Wendy is the Program Director and Instructor for Family Trees Birth Programs. Her exciting and dynamic teaching style make Family Trees classes and seminars fun and energetic. Wendy holds a Masters degree in health with a concentration in midwifery and women's healthcare. In 2015, she was inducted into the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators and earned Lamaze Accreditation for the Family Trees Lamaze Educator program. She is currently pursing a PhD in adult education. After a 15-year career in early childhood and art education, Wendy answered the call to work with childbearing families. She became a certified doula through DONA International and worked as a birth assistant in the local Amish and Mennonite communities. She has supported hundreds of mothers as they've welcomed their new babies into this world. As a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and Program Director for Lamaze, Wendy provides empowering education to parents and professionals. She consistently receives glowing reviews from her students and coworkers. Wendy has taught at major hospital systems throughout the United States and has trained childbirth educators from around the world. Professionally, Wendy is involved with research at Towson University School of Nursing and has guest lectured at several universities including Penn State University and Notre Dame University in Maryland. Wendy was the featured speaker at the regional AWHONN meeting and presented at the Lamaze International conferences in Fort Worth, TX and Pittsburgh, PA. She proudly represented her state lobbying for better maternity care on Capitol Hill in 2017, holding appointments with five members of congress. Wendy is passionate about addressing the healthcare disparities that exist within the United States maternity care system. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her love for labor support and education with other birth professionals. Above all else, she is most proud of her four children.