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LENA SOO HEE WOOD, MEd, MN, CNM

wood.lena@gmail.com | www.lenaswood.com

LICENSURES/CERTIFICATION

Certified Nurse Midwife, American Midwifery Certification Board Expires 1/2021


Oregon Registered Nurse Expires 1/2021
Nurse-Midwife/Nurse-Practitioner Expires 1/2021
Washington Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Expires 1/2024
Registered Nurse Expires 1/2024
Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Expires 5/2020
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Expires 3/2021
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Completed 2018
Merck Clinical Training for Nexplanon Completed 2015
Updated 2019

EDUCATION

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR


Master of Nursing in Nurse-Midwifery 2016
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2014

Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, MD


Master of Education in Montessori Elementary Education 2012

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


Bachelor of Art in Geography 2005
Magna cum laude

EMPLOYMENT

Certified Nurse-Midwife Starting July 2019


Salem Health
§ Per diem position for both antepartum/gyn clinic as well as
intrapartum call shifts

Certified Nurse-Midwife January 2019-present


Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette
§ Part-time float position providing comprehensive gynecology, family planning care,
miscarriage management, and medication abortion.
§ Trained in ultrasound for 1st and 2nd trimester dating, IUD surveillance
§ Co-facilitator of a racial affinity group for PPCW employees, part of an affiliate DEI initiative

Certified Nurse-Midwife
The Oregon Clinic | OBGYN and Midwifery East, Portland, OR 2016-2019
§ Practiced full-scope midwifery in a physician-owned private practice, including VBAC,
cesarean first-assists, outpatient foley bulb insertions for cervical ripening, and low-risk
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vaginal deliveries for CNM and OB patients.


§ Engaged in all aspects of clinical gyn care and wellness exams, including IUD and
Nexplanon insertion/removals, contraception counseling, miscarriage management, STI
screening and cancer screening.
§ Initiated and managed benchmarking data collection for ACNM.
§ Served on clinical protocols committee.
§ Strong clinical focus on perinatal mental health management.
§ Served as clinical preceptor for OHSU and Frontier Nursing University student-midwives.

Registered Nurse
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Hillsboro, OR 2015-2016
§ Collaborated with a team of 3 MD’s/PA’s to provide nursing care in a primary care FQHC
serving a 60% Spanish-speaking, 80% low-income patient population. Phone/walk-in triage
and case management provided in English and Spanish.

Registered Nurse
Lovejoy Surgicenter, Portland, OR 2014-2015
§ Provided gynecological nursing care, counseling, and education to reproductive-age
individuals at an independent abortion clinic. Independently managed post-procedure care of
1-3 patients at a time recovering from general and local anesthesia.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Volunteer Lab Assistant 2019- present


Stress, Cognition, Affect & Neuroimaging Lab, Oregon Health & Science University
Principal Investigator: Meghan Mackiewicz Seghete, PhD
Maternal Well-Being Study (NIH 1R21AT010292-01)
§ Explores the use Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in high-risk pregnant patients to
reduce risk of postpartum depression though MRI imaging)

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Trauma Informed Pelvic Care 2020


§ Proposed submission to American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Strategies for the Creation of a DEI Committee & Organizational Priorities 2019
§ American College of Nurse Midwives Annual Meeting
§ Round table discussion for state affiliate leaders on tools for implementing DEI principles into
organizational planning

Individual and Systemic Impacts of Implicit Bias in Midwifery Education 2018


§ Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives
§ Facilitated phone dialog amongst 30+ midwifery educators across the country, providing an
introduction to the concept of implicit bias and its relevance to barriers for a more diverse
midwifery student population and equitable access to midwifery education
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Modernizing Oral Histories: Midwifery Presence in New Media 2015


§ American College of Nurse Midwives Annual Meeting
§ Co-facilitated discussion on the role of social media in storytelling and community-building
within the midwifery community, exploring the history, ethics of midwifery use of social
media, and opportunities for education and networking among midwives.

Non-Pharmacologic Pain Relief for Normal Labor 2012


§ American Academy of Family Physicians
§ Supplemented didactic presentation by CNM’s with discussion on how doulas can support
physiologic birth. Gave hands-on demonstration of commonly used techniques/positions for
non-pharmacologic pain relief.

TEACHING

Anti-Racist Gynecologic Care 2019


§ Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
§ Presented a 45-minute lecture for advance practice nursing students
reviewing the historical links between American slavery and the
development of gynecology. Lecture includes case examples tracing racial
bias into current clinical practice through pelvic exams, cancer screenings
and contraceptive counseling, concluding with a framework for students to
critically review research and clinical practices for racial bias.

Racial History of Gynecology 2019


§ Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
§ Presented a 30-minute overview lecture for advanced practice nursing students of the history
of American gynecology, with emphasis on its relationship with slavery and the implications
on current reproductive health disparities due to racism and structural oppression

Introduction to Sexual Health History Assessment and Pelvic Exam 2019


§ University of Portland School of Nursing
§ Presented 3hr introductory didactic lecture to FNP-DNP students at University of Portland for
the Reproductive Health course. Covered basics of clinical considerations of taking a
comprehensive sexual health history and performing patient-centered, gender-inclusive,
trauma-informed pelvic exams based on most current evidence.

Midwifery Foundations: Reimagining Midwifery History 2018, 2019


§ Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
§ Prepared and facilitated 2hr didactic seminar for NRS 583: Midwifery
Foundations Seminar, a core required class in the Nurse-Midwifery
program
§ Seminar discussion explored dynamic tensions within the midwifery
profession based on its historical context of racism within the
development of both nursing and midwifery professions

Introduction to Prenatal Care for the Primary Care Provider 2017


§ Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
§ Co-facilitated day-long didactic seminar introducing core concepts of prenatal care for FNP
students
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SERVICE

Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse Midwives 2016-present


Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
§ Current Projects: Anti-racism trainings for preceptors, development of student scholarships,
mentorship program
§ Coordinated Community Outreach Program, developing database of pre-health programs at
the secondary and community college level to increase awareness of midwifery as a
profession
§ Facilitated ongoing discussion groups for white midwives to explore concepts of white
supremacy and privilege, implicit bias, and anti-racism in midwifery

Co-Chair, Martha Browning Bryant Annual Lecture Planning Committee 2019-present


§ Directed committee in the planning of the Oregon ACNM affiliate’s annual
day-long continuing education
§ In first year of leadership, increased lecture attendance by over 50%

American College of Nurse-Midwives Student and New Midwives Caucus


Student Liaison for Oregon Health & Science University 2014-2016

Oregon Health & Science University


Co-Leader, Nursing Students for Reproductive Health and Justice 2014-2015
Co-Organizer, OHSU Sexual and Reproductive Health Elective 2014-2015
Student Rep, Accelerated Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee 2013-2014
Student Rep, School of Nursing Diversity Strategic Planning Committee 2013-2014

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette 2010-2013


Patient Support Advocate at SE Clinic

Talkline Advocate and Training Coordinator, All-Options


(formerly Backline, nation-wide peer pregnancy options counseling talkline) 2010-2014

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Nurse-Midwives (Oregon ACNM affiliate member) Member since 2013
Clinicians In Abortion Care (National Abortion Federation) Member since 2013
International Association for Women’s Mental Health Member since 2018
Postpartum Support International Member since 2018
Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color Member since 2018
Society for Family Planning (formerly ARHP) Member since 2019

PUBLICATIONS

Wood, L. (2017) The First Loss. Quickening: The Official Newsletter of the American College of
Nurse-Midwives, 48(3), 31.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Teacher Training 2018


§ 60 hours of synchronous online training to facilitate the MBCP 9-week series as 2019
developed by Nancy Bardacke, CNM
Building an Organizational Equity Plan 2018
§ YWCA of Portland, OR
§ 3 hour in-person training to develop skills in evaluation, planning and successfully
carrying out equity initiatives, including outreach, recruitment, structural and policy
Reframing Racism: Language and Tools for Advancing Equity 2018
§ Center for Equity and Inclusion, Portland, OR
§ 26 hours of in-person training on history of race, racial equity framework and vocabulary,
cross-cultural communication, building an equity toolkit and planning for organizational
equity advancement
Postpartum Support International Annual Conference 2018
§ Psychopharmacology of PMADs: 2 CME hours
§ ReproPsych: Challenging Cases: 3 CME hours
Interpersonal Neurobiology of Perinatal Mood Disorders and Trauma 2018
(Fawn McCool, LCSW, through Portland Community College)
§ 8 contact hours, online
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 2018
(Jillayne Sorensen,PsyD)
§ 8-week series
Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care 2018
(Postpartum Support International)
§ 14.5 CE hours total, in-person
Beyond Trauma: Neurobiology and Epigenetics of Trauma 2018
(Lydia Bartholow, PMHNP)
Advanced Evaluation and Mgt of Psychiatric Illness in Reproductive Age Women
§ 7 CE hours total, online 2017
§ Includes 2.5 hrs pharmacology content
Suturing and First Assist Surgical Skills for CNMs
(Nell Tharpe, CNM) 2016

OTHER SKILLS

§ Advanced proficiency in written and conversational Spanish, travel and study in Mexico
and Costa Rica
§ Proficient with Epic, Centricity, NextGen, Obix, Micromedex, Ovid MEDLine, Microsoft
Office