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Stephanie Martin, DO is Medical Director and co-owner of Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, LLC. Through her consulting business she helps hospitals develop obstetric intensive care programs and establish a Maternal Level of Care. In addition to her extensive clinical experience caring for critically ill obstetric patients, Dr Martin has helped lead and develop MFM practices in several states. Her passion for educating has also led to her role as Course Director for America's Board Review MFM Oral Board Exam Review Course, helping MFM candidates prepare for the oral board examination. 

She received her medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University of California Irvine Medical Center where she also completed a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is board certified in MFM and OB/GYN. 

She recently completed her term on the Board of Directors for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and continues to serve as Chairman of the Membership and Bylaws Committee. Dr Martin's particular interests involve medical and surgical complications of pregnancy and critical care in obstetrics. She has authored numerous book chapters and articles and is a highly sought after speaker on Critical Care in Obstetrics.

Adam Snyder, JD is a healthcare defense attorney based in Chicago. He defends hospitals and clinicians in all specialties and at all levels. His practice focuses on the defense of birth trauma, catastrophic injury, and women's health matters. He has defended approximately one hundred of these challenging cases, and his responibilities include managing all aspects of litigation. He is part of a nationwide effort to develop and coordinate strategies for the admission of reasonable value and damages eveidence in high-exposure cases. He has served as special counsel to large insurers on compliance matters related to the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and defended these companies in litigation over the Act. At the request of a Chicago-area hospital, he developed the policies, procedures and founding documents to create a new institutional review board. 

He makes his commitment to his clients known. He frequently lectures to health care and claims professionals, serve as co-chair of a leading perinatal care conference, and has been invited to be presenting faculty at clinical and legal seminars throughout the country. He is a leader on the boards of multiple hospital and charitable organizations that are dedicated to raising awareness and funds for women's healthcare and women's health research. 

Carol Burke, MSN, APRN/CNS, RNC-OB, CEFM is a post-masters Advance Practice Professional Registered Nurse specializing in women and newborn health. With over 40 years of extensive clinical, administrative and educational experiences, her broad background spans both low-risk and high-risk culturally diverse perinatal populations as a certified midwife, perinatal clinical nurse specialist and bedside nurse. Carol is a published author in both peer-reviewed nursing and medical publications. She frequently presents at national conferences, webinars and is a locally well-known speaker on numerous perinatal topics. 

As a 30-year member of AWHONN, she has served in many capacities including Illinois Secretary-Treasurer, 2012-14 National Board of Directors, and AWHONN's National Secretary-Treasurer 2015-17. She is also an author and peer reviewer for AWHONN publications including POEP and evidence-based publications.

Kristi Jarvis, BS, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P is the Forensic Program Coordinator for the Hennepin Assault Response Team (HART). HART is responsible for providing medical-forensic exam services to victims and suspects of violence across the lifespan at ten hositals in three counties, including Hennepin, Dakota, and Rice. She started working as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) in 2011 and became the Program Coordinator for HART in 2015. Kristi is a member on a number of teams throughout the community, including the Hennepin and Rice County SMART Teams, the Dakota County Coordinated Community Response Team, the statewide Medical-Forsensic Exam Access Advisory Team, the Safe Harbor Medical Protocol Team, and the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. She also consults as an expert witness in cases of domestic assault-strangulation, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. From 2014-2015, Kristi worked as a content expert on a joint project with the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. HART was awarded a 1.5 million dollar grant in the fall of 2018 to provide training and education to Registered Nurses throughout the Midwest. Kristi is the Project Director for the grant and the core curriculum developer of the education. 

Kristi has her AS in Nursing and a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She also completed a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Nursing and is certified as both an adult & adolescent and a pediatric SANE. Kristi routinely presents at both the local and national level, provides SANE training, and has published two manuscripts related to sexual assault, one of which was awarded the Research Article of the Year Award from the Journal of Forensic Nursing, titled, "Debunking Three Rape Myths".

Kjerstin Rydeen, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor's of Social Work and Sociology degree from Concordia College. She has been working with the perinatal population in a hospital setting for the past seven years. Kjerstin has participated in the National Association of Perinatal Social Workers conferences. She has specialized in Perinatal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Postpartum PTSD Secondary to Traumatic Delivery, and Toxic Stress and the Impact on the Developing Brain. Kjerstin is excited to share knowledge that will enhance patient, family, and staff experiences.

Claire Knoploh, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's of Social Work degree from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor's of Social Work and Family Studies degree from Saint Olaf College. She has six years of experience working with children and their families in the pediatric hospital setting. For the past three years, Claire has been a Maternal Child Health social worker at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Claire has specialized training in Perinatal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Toxic Stress and the Impact on the Developing Brain, Secondary Trauma in Healthcare, and Postpartum PTSD Secondary to Traumatic Delivery.

Kris Langworthy, BSN is the founder and CEO of Impact Zone Strategies, a personal leadership development company. It was after her experience of caring for and coaching her daughter through cancer that she began to pursue her passion for coaching and consulting. Today it is her joy to inspire and challenge leaders to engage the mindsets, tools, and skills necessary to have better relationships with themselves, their circumstances, and those they associate with so that they can experience the success they desire. 

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