Classroom Teachers

  • Arika Makena Bridgeman-Bunyoli Arika Makena Bridgeman-Bunyoli, MPH is an Adjunct Professor at Birthingway, a Project Coordinator for the Community Education Worker Program at the Multnomah County Health Department Community Capacitation Center, an independent ...
  • Cash M. ‘Cash’ Cash, N.D., M.S.O.M., L.Ac. is a holistic primary care physician with a passion for teaching at Birthingway since 2002. Cash currently teaches Nutrition, and the three-part Botanicals series ...
  • Jesica Dolin Jesica Dolin, BSM, CPM, is a Birthingway Alumni who has returned to teach at the school she graduated from over a decade ago. She has been a midwife for the ...
  • Merriah Fairchild Merriah Fairchild, BA, IBCLC is a Birthingway-trained postpartum doula and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She teaches the Postpartum Doula Workshop. Merriah started her private practice, Bridgetown Baby, in 2014 ...
  • Megan Felling Megan Felling, BSM, CPM, works as a midwife with the humanitarian medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. When in Portland she teaches childbirth education with Primed for Birth. ...
  • Adrienne Fuson Adrienne Fuson, B.A., IBCLC, LMT, CD, teaches and supervises extensively in the Lactation Consultation program, including the Breastfeeding series, Infant Complex Breastfeeding Situations, and Lactation Consultant Practice Protocols. She has ...
  • Leora Marialicia González Leora Marialicia González’s interest in midwifery and the cycles of life and death began in her late teens after attending her niece’s home birth seven months after the death of ...
  • Brandee Grider Brandee Grider, BSM, CPM, LDM, teaches Physical Assessment I & II. After graduating from Birthingway in 2009, she added midwifery to her massage practice, Sacred Birth and Bodywork. She is ...
  • Heather Hack-Sullivan Heather Hack-Sullivan, BSM, CPM, LDM has come full circle in the Birthingway community. She began teaching Infancy classes several years ago only to then become a student, a graduate, a ...
  • Sarah Husain Sarah Husain, MA, CPM, CD, is a Mother, Midwife, Healer, Advocate, and Educator. In 2003 Sarah earned her BA from the University of California, Davis in Women & Gender Studies; and, ...
  • Celeste Kersey Celeste Kersey, BA, CPM, LDM is passionate about living consciously, and is a perpetual student of NVC and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Midwifery and Motherhood. Celeste teaches Birthingway’s Communication series, is ...
  • Sarah Longwell Sarah Longwell is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and an alumna of the Birthingway Lactation Program. She is proud to be involved in many aspects of the program as ...
  • Bonnie McAnnis Bonnie McAnnis, BA, MA, LMT traces her roots with Birthingway to the beginning years as a member of the founding class. Her journey with midwifery began with the homebirths of ...
  • Carrie McCormick Carrie McCormick, MPH, was with the first group of women in the living room study group which eventually evolved into Birthingway. She has had many incarnations within the Birthingway community: ...
  • Marilyn Milestone Marilyn Milestone, CPM, LDM, teaches Suturing and supervises clinical training. She has been a dedicated preceptor of Birthingway midwifery students for many years and has gone from teaching assistant to ...
  • Brooke Noli Brooke Noli, MA, MFT, CD, teaches Perinatal Psychology for Lactation Consultants and Perinatal Psychology for Midwives. She holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has a two-year ...
  • Cari Nyland Cari Nyland, ND, teaches Birthingway’s three-part Plant Medicine series, and Introduction to Healing Systems. She is a naturopath who practices in Portland, Oregon.
  • Denise O’Halloran Denise O’Halloran, B.S., EMT-P is an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and a Paramedic Instructor, and teaches Birthingway midwifery students in the three-part Critical Care Skills series and Hematology courses. Denise also ...
  • Aerlyn Pfeil Aerlyn Pfeil is a certified professional midwife and sexual violence program consultant from Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Birthingway College she joined Doctors Without Borders and has worked in maternal ...
  • Rhonda Ray Rhonda Ray, BA, CPM is a retired midwife who began an active practice in 1979. She teaches Prenatal Skills and is our beloved Midwifery Program Coordinator. Rhonda has been described ...
  • Nichole Reding Nichole Reding, MA, CPM, is Birthingway’s Academic Coordinator, a Childbirth Educator, and a Birthingway certified, Labor Doula. She teaches Childbirth Education, Complex Situations I, Ethics, Midwifery History and Politics, and Psychosocial ...
  • Holly Scholles Holly Scholles, MA, CPM, LDM is a midwife with a tiny practice, as well as an anthropologist specializing in human reproduction and medical anthropology. Holly is the founder and president ...
  • Emilia Smith Emilia Smith, CPM, LDM, IBCLC, is a midwife and lactation consultant. She is a graduate of Birthingway and is thrilled to be a part of the faculty at the institution that ...