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team & advisory board

executive team

gwen martin, CEO

Gwen Martin CEO

Responsible for the overall strategic direction of Amma. In this role she is focused on creating new avenues for growth and developing partner relationships.

Gwen has been building and growing businesses throughout her career. She has a history of success in cultivating relationships and leading teams to grow award winning brands. Mom and stepmom in her blended family to: Erica, Ellie, Maisy, Georgia and Henry. You can reach her at Gwen@ammaparentingcenter.com

Kristine merta, CEO

Kristine Merta CEO

Responsible for the overall strategic direction of Amma. In this role she is focused on creating new avenues for growth and developing partner relationships.

Kristine has extensive experience developing business, growing and managing relationships, and leading teams. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations. Mom to triplets Lydia, Clifford and Emily. You can reach her at Kristine@ammaparentingcenter.com

Missy Duffy, RN

Missy Duffy RN MS

Missy is the Director of Operations. An RN since 1992, she has a background in perinatal nursing, nursing administration, and childbirth education. Missy oversees Amma operations and manages our fabulous center associate staff. Mom to: Keegan, Finnegan and Macgregor. You can reach her at missy@ammaparentingcenter.com

Terri Hafner, retail

Terri Hafner

Terri supports operations & materials management at Amma. Her background spans retail management, merchandising, retail consulting, business startup, and art. Mom to: Brian and Joe. You can reach her at terri@ammaparentingcenter.com

Loretta Sauvageau RN ICCE

Loretta is the Director of New Parent Education and CPR.  She is an RN and has over 20 years experience as a Certified Childbirth Education Instructor through International Childbirth Education Association.  Loretta oversees our new parent and CPR classes and manages their fabulous teachers. Mom to: Tyler, Parker and Sophia. You can reach her at loretta@ammaparentingcenter.com

Jodi Haas RN

Jodi is the Director of Prenatal Education.  She is an RN with over 17 years of experience.  Jodi has spent the majority of that time helping parents welcome their babies into the world, either by way of the birth room or classroom.  She oversees our prenatal program and leads our fabulous prenatal educator team.  Mom to: George, Anna, William and Joseph.  You can reach her at jodi@ammaparentingcenter.com

team of expert teachers

Amma Parenting runs on the brain power of our talented group of expert teachers! All of our childbirth teachers are either Registered Nurses or Certified Childbirth Instructors, and you’ll find a range of experts in all our classrooms, from lactation consultants to parent educators. When you register for a class, you will be able to see your teacher’s bio.

 

chief medical officer

Annelise Skor Swigert, MD, FACOG

Dr. Annelise Skor Swigert is a board certified Ob/Gyn physician who has been in private practice at Southdale Ob/Gyn for almost 20 years. Her passions are pregnancy, child birth and the personal relationship she develops with her patients. Realizing that the birth experience is an integral part of pregnancy, Dr. Swigert has developed a collaborative midwife practice into her group, so that women have options for healthy, safe deliveries. Dr. Swigert has been named Top Doctor by MSP magazine every year since 2012.

Dr. Swigert is a leader, both locally and nationally, in women’s health care initiatives. She is currently the CEO of Premier Ob/Gyn of MN, a consortium of over 50 Ob/Gyn health care providers. Since 2015 she has had an independent medical consulting business, SkorMed.

Outside of work Dr. Swigert enjoys everything French, the language, the food , the travel; and is very active with her two teenage children.

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