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Judy is married and has two grown daughters, Alia and Shoshana. She has two dogs, Lucis and Kavi, who keep her busy and make her laugh. When she is not working, she loves to take a walk, bake, read, and spend time with friends and family.

Why I Work at Neighborcare:

I work at Neighborcare because I feel deeply connected to the mission of the organization.  Working as a midwife at Neighborcare has been fascinating and fulfilling for me for over 30 years, and continues to be so.  I also feel very lucky and grateful to work with the other amazing midwives on our midwifery team at Neighborcare.

I began attending births in the late 1970s as a birth assistant in a rural Oregon clinic. Motivated by my love for the work and my deep commitment to pregnant people and their health care, I began a nine-year journey that led to my becoming a Certified Nurse-Midwife. Being a midwife gives me a chance to blend science and art into a role that serves non-pregnant and pregnant people and their families. I am humbled by the diversity of cultural backgrounds and birth traditions among my clients. I feel very grateful for the opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship with a pregnant person and their support networks over the course of a pregnancy and a lifetime. 


Board Certified Nurse Midwife, 1988
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, 1988


DNP, Washington State University, WA, 2016
MSN, University of California, San Francisco & San Diego (Intercampus Graduate Studies), CA, 1988
BSN, University of Washington, WA, 1983