Student midwives of color training program


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Board of Education
Visiting Educators     
Onsite Educators

Our board of education

It is our extreme pleasure to have these amazing women on board! They provide direct supportive services to the students and to the program.

With their guidance our program will acheive great success!

Eden Croft

Eden Croft

Eden Croft is a work from home mom of 2 young children that she birthed in planned, midwife-attended homebirths.

She enjoys crafting natural personal care products for both thrift and profit, and currently
teaches others to do the same.

She grew up mainly in Zimbabwe, before moving to the US for college over two decades ago.

She has called Arizona home for 12 years.


Abiana Conliffe

My name is Abiana Conliffe. I am a wife, mom to 4 (homebirthed my youngest), licensed social worker and part time doula. I also have a dog.  In the next few years, I would love to start midwife school and blend it with my background in mental health in order to focus on perinatal mood disorders. 

I am very excited to be part of SMOC.

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Clottee Hammons

Clottee is a powerful social justice advocate and community health educator. She is the Creative Director at Emancipation Arts and partners with Arizona Caribbean Cultural Association. Clottee also provides community STI informational events and educates organizations and the public on American Chattle Slavery.

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Marinah Farrell

Marinah is a home birth mother of two, midwife, past President of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA), the professional association for all midwives, and is currently serving as Senior Advisor for the Division of Access and Equity.


Cris Franco

Cris is a home birth mom and mother of two children. She  is a permaculturist and is presently pursuing her masters degree at ASU in Native American Studies and Business Management with a focus on nonprofit and NGO organizations.


Dawn Klecka

Dawn is a home birth mom, mother of two, registered nurse and nursing educator. Dawn is a tireless advocate for women, children and community health.

Shell Luttrell Midwife program director

Program Director

Shell Luttrell is a midwife, founder of the The Phoenix Birth Foundation, Eats on Feets, Midwives Rising and The Phoenix Birth Center. She belives that the preservation of traditional midwifery is imperitive. 

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