Amber received a Bachelor in Behavioral Science from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University. She completed her graduate degree at the University of Cincinnati, with a Master of Nursing in Midwifery, and a post-Masters certificate in Global Women’s Health. She received her Executive Doctorate in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University, with a research focus on Respectful Maternity Care (RMC), particularly the intrapartum monitoring of obese patients, and improving maternal-fetal outcomes in that population. She is board certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), and is a voting member of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM). She is President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in VA. Amber serves on several state executive boards, including the Maternal Mortality Review board, and the Perinatal Quality board. She was nominated for Birth Advocate of the Year in 2015, and was the recipient of the Monarch award for Innovation in Nursing in 2017. In 2018, she was nominated for Global Visionary in Women’s Health. While serving as Vice President at The Women’s Hospital at Henrico Doctors’, Amber drove important innovative change initiatives that had impact on a national level, including a 27% reduction in cesarean rates, implementation of a collaborative MD/CNM hospitalist program, and adopting an RMC platform in her hospital. In 2018 she was published in “Nobody Told Me about That”, a guide to the first six weeks postpartum. Amber currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Tristar Centennial Women’s and Children’s hospital. She is the author of numerous articles, and a speaker on consent practices and clinical innovation. Amber works within her organization and on a national level to improve access to respectful care for all women.