Baesh3.jpgLev Baesh, RN, Rabbi, JD, MHL
I am participating in the “Delivering Peace” delegation because I want my work to be immediate, hands on and helpful in places where tangible support is often missed. I chose COHI because of my friend, COHI founder Sera Bonds. I know the good work she does and her commitment to the people COHI serves. I have no reservations about COHI because I know its leadership. I am looking forward to getting my hands messy, although as hygienic as possible given conditions, and making a difference in the lives of those who are creating new life and those entering the world. I want to be a part of making the passage into the world safer and hope that with that beginning, the next generation can grow into a more globally conscious and locally safe people.

Lev Baesh recently became a registered nurse. He also has extensive knowledge of nonprofit management and fundraising. Lev lives in Austin, TX.

simone_290x290Simone Lance, CNM
My decision to become a midwife was informed by my desire to do international work. Having the opportunity to connect with women (both mothers and midwives) and work in partnership with them brings me a sense of purpose and contribution that helps carry me from one day to the next.

Circle of Health International is an organization I really admire. Since my first introduction to the staff at COHI I have been reassured by their sincerity and knowledge-base. They are a small, trustworthy organization doing big, big things and I am honored to be included in their effort. I was raised in a Jewish family and have always wanted to travel back to the Middle East and invest in peaceful efforts in this region of the world. Learn more about Simone and contribute directly to her campaign, Delivering Peace.

Simone Lance is a Certified Nurse Midwife with 1.5 years experience, Registered Nurse and Certified in neonatal resuscitation and CPR. She lives in California.

meg stairesMeg Staires
I am joining the “Delivering Peace” Delegation because there is great suffering, and it is within my power to take action. I am joining COHI because of its mission to support women, and the organization’s history of doing things that matter makes sense. I’m so excited for the chance to bring practical resources and encouragement to people providing care and to the women receiving it. I’m hopeful our group can offer some relief. I’m grateful for the opportunity!

 Meg Staires is an Emergency Medical Technician. She also has an in-depth knowledge of midwifery. She lives in Dubai.

Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis, Esq., Human Rights Advocacy Director for MADRE and Clinic Professor of Law for the IWHR Clinic at CUNY Law School provides litigation and advocacy services for women’s human rights organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For over ten years she has worked as an advocate and has written extensively on international women’s human rights issues in including in disaster and post-conflict settings. Prior to MADRE, Lisa worked as a human rights legal consultant for various UN Experts, international organizations, and governments throughout the world. Lisa currently serves as the Coordinator for the Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN) Gender Working Group and is a member of the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee.


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