Annual Conference: May 2, 2015


Registration table and breakfast open at 7:30am, presentations start promptly at 8:00am.


Speakers for this year’s conference include:

Andrea Bell is currently serving as the NICU/Pediatric Nurse Manager at Salem Hospital. She believes in a team-driven approach to ensuring her patients, and their families, have an exceptional experience during their stay. She will be speaking about the project in Marion County to drive down the rate of infant mortality due to unsafe sleep situations for babies.
Arika Bridgeman-Bonyali is a Program Specialist at the Community Capacitation Center which is part of the Multnomah County Health Department. She is the Project Coordinator for the Community Education Worker Program in which Community Health Workers with additional training in early childhood development work with families in the African-American, Latino, and Native American/Alaskan Native communities to address the social determinants of health and educational inequities in their cultural communities. Arika also facilitates Community Health Worker Trainings on a variety of topics.

Teresa Rios-Campos is a Community Health Worker (CHW) for the Community Capacitation Center of Multnomah County Health Department in Portland Oregon. Ms. Rios-Campos has over 25 years of experience as a CHW. Ms. Rios-Campos has presented in over 50 states, at national and International conferences, and is a well-known trainer and advocate for Community Health Worker and Popular Education. She served on the Advisory Council of the National Community Health Advisor Study and she was the formal chair of the Community Health Workers Special Primary Interest Group of APHA Community Health Worker 2000-2002. At the present moment Ms. Rios-Campos serves as a Vice Chair of the Oregon Community Health Worker Association and she is very involved with faith communities.
Wendy Foster has been teaching restorative Pilates for over 15 years, is a pre/post fitness specialist and birth recovery expert. She produced a birth recovery DVD and has trained /licensed midwives, doulas, chiropractors, LAc's, LMT's, Yogis and fitness professionals in her mamalates holistic method.
Hilary Kinavey is the co-founder of Be Nourished and a licensed professional counselor.  Her work is focused on helping people heal the relationship between food and body and live authentically and whole-heartedly in the bodies they are in today.  She has also developed an approach called Body Trust (TM) Wellness and trains helping professionals in how to do this healing work. She is currently working on a workbook about Body Trust and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
Amy Nash-Kille is a NACEF board member, and recently finished a PhD which focused on neurological development in infants and children with special needs. She is currently an educator with Legacy Health's Pregnancy and Parenting Education department, as well as the founder and owner of Bridge City Doula Services. Amy has a passion for working with diverse families, and will be facilitating a panel of individuals with LGBTQ and alternative family configurations.

The one-day conference will be held at the Legacy Meridian Park Education Center in Tualatin, Oregon.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors!

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