Jennifer Head has been a birth professional for more than fifteen years. She served as President of the Board of Directors for Open Arms Perinatal Services in Seattle, providing no-cost doula care to indigenous and marginalized populations. She attended the International School for Traditional Midwifery in Southern Oregon where she graduated first in her class. She has provided volunteer midwifery services on both sides of the US-Mexico border, in Uganda, in the Philippines, and with the Lakota nation. She maintained an active midwifery practice with partner Rachelle Canady in Southern Oregon and Northern California from 2008-2016.
At One World Midwives, Jennifer serves as a midwife, first responder, volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, and program development manager.
Rachelle Canady has been attending births since 1997 and is passionate about supporting women and their families. Originally trained through the apprenticeship model, she also interned in a clinical setting in the Philippines, as well as completing an academic midwifery program. She served the International School for Traditional Midwifery as an administrator and student service coordinator. Rachelle has done aid work in Papua New Guinea and Ghana and traveled several times to the Phillipines to deliver midwifery aid work. She has managed an active midwifery practice partnership with Jennifer Head since 2010.
At One World Midwives, Rachelle serves as a midwife, first responder, grant writer, fundraiser, and program development manager.