Adjunct faculty in the Department of Midwifery at Bastyr University. She provides prenatal, birth, and postpartum care as a midwife with Wenatchee Midwife Service and Childbirth Center. Danelle also is the NACPM Anti-Racism and Oppression in Midwifery Fellow in 2014.
B.S., Biochemistry, magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 1999
M.S., Midwifery, Bastyr University, 2013
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Danelle enjoys learning about herbalism and traditional food preparation, sports, hiking, improving her Spanish language skills, and raising well-loved, independent children. She also provides peer support for people interested in or pursuing a career in the birth professions.
Born at home with a midwife in Wisconsin, Danelle grew up trusting the natural wisdom of women’s bodies and the birthing process. After earning a B.S. in Biochemistry at University of Arizona, magna cum laude, she worked in quality control and manufacturing in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies. In 2002, she began pursuing a doctorate of naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University, but soon discontinued her studies to raise a family. Her three children, Leora, Antonio, and Dante, were born at home with midwives in Massachusetts, Nevada, and California. When her youngest son was three years old, Danelle’s desire to be a healthcare provider was rekindled, with a focus on supporting women and fostering a gentle entrance into the world for little ones. During her midwifery studies she took courses in Ayurvedic medicine, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki and currently offers placenta encapsulation services.
Philosophy: Danelle is passionate about promoting racial and social justice within midwifery, healthcare, and the greater community.