Brian Brocato, DO, FACOG, Obstetrics Lead

Brian is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) specializing in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He is part of the Brookwood Baptist Health Primary and Specialty Care Network, dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic and complex maternal and fetal health conditions. He received his medical degree from Western University in Pomona, CA in 2007 and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He is a Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists. Brian has advanced knowledge of the obstetrical, medical, and surgical complications of pregnancy & their effect mothers & babies.

Samuel Gentle, MD, Neonatology Lead

Samuel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Neonatology) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from UAB, completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a fellowship at UAB. His special interests include local and statewide quality improvement initiatives, education/curriculum development, and research related to prematurity.

DeeAnne Jackson, MD, MPH, Pediatrics Lead

DeeAnne is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Academic General Pediatrics) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, completed both residency and fellowship at UAB/Children’s of Alabama, and received an MPH from the UAB School of Public Health. As Medical Director of the UAB Hospital Newborn Nursery, she develops curriculum/educational materials for pediatric residents and medical students, authors clinical protocols and policies, and participates in several Alabama committees relating to newborn care.

Martha S. Wingate, DrPH, MPH, Administrative/Public Health Lead

Martha is a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. Her work focuses on preterm birth, fetal and infant mortality, racial and ethnic disparities in birth outcomes, public health systems, and health policies related to pregnancy and infant health. She provides local, statewide, and national technical assistance to the MCH workforce.

Name Organization Representing
Rosemary Blackmon Alabama Hospital Association
Brian Brocato, DO, FACOG Brookwood Baptist Health Primary and Specialty Care Network
Janet Bronstein, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
Mallory Camerio, BS Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Donna Dunn, PhD, CNM, FNP-BC Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) Representative, Alabama Office of Women’s Health
Eric Ford, PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health
Samuel Gentle, MD University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pediatrics, Neonatology
Jessica Hardy, MPH, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Women’s Health, Maternal and Child Health Services Program
DeeAnne Jackson, MD, MPH University of Alabama at Birmingham, Academic General Pediatrics
Honour McDaniel, MPH March of Dimes, Maternal Infant Health
April Montgomery, BSN, RN Alabama Department of Public Health, State Perinatal Program
Drew Nelson, MPH Alabama Medicaid, Quality Assurance Division
Cathy Nichols, RN Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Alabama Section Representative
Ginnie Prater, MD Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Rhiannon Reed, DrPH Consumer Representative
Melinda Rowe, MD Alabama Medicaid
Allison Todd, MSN, RN University of Alabama at Birmingham, OB/GYN
Dianna Tullier, Med Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education
Martha Wingate, DrPH University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health