About Us



LaneCoFBC is the 
PeaceHealth Nurse Midwifery Birth Center’s volunteer-led consumer advisory panel. We support community access to an accredited, freestanding birth center. Our existence and activities meet the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers requirement that accredited birth centers (1) have effective mechanisms for receiving advice and information from consumers and (2) demonstrate the effect of this input on the policy and operation of the center. Toward these ends, the LaneCoFBC has quarterly board meetings, in addition to biannual meetings with Birth Center staff and PeaceHealth leadership. We maintain an email account, blog and a Facebook page: 

Email:              lanecofbc@gmail.com
Blog:                http://www.lanecofbc.blogspot.com
Facebook:        http://www.facebook.com/lanecofbc
Instagram:        https://www.instagram.com/lanecofbc
Twitter:            http://twitter.com/lanecofbc
Hast tag:           #SaveTheNurseMidwiferyBirthCenter 


Board Members: 
Lynn Kane, PhD
Co-Chair, Lane County Friends of the Birth Center
Commissioner, Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers
Mother of two birth center babies (born 2010, 2012)

Ann Carney Nelson
COO, Inpria Corporation
Co-Chair, Lane County Friends of the Birth Center
Mother of two birth center babies (born 2012, 2015)

Katharine Gallagher, MPP
Founding member & Former Chair, Lane County Friends of the Birth Center
Former Commissioner, Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers
Centro Latino Americano, Social Services

Mother of two babies, one VBAC baby at hospital cared for by the birth center midwives (born 2005, 2007)

Heather LeCompte, MA in Counseling
Mother of one birth center baby (born 2015)

Jennifer Noyce, PhD
Mother of two birth center babies (born 2012, 2014)

Teresa Roark, MPH
Mother of one birth center baby (born 2018)

Lindsay Selser
Communications and Policy Analyst--Planning and Development Department, City of Eugene
Board of Directors, Sexual Assault Support Services
Mother of two birth center babies (born 2014, 2016)

Rabbi Jacob Siegel
Father of two birth center babies (born 2017, due 2019)

Emeritus Board
Katharine Gallagher
Eleanor Vandegrift
Karen Guillemin
Kathy Lynn
Renee Bailey
Anna Chorlton
Maria Blum
Jennifer Rinner
Sara Starlin
Matt Huston