Meet the 2018 MFSB Board of Directors
Kirra Brandon, President/Legislative Director: Kirra has been a member of the MFSB Board of Directors for the past three years. She has a BA in Biology from Harvard University, and received her MD from University of Maryland Medical School. Kirra practices pediatric dermatology in Easton, MD. She has five daughters. Her oldest child was born via c-section, and her younger four daughters were born at home with the assistance of CPMs. Kirra wants to see Maryland become a state in which all families have maternity care options, and are supported in making their own decisions about their care.
Evelyn Fielding, Secretary/Outreach Director: As Outreach Director, Evie is continuing the amazing work of Celia Garcia Perez and the Outreach Team in building Coalition MFSB! She has actively supported MFSB since 2012 and strongly believes in promoting education about childbirth options and informed choice. Her vision is to improve access to midwifery care for families of all backgrounds and to bridge the gaps between out-of-hospital maternity care and the medical system. The individualized, unhurried and relationship-focused care she received from midwives was transformative. She is a mother and a clinical psychologist in private practice.
Tova Brody, Events Director: Tova Brody is a passionate birth activist who has been involved in the Baltimore birthing community since her oldest was born at home in 2011. In addition to volunteering time with MFSB working to improve the maternal healthcare system, she voluntarily works with families educating them on natural parenting topics including breastfeeding, babywearing, and cloth diapering. Her hobbies include playing music, practicing yoga, fostering cats, and spending time with her family. She resides in Baltimore with her husband, three daughters and various kitty cats.
Camille Nyman is a certified doula, childbirth educator, and passionate women’s health advocate. Her firsthand experiences with navigating the medical climate in Maryland through infertility, pregnancy loss, birth, and postpartum raised her awareness of the need for people dedicated to improving women’s journey through these topics. Her oldest 2 children were born in the Maryland hospital system, and her youngest was born at home under midwifery care. As a doula, Camille is uniquely positioned to witness the needs and struggles of both birthing patients and women’s health providers. She has been actively involved in the local birth community and MFSB for the last 2 years. Her hope for the future is that every woman in Maryland is able to feel confident, informed, and supported in her choices from family planning through postpartum. She resides in Owings Mills with her husband and three children.