Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Advocates

Join Us To...


Connect with survivors, volunteers, leaders and other like-minded champions for change in maternal health.

  • Share designated time to connect with other community members
  • Reduce isolation by relating to other's stories
  • Learn about opportunities for partnership


Learn to adapt how you share your story to influence health care practices.​

  • Understand how to be effective at patient family partnership
  • Learn about ways to be involved in quality improvement
  • Be empowered to advocate for advocates


Celebrate the successes that have been made thus far, and honor the affected families we work so hard for.​

  • Be inspired by advocates in action
  • Understand the current landscape of maternal mortality and morbidity awareness
  • See the vision for where we need to be


Use the tools from Summit to ignite a fire of change in your community​

  • Understand your role in quality improvement
  • Advocates for patient engagement in health care systems
  • Ensure your seat at the table



You can join us in Houston or wherever you are

for our Champions for Change Summit.

Dr. Judette Louis, MD

Dr. Louis is the Department Chair for the Department of OB/GYN at

University of South Florida. She is a specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine

and serves as the Immediate Past President for the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Jonathan Webb, MPH, MBA

Jonathan joined AWHONN in April 2021 as their new chief executive officer. Jonathan has spent more than 15 years in the public health space promoting community health outcomes; addressing the social determinants of health; and tackling a number of epidemics including childhood obesity, diabetes, and CVD.

Karith Foster

Karith is the CEO of Inversity Solutions & Founder of F.R.A.M.E, the Foster Russell Alliance for Meaningful Expression, a 501(c)3 non-profit, whose mission is to inspire free speech, inclusion, social change and empowerment through education and mentorship.

Dr. Rakhi Dimino, MD

As a Medical Director of Operations for Ob Hospitalist Group, she coaches Ob hospitalist teams to improve outcomes for the women in their community, while she fosters leadership development in our team members.

Tara Bristol-Rouse

Tara Bristol Rouse is a Principal at Partnership Health Advisors, where she provides leadership and consultative services for a diverse portfolio of federally and privately funded projects focused on healthcare quality, safety, equity and patient experience.


Dr. Kerry O'Brien, MD

Dr. Kerry O’Brien is a faculty member in the Division of Laboratory Medicine in the Department of Pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor in Pathology at

Harvard Medical School. She is the Medical Director of the BIDMC Blood Bank, the Clinical Pathology Residency Program Director and the BIDMC Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program Director.

Dr. Ann Green, PhD

Ann E. Green is a professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where she teaches courses in service-learning, writing and the medical humanities. She teaches a course called “Hospital Stories,” a service-learning course in narrative medicine. She is interested in slow medicine, patient and caregiver narratives of trauma and healing, and flash creative nonfiction. She has published in the Huffington Post; BLARB, the Blog of Los Angeles Review of Books, and American Rivers. Most recently she has published personal narratives on caregiving in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Patient Safety, a journal of the Patient Safety Authority in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Elizabeth Kukielka, PharmD

Liz Kukielka is a patient safety analyst on the Data Science and Research team at the Patient Safety Authority in Pennsylvania. She performs analyses of patient safety data and authors articles about these analyses. Previously, she has published articles on the topics of in-hospital newborn falls, swallowed dentures, and self-injury among adolescents in inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Before joining the PSA, she was a promotional medical writer for numerous publications, including Pharmacy Times and The American Journal of Managed Care. She has an interest in writing for the patient audience as well and helping them learn to tell their own stories.





The Houston Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village is easily accessible from both George Bush International Airport - IAH (10 miles) and Hobby Airport - HOU (31 miles) as well as from all major expressways.

Airport transport is available by taxi, Super Shuttle, or private car service.

From IAH, estimated one-way fares: Taxi, $35, SuperShuttle $29 (reservation required), Uber/Lyft $27.

From HOU, estimated one-way fares: SuperShuttle $51 (reservation required), Uber/Lyft $43.


Self and valet parking in attached garage at a daily rate. Overnight self parking is included in room rate. Event parking for the day is $8 per vehicle.


Houston Marriott CityPlace at Springwoods Village

Reservations can be made online by clicking the button below. Guests can also make reservations by calling (800) 228-9290 or (281) 350-4000 and reserving dates from October 1 - 5, 2021, under the Champions for Change room block.

You will receive a group rate of $129/per night for standard rooms. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so reserve early.

Guests are encouraged to make reservations prior to August 1, 2021 as this is the cutoff date for the room block.

Hotel Covid-19 Practices


We admire the efforts of all who work to bring a voice to maternal mortality and morbidity and especially those who do so in spite of considerable personal obstacles. In this spirit, we offer a limited number of scholarships to cover registration cost for those facing financial need, but still wishing to attend. While we wish we could serve every need, our resources are limited but we do want to try and meet those we can. ​

​If you are in need of a scholarship, please complete the questionnaire below.

We will fulfill as many scholarships for virtual registration as we are able to until funds are depleted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the Covid guidelines for in-person attendees?

A: Please refer to our Covid Guideline document.

Q: Are you offering scholarships for travel?

A: No, there are no scholarships for travel. For this year, we are only offering virtual registration scholarships.

Q: What time zone is the agenda listed in?

A: Central time zone, since that is where our in-person location will be held.

Q:Which airport is best to fly into?

A: George Bush (IAH) is the closest and all major carriers fly into there except Southwest. Southwest flies into Hobby (HOU) that is on the opposite side of Houston.

Q: Will my swag be mailed to me if I am coming in person?

A: No, it will be available for pickup on location.

Q: What if I need to change my location from in-person to online (or vice versa)?

A: We understand that circumstances might change unexpectedly. We are flexible with changing your registration from in-person to online or vice versa, just please let us know so we can adjust your swag box. Also, if you make hotel reservations, please contact the hotel directly to change your reservation.

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