Our mission is to amplify the voices of people who have experienced pregnancy and childbirth complications or loss - especially those who have been historically marginalized - ensuring they are equipped and activated as partners with providers and researchers to improve maternal health outcomes.


200 +

certified patient
family partners

240 +


38 + 

states represented

Who are MoMMAs Voices?

MoMMAs Voices (Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Advocates) is the first-ever maternal health patient advocates program bringing together real patient and family voices. We're made up of dozens of maternal health organizations who represent all types of maternal health conditions, as well as cross-cutting topics like maternal mental health, racial equity, healthcare delivery, and patient-provider partnership. We sit at the center of maternal health improvements, connecting and training patients with lived experiences, providers, quality improvement leaders, researchers, and policymakers to move forward improvements in maternal care. We are a program of the Preeclampsia Foundation.

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Our Vision

Mommas' voices are integrated as partners, wherever maternal health improvements are needed.

Nicole Purnell

Program Director

Nicole Purnell, Program Director at MoMMAs Voices for the Preeclampsia Foundation in North Texas, advocates for maternal health. Her journey began in 2005 with the tragic loss of her son to preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome. Since then, she's been dedicated to the cause, volunteering for the Preeclampsia Foundation for over a decade. In 2015, she welcomed a daughter after a successful pregnancy. Transitioning from a project manager in the printing industry, Nicole now manages the MoMMAs Voices Coalition, empowering those affected by pregnancy complications. She's also involved with national committees focusing on maternal health improvement.


Bekah Bischoff

Program Manager

Bekah Bischoff, Program Manager for Training at MoMMAs Voices, utilizes her background in education to facilitate training on integrating lived experiences into quality improvement efforts. Drawing from her own personal experience with preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome, Bekah is dedicated to helping mothers heal from traumatic birth experiences. She advocates for maternal health legislation and ensures mothers have a voice in policy discussions. Based in Louisville, KY, Bekah lives with her husband, two junior-aged children, and two adopted babies, teaching her the boundless capacity of love.

Rhonda Sims

Program Manager

Rhonda Sims is the Program Manager for Outreach and Engagement at MoMMAs Voices. Motivated by personal loss and her own struggles with depression and anxiety, she advocates for fair maternal health practices, particularly for women of color. With a background in real estate and grant management, Rhonda brings a wealth of experience to her role. Based in Columbia, South Carolina, she enjoys decorating, listening to jazz, hiking, and spending time with her family.


Daneille Dalberry

Program Coordinator

Daneille Dalberry-Henderson is the Training Program Coordinator for the MoMMA’s Voices Program at the Preeclampsia Foundation, where she moderates the development and coordination of training content and facilitates program activities. Her life took a profound turn in 2019 when she received the news of her unborn child's rare complication, leading to three fetal surgeries and a year-long stay in the NICU for her son. This journey, marked by numerous ER visits, extended hospital stays, and eventually child loss, ignited Daneille's passion for amplifying the voices of mothers navigating grief, mental health challenges, isolation, and caring for children with medical complexities. As a postpartum preeclampsia survivor herself, Daneille recognizes the myriad challenges women and mothers face during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum, and is dedicated to contributing solutions to these issues through her work. Based in Tampa, Florida, Daneille enjoys binge-watching Netflix shows and cherishing moments with her husband and two daughters.

Jennifer Mikenas

Program Coordinator

Jennifer Mikenas serves as the Program Coordinator for Matchmaking and Impact. With a background in education and finance spanning two decades, she facilitates connections between healthcare providers and patient family partners to drive maternal health change. Jennifer's personal journey fuels her advocacy for families facing fertility challenges, pregnancy loss, and stillbirth. She actively supports organizations like Count the Kicks and PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy. Based in Indialantic, Florida, Jennifer enjoys reading, puzzles, and traveling in her free time, alongside cheering for her alma mater, Florida State University.





What We Provide

For those with lived experiences

Gain valuable skills through our Patient Family Partner (PFP) certification, opening doors to improving maternal care through our matchmaking opportunities.


For healthcare providers in quality improvement

Join a network of quality improvement leaders to equip your team with training to foster a partnership-centered culture in patient care. Access real-life next steps on how to integrate patient and family voices.

For maternal health organizations
Join forces with other maternal health advocates to address critical issues such as hearing patient voices, racial disparities, research funding, and healthcare delivery.