In 2016, this group connected to form a Fundraising Committee tasked with raising money for Florida Licensed Midwives. The Foundation for Florida Midwives, Inc. grew from a desire to unite around mutual goals and promote midwifery and its advancement in Florida.
The Board is comprised solely of volunteers who do not benefit financially from your donations.
AMANDA MANN, LM
Amanda works as both a practicing midwife at Lakeland Midwifery Care, Inc. and Associate Director at the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery. For more than a decade, Amanda has been dedicated to Florida midwifery. As the founding Board President, she is excited to unite midwives around a common goal--protection of autonomous midwifery practice in Florida.
Board Vice President
Abby Reichardt is a lifelong local of North Central Florida. She is currently a senior midwifery student at The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She has been a birth worker in the Gainesville area since 2010, and loves working with local families to provide supportive and safe birth options. She spends most her time attending birth and advocating for Midwifery in Florida. Outside of Midwifery work, she enjoys the rivers and springs of North Florida, listening to (and singing) music, and sharing time with family and friends. Abby lives in the Gainesville area with her husband, two children, dog, cats and chickens.
CORI DUARTE, LM, CPM
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Cori has been passionate about women's reproductive health for as long as she can remember. A graduate from the University of South Florida and the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery, Cori has studied the trends of maternal and fetal health extensively. She is currently a staff midwife at Labor of Love Lutz, a busy birth center in Lutz, Florida. She is excited to be one of the Foundation's founding members.
Margo Dandreano, native Floridian, mother of two, wife of one, is set to graduate from the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in August 2017. She began her journey towards midwifery when her children turned 18 in 2012. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, going kayaking, traveling, dancing, and learning new things. She also has her own business, Diamond Tattoos, which serves The Villages. Margo resides in Belleview, FL with her husband and their two amazing cats.