From 2009 – 2011, Our Bodies Ourselves honored the work of women’s health advocates worldwide by asking readers to nominate their favorite women’s health hero. View all nominees by year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Entrant: Nikki Demetriou, MSN, CNM, FNP-C
Nominee: JoAnne Lindberg, President/Founder – Birthlink
JoAnne stands out as a women’s health care hero due to her creation of BirthLink, a Chicago birth network. Many expectant parents are overwhelmed with questions regarding their birth options and BirthLink helps them to link up with providers who match their needs and philosophies. This network also helps to sustain the practices and livelihoods of these birth providers, and acts as a birth information resource easily accessible to anyone on the web.