Jessica Burke-Lazarus, ARNP, CNM
B.S., University of California – Davis, 2008
B.S.N., University of Washington, 2009
D.N.P., University of Washington, 2013
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
Why I work at Neighborcare Health:
I am a midwife because I am inspired by the strength of women and see midwifery as a way to foster empowerment and build communities, which is also central to the mission of Neighborcare Health. I am energized by the work that midwives do and delight in opportunities to facilitate learning and support women during pregnancy and birth. In particular, I have always felt drawn towards working with underserved populations and am in awe of and constantly inspired by the diverse population of women we serve at Neighborcare.
Jessica felt a calling towards women’s health since she was a young teenager and she is committed to serving women and their families both in pregnancy and across the lifespan. While completing her undergraduate degree, Jessica worked for a free student-run health clinic serving uninsured Latinos in Sacramento, CA and also as a research assistant for clinical studies on breastfeeding. In graduate school, she worked as a teaching assistant in both undergraduate and graduate nursing courses at the University of Washington. In her off hours, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband cooking and being outdoors. She also enjoys reading, swimming and practicing yoga.