In July, Eugenia Criss, joined our Uganda team for a two year position as co-manager and midwifery apprentice. In November, Eugenia and MHI director, Rachel Zaslow, sat next to one another by chance on an airplane, and it was clear they had work to do together. Eugenia had a life long wish to be a midwife, and a lifetime of experience in human resources management. We are so honored to have been able to offer Eugenia our first woman of color scholarship and work exchange to be able to help her fulfill her dreams of becoming a midwife. She is a passionate, smart, talented leader and we are thrilled to have her on board. Please read her bio below and join us in welcoming Eugenia!
Eugenia is a specialist on women’s health, childbirth and wellness
She is a Student Midwife, Doula, Childbirth Educator, and a HypnoBirth Practitioner and someday hopes to become a Naturopathic doctor.
Miss Criss’s education coupled with many years as a Director in Human
Resources, Finance and Operations in the private sector, has given her a
strong foundation for addressing a wide range of challenges. Her love though has been in the field of birthing. First as a Doula, then Childbirth Educator, then HypnoBirth practitioner to now student Midwife, has enabled Eugenia to assist in helping women to understand what her pregnant body is experiencing, allowing her to make choices as to how she wants to birth.mShe brings a provocative, fresh and transformative approach to empowering women to choose the birthing model of ‘HER” choice. Her passion for the birth model when she speaks about this to anyone is interactive, high energy and thought provoking. Most importantly she
speaks from the heart, enabling women to commit to taking inspired ACTION involving their birthing, health and ultimately their wellness. Miss Criss has dedicated her life to inspiring women to flourish, encouraging women to want to
create a healthy birth and a healthy body by tuning into their inner wisdom. This vision is truly her life’s work, her social responsibility, her calling if you will!