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

Harvard Medical School | Massachusetts General Hospital Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia | Faculty

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, RN, MSN, CNS

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

Jed Gorlin, MD

Medical Director | Associate Professor Memorial Blood Center | University of Minnesota

David Lagrew, MD

Medical Director of Physician Informatics & Chief Integration and Accountability Officer | MemorialCare

Marla J. Marek PhD, RNC, BSN, MSN

Assistant 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

Explore PPH coverage in the media

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