Kendra works as a Certified Nurse-Midwife at KY One Health OB/GYN and is actively involved in the American College of Nurse Midwives where she is currently the vice-chair of the Midwives Political Action Committee.
After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Comparative Religion, Kendra attended Lexington Healing Arts Academy and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. For nine years, she was a labor doula and childbirth educator and this experience was the foundation for her interest in normal, physiological birth.
In 2012, Kendra earned her Masters of Science in Nursing degree at Frontier Nursing University. She was awarded the Kitty Ernst Leadership Scholarship. Kendra works as a Certified Nurse-Midwife at KY One Health OB/GYN where she sees girls and women from puberty to menopause and beyond. She is actively involved in the American College of Midwives (ACNM) and is currently the vice-chair of the Midwives Political Action Committee. She enjoys producing midwifery spoof videos that have been shown at the ACNM annual meetings.
Kendra’s research interests are in gathering workforce data on Kentucky midwives and investigating attribution of deliveries to midwives on birth certificates. She will investigate barriers to midwifery practice and explore ways in which policy changes can improve access to midwifery care. Kendra is married and has three busy children.