Adrienne received her graduate degree from Fort Valley State University and became a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in 2003. She completed her nursing and midwifery education at the University of California, San Francisco and apprenticed at a birth center. She is thrilled to bring her lactation training and out-of-hospital birth experience to the Washington, DC area and to the women and families of FHBC.
Ebony Marcelle is the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope that includes Family Health and Birth Center. Formerly the Administrative Chief of Midwifery Service at Medstar Washington Hospital Center she completed her nursing education at Georgetown University and Midwifery at Philadelphia University. She was recognized by Save the Children for their “Real Award Midwife Honoree” in 2014. In 2015 she was recognized by the American College of Nurse Midwives with the “Young Whippersnapper” award for midwives excelling professionally with less than 10 years’ experience. She was inducted this year as Fellow in the college. Last year she completed the Duke University and Johnson & Johnson Nursing Leadership Fellowship. Mrs Marcelle is known for her passion in midwifery and midwifery’s role in reproductive justice. She continues to build culturally aware midwifery with driven clinical models of care specifically for underserved African American women. She is currently serves on the following boards: March for Moms, National Association for the Advancement of Black Birth, and is a collaborator with Black Mamas Matter. Most recently she was appointed to the District’s Inaugural Maternal Mortality Review Committee. She resides here in Washington, DC, with her husband, Step-son, and two fur-children.
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