Our Faculty And Staff

Jennie Joseph

LM, CPM

Founder and Director, Clinical Director/Clinical Coordinator, Instructor

 

DIPLOMA IN NURSERY NURSING 1978

National Nursery Examination Board, UK

Harrow College of Technology and Art, London, England

DIPLOMA IN MIDWIFERY 1981

Central Midwives Board, UK

Barnett College of Nursing and Midwifery, London, England

CERTIFICATE IN MIDWIFERY 1994

School of Complementary Medicine, Oviedo, Florida

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE 1995

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

 

 

Jennie Joseph, a British-trained midwife and women’s health advocate, moved to the United States in 1989 and began a journey that has culminated in the formation of an innovative maternal child health care system, TheJJ Way®. (http://www.commonsensechildbirth.org/jjway/)Jennie has worked extensively in European hospitals, American birth centers, clinics, and home birth environments. Jennie has been instrumental in the regulation of Florida midwives since the 1990s and has been involved in midwifery education since 1995. She is a former Chair of Florida’s State Council of Licensed Midwives. Currently, she owns a Florida licensed midwifery school attached to her nationally-renowned birth center and maternity medical home in Winter Garden, Florida. She also developed and administers perinatal professional training and certification programs to address the health care provider shortage, diversify the maternal child health (MCH) workforce, and address persistent racial and class disparities in birth outcomes. Due to the high prematurity rates experienced by low income and uninsured women, Jennie established an outreach clinic for pregnant women, who are at risk of not receiving prenatal care. Her ‘EasyAccess’ Prenatal Care Clinics offer quality maternity care for all, regardless of their choice of delivery site or ability to pay and has successfully reduced both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in Central Florida. There are both quantitative and qualitative studies underway regarding Jennie’s work as well as continuous reviews of the impact of her clinical and educational programs. Jennie’s model of healthcare, TheJJWay ®, provides an evidence-based system to deliver MCH services which improve health, reduce costs and produce better outcomes all round. As Founder and Executive Director of her own non-profit corporation Commonsense Childbirth Inc. Jennie firmly believes that: “Every woman wants a healthy baby and every woman deserves one”

Justine Clegg

MS, LM, CPM, LMHC, BA, CLC

Academic Coordinator, Instructor

 

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONALCOUNSELING

Florida International University, Miami, Florida

CERTIFICATE IN MIDWIFERY

South Florida School of Midwifery, Miami, Florida

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE

North American Registry of Midwives (NARM)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETINGUniversity of Miami, Miami, Florida

CERTIFIED LACTATION COUNSELOR Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice

 

 

Justine Clegg has been active in maternal and child health since 1974 when she became a La Leche League Leader, then a childbirth educator, labor coach, and birth assistant. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Miami, a 3-year Diploma from the South Florida School of Midwifery, and a Masters in Science degree in Counseling from Florida International University. Ms.Clegg is a home birth midwife licensed in Florida since 1986. She is a Certified Professional Midwife through North American Registry of Midwives since1993. She is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1993.  She became a Certified Lactation Counselor, Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice, since 2008. She was Midwifery Program Director at Miami Dade Community College, Medical Center Campus,1994-2008, and received an Endowed Chair, 2003-2006.

Tara Dalles

MS, BS, CPCS, CCC (CCSM)

School Administrator

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATION,University of Central Florida

CERTIFIED PROVIDER CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST, National Association of Medical Staff Services

CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH CONSULTANT, Commonsense ChildbirthSchool of Midwifery

 

 

Tara Dalles is a native Floridian with a master’s degree in health service administration which she utilized for eight years at Orlando Health. After the birth of her two daughters, she was inspired to leave her successful career to pursue her passion for birth work. Tara became certified as a Childbirth Consultant through the Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery and has been practicing as a doula and educator for over 2years. I n addition to doula work, Tara works as the School Administrator with Commonsense Childbirth School of midwifery. In her roles, she seeks to use her organization skills and mentor mentality to help our community thrive.

Faculty Instructors

Kendra Ippel

BS, MS, CPM, LM

Instructor

 

BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BIOLOGY Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MIDWIFERY Midwives College of Utah, Utah

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL MIDWIFE, North American Registry of Midwives(NARM)

 

Kathy Bradley

AA, IBCLC, ICCE, CCA

Instructor

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GENERAL EDUCATION, BrevardCommunity College, Cocoa, Florida

INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT(IBCLC), International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR (ICCE),International Childbirth Education AssociationCERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH ASSISTANT (CCA), ChildbirthEnhancement Foundation

 

Spanning a 25-year career in the maternal health field, Kathy is the visionary behind Childbirth Concierge. She is strongly motivated to support women no matter how they choose to birth or feed their babies. As a mother of 5, she truly understands the challenges families face preparing for birth and caring for their newborns. A born educator, she is in her element teaching new parents and health professionals. She worked for14 years in Maternal Health at Winnie Palmer Hospital in Orlando and is a self-proclaimed “Birth JUNKIE”. Kathy has been involved with perinatal education and health care since1989. Her focus over the years has been providing education and support to women of all income levels. As the founder and executive director of the former Childbirth Enhancement Foundation, she developed partnerships and training programs for community-based doula programs with 14 hospitals. She managed a $350,000 grant to provide low-income women childbirth education, doula and lactation support services in Santa Fe, NM.

Michelle Hannah, LM, BA 

Clinical Coordinator, Instructor, Preceptor

 

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Southeastern University 

CERTIFICATE OF MIDWIFERY, Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery

CERTIFIED BREASTFEEDING SPECIALIST, Lactation Education Resources 

 

 

 

Michelle Hannah discovered a passion for Midwifery during her first pregnancy over 15 years ago. The varying experiences of her four labors brought her to a desire to pursue midwifery as a career.  Mrs. Hannah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. She earned her Certificate of Midwifery from CommonSense Childbirth School of Midwifery in 2015 and works, as a Midwife, at Celebrate Birth in Lakeland, Florida.  She has a passion for teaching and training women in the art of Midwifery. 

At CCSM we are actively growing and diversifying our faculty and as a result we are excited to share that our upcoming additions to our faculty include many midwifery elders and teachers. Please continue to check back in to discover the newest additions to our team.

 

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