October 25, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Summit: Session II

Impact of MCH on the Next Generation

About this Series:

WAPC is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to bring educational opportunities to our DHS colleagues. Two sessions are offered in 2023. The first session in this two-part series aired live on March 15, 2023. If you were unable to attend, please find information about the recording, slides, evaluation, and continuing education below. For details regarding the next session on October 25, 2023, see details in the agenda.

Who should attend?

Attending the Maternal and Child Health Summit Series is required for local health departments, Tribal agencies, and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs programs. Attendance is optional for MCH Equity grantees.

This series is brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health, Wisconsin Regional Centers, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, and Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care.

Email DHSDPHMCH@dhs.wisconsin.gov for questions related to the MCH Summit.

Session II Speakers

Candi Cornelius, MSN, RN, CLC

Candi Cornelius is from the Oneida and Menominee Nations of Wisconsin. She has lived on the Oneida reservation all her life with her three grown daughters.  Candi received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from UW Eau Claire and her Masters in Nursing from Bellin College.

Candi has been working for the Oneida Community Health Center as the Prenatal Care Coordinator for twelve years.  Her role is to support and educate Native American pregnant women along with ensuring they have access to all needed services during and after pregnancy to improve birth outcomes. Candi also offers childbirth education sessions to the Oneida community three times a year along with providing lactation support as a certified lactation counselor. Most recently, Candi completed the full spectrum doula training to enhance the care provided.

For the past few years Candi has the opportunity to increase awareness of the dire need to improve Native American Maternal Health through presentations and advocacy work. Candi is passionate about finding solutions or change in practice to protect the lives of the precious life givers/women.  

Beverly Hutcherson, MS

As a Biologist, Beverly seeks to apply her knowledge in efforts that bridge that gap between the biomedical community and the public. Having navigated a variety of clinical laboratory, academic research, outreach and allied health care positions, she is excited to share her expertise in supporting the next generation of STEM and clinical health care workers. Beverly has given over 15 keynote talks and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics ranging from effective DEI strategies to biology and health equity to STEM education.

Academically Beverly holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marquette University, graduate training in Sustainability Leadership and Social Innovation from Edgewood College and is completing her Master of Science in Reproductive Endocrinology Physiology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Through the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Wisconsin National Primate Center, Beverly is investigating Anti-Mullerian Hormone’s role in inhibiting meiotic progression in the follicles of human and non-human primates with polycystic ovary syndrome. She has been a guest lecturer for medical students as well as physician assistant students teaching biology and the epigenetics of race.

Professionally Beverly, was part of a small team-built UW Health’s first workforce development department where they designed and implemented programs to prepare and train people in a variety of health care careers. At the UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, she functions as a strategist who designs and implements projects and programs that diversify pathways to STEM and healthcare and works closely with senior leaders across the UW System.

Originally from Milwaukee, WI, a first generation college student, Beverly has overcome many seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This has motivated her to lift as she climbs. Beverly has been supporting undergraduates since 2005 starting as the advisor of the National Pan-Hellenic Council shifting to the role of advisor for the UW-Madison chapter of AHANA- MAPs Pre-Health Society which she has held since 2016. Her efforts have led to several URiM undergraduates successfully matriculating into medical and pharmacy school, STEM graduate programs and Master of Public Health.

 Beverly served on the executive board as the secretary of Operation Fresh Start from 2017 until Jan 2023, an organization that helps young people complete their high school diploma and secure employment. Her community engagement includes work with restorative justice efforts for young people, community health education, and served on the Dane County Food Council looking to create policy recommendations to reduce food waste and increase equity and access for underserved populations.

Beverly is part of the founding design team and current administrative director of UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s primer k-15 outreach program, The Ladder, resulting in her 2018 Wisconsin Women in Government Rising Star Award.

She is the recipient of the Honored Instructor Award from UW Madison, Issac Coggs Award from the Beta Omicron Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi, the 2017 Outstanding Woman of Color Award for UW-Madison and the 2019 Whole Hearted Service Award from the Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. She is the 2022 recipient of the Wilbert C. Jordan Research Forum Poster Presentation Contest for Translational Sciences, Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) 2022 for her work: PCOS research model inform biological understanding of developmental origins contributing to maternal morbidities and the 2023 Excellence in Premedical Education Award from the Student National Medical Association.

Recordings, Evaluation & Continuing Education

WATCH SESSION 1, MAIN ROOM, RECORDING – Air date: March 15, 2023 (Registration required to view). This includes the Roots4Change breakout session. 

Breakout Room Recordings – Session I
State Adolescent Health Resource Center (SAHRC)
Us2 Behavioral Healthcare 
Roots4Change (contained in Main Room recording above at 01:52)
African American Breastfeeding Network (AABN)
Moms Mental Health Initiative (MMHI)

The Periscope Project – Slides PDF
About MMHI
PMAD Resources
Perinatal Substance Abuse Infographic

EVALUATIONSession I (3/15/23) Please complete. We appreciate your feedback!  

Continuing Education – If you are seeking one of the several types of CE listed below, you must watch the main room recording, including one breakout session of your choice. After viewing the recording, please complete the evaluation. CE certificates will only be awarded to those who complete both of these mandatory requirements. 

Accreditation Statements:

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care is the provider of nursing contact hours for this activity, planned in conjunction with Maternal and Child Health Unit, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This internet live course meets the criteria for a maximum of 2.5 contact hours.

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care and the Maternal and Child Health Unit, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Health Education Specialist

The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) has been granted approval as a multiple event provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) through The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. The Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (WAPC) has been approved specifically for the continuing education programs.

This activity meets criteria for a maximum of 2.5 CECH.

Social Work

This live internet activity meets the criteria for 2.5 hours of credit for social work. Participants should claim credit commensurate with their participation.

Agenda – Session II – Oct. 25, 2023

10:00 a.m.

Logistics & Land Acknowledgement

Eva Fassbinder Brummel, MPH

10:05 a.m.

Moderator Introduction & Welcome

Destiny Pinnick, MPA
Nikki Ripp, BS
Katrina Heche, MPH

10:20 a.m.

Epigenetics: the Biological Perspective on Current Maternal Health Outcomes

Beverly Hutcherson, MS

11:25-11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.

Indigenous People and Epigenetics

Candi Cornelius, MSN, RN, CLC

12:05 p.m.

Panel Discussion

12:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Evaluation, Q & A

Planning Group
Eva Fassbinder Brummel
Sharon Gilbert
Mary Kusch
Virginia Loehr
Shawn Meyer
Karen Morris
Kyle Mounts
Kaitlin Tolliver
No one in control of content has any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


Additional support from MCH Title V Services Block Grant, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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