Treasurer, serving on the Board since 2015
Zelda first moved to Anchorage in 1975. She has two grown sons, and four grandchildren. After the unplanned home birth of her second son (FAST labor), she became involved in the home birth community in Anchorage. Apprenticing under a direct-entry midwife, she then started her own home birth practice. The experience as a direct-entry midwife led her to become a certified nurse-midwife (CNM). She received a BSN from UAA in 1989, a CNM from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 1993, and MSN from Case Western University in 1998.
Upon becoming a CNM, Zelda opened a freestanding birth center in Anchorage. Providing OB and well woman care to a vast variety of women, young and old. Care was provided on a sliding scale basis for cash payers and for most insurance companies and Medicaid. She has spent her last six year working at the Alaska Native Medical Center.
In 2009 Zelda moved to Homer where she filled in as a provider at the KBFPC. She has always believed in the importance of providing affordable health care for everyone. An advocate for the growth of KBFPC’s services and programs, Zelda participates on the board to help KBFPC continue to be a valuable resource in Homer for healthcare, education and outreach.