Supporting the Network
Marinah V. Farrell
Marinah V. Farrell is active in multiple public health initiatives within her community and at the national and international levels. Marinah supports the work of Good Birth for All in every facet of creation and implementation, including hosting the network's Podcast.
Her background includes diverse activism such as street level medic work and immigration activism in Arizona, clinical/government policy work in Mexico and Africa, organizational development and facilitation in the U.S and Mexico with various non-profits, and as a founding board member of a primary care free clinic, Phoenix Allies for Community Health.
Marinah is passionate about advocating for traditional and community health workers, and has worked as a staff midwife for birth centers and medical facilities internationally, as a program coordinator for traditional midwives, and an educator. Marinah is the owner of Phoenix Midwife, a longstanding midwifery practice in Arizona.
Marinah is active in national midwifery and maternal health coalitions, and served as the past president for the Midwives Alliance of North America.
Other current leadership positions include:
*President of Changing Woman Initiative, a groundbreaking indigenous midwifery project based in New Mexico
*Board member National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
*Founder/Director Parteras de Maiz, a non-profit dedicated to advocacy for traditional birth work, health justice and the Dignity Birth Campaign, a campaign working towards healing trauma and embracing dignity for midwives.