Meet the Team

Quality Improvement Expert Panel

AWHONN’s Quality Improvement Expert Panel leads the strategic direction for the project. The multi-disciplinary skill set of the panel provides for a comprehensive approach to any issues hospitals may encounter along the quality improvement journey.

Brian Bateman, MD, MSc

Chief, Division of Obstetric Anesthesia|
Associate Professor|
Brigham and Women’s Hospital |
Harvard Medical School

Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN

Executive Director | Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement
Associate Professor | University of Maryland

Renee Byfield, FNP, MS, RN, C-EFM

Nurse Program Development Specialist | AWHONN

Brenda Chagolla, RNC, MSN, CNS, NEA-BC

Manager | University Birthing Suites/Women’s Pavilion/Newborn Nursery | University of California Davis Medical Center

Jed Gorlin, MD

Medical Director | Associate Professor Innovative Blood Resources | University of Minnesota

David Lagrew, MD

Executive Medical Director, Women’s Services | St. Joseph Hoag Health

Marla Seacrist, PhD, RN

Professor| California State University, Stanislaus

Ben Scheich, MS

Director | Data Analytics | AWHONN

AWHONN Regional Project Leaders

AWHONN has relied upon its network of nurses in the District of Columbia , Georgia, and New Jersey to coordinate the PPH Project. Below are the nurses who have been instrumental in organizing the project for the state.

Robyn D’Oria MA, RNC, APN

Executive Director | Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Catherine Ruhl, MS, CNM

Director of Women's Health Programs | AWHONN

Lashea Wattie RNC, C-EFM, BSN, M.ED

Clinical Nurse Specialist | Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Project Overview

Improve PPH care through quality improvement methods and collaboration


Learn more about our geographic areas of focus

Participating Hospitals

View the list of participating hospitals & meetings


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Press Room

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