Founder and former director of Reading Birth & Women’s Center, attending birth center, hospital and home births for 25-years.

Chair of the American Association of Birth Centers’ Research Committee and Data Coordinator for the AABC Strong Start for Mothers & Newborns Initiative.  Co-investigator for one, and primary investigator for a second, national prospective, multi-center studies of outcomes in freestanding birth centers in the United States.

Currently a Commissioner for The Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, and have served as a CABC Site Visitor and Chair.

Previously served on the board of directors of both the American Association of Birth Centers and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Susan Rutledge Stapleton, CNM, DNP, FACNM