sex and gender issues, with a special interest in maternal health. Her Lost Mothers project, examining maternal mortality and life-threatening complications in the U.S. (in partnership with National Public Radio), has received a George Polk Award and is a finalist for a Goldsmith Award for investigative journalism. Before joining ProPublica in 2013, Nina worked at numerous news organizations, including San Francisco magazine, Health magazine, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, and BabyCenter, where she was founding editor of the print edition. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.

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The Preeclampsia Foundation (PF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID# 91-2073087.

For more information about the Preeclampsia Foundation Summit, please email the Community Education and Engagement Manager  Rebecca Britt or call the office at 321-421-6957.

For more information about the Preeclampsia Foundation, please visit our website.