3018 West Overland Road
Boise, ID, 83705

(208) 258-9251

Mercy in Action is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. A Midwifery School, as well as seminars and training retreats are held each year to prepare midwives, doctors, and nurses to meet the global shortage of skilled birth attendants, and to help primary health care workers prevent unnecessary child deaths. 

Workshop Info

Contact information for the Midwives who are running the workshops:


Boise, Idaho:

Jessie Heppner     

Email:   jfheppner@gmail.com

Phone: 970-381-9633

Housing available,  with food and airport shuttle, for $50 per night for events at Mercy In Action headquarters in Boise.

Austin, Texas:    Mandy Toavs      email:  mandytoavs@gmail.com 

Hosted by  Austin Area Birthing Center, 2500 West William Cannon Drive, Bldg 5, Suite 503, Austin, TX 78745

Places to stay in Austin, downtown:
Firehouse Lounge & Hostel 605 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 http://www.firehousehostel.com 512-201-2522
Double Tree by Hilton, 1617 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78702 doubletree3.hilton.com (512) 479-4000
La Quinta Inn 300 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701 laquintaaustincapitol.com (512) 476-1166
Hampton Inn 1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701 hotel-austintx.com (512) 499-8881
Also consider Air BnB.

Columbus, Ohio:   Jamie Dellesky,   email:   seminars@mercyinaction.com  phone :  412-218-9047

Location:  296 West Fourth Avenue,  Columbus, Ohio 43201 

A list of hotels nearby:
Holiday Inn Express, 3045 Olentangy River Rd.  614-447-1212
Hilton,  3232 Olentangy River Rd.  614-263-7200
Hampton Inn, 3160 Olentangy River Rd.  614-268-8700
Fairfield Inn, 3031 Olentangy River Rd  614-267-1111
Holiday Inn Express, 701 E. Hudson St  614-263-7725
Also, consider an Air BnB

Dallas, Texas:      Christy Martin    email:  MidwifeChristy@gmail.comphone:  817-458-1808

Edmond, Oklahoma :   Yvonne Silbernagel       motherslovemidwifery@gmail.com

Location: Edmond Birth Center, 14901 N Kelley Ave Suite 102,  Edmond, Oklahoma  -  www.edmondbirthcenter.org

Flushing, Michigan :     Jill Roper     email:  Chbirthservices@gmail.com

Location:  Compassionate Hands Birth Services,  2521 N Elms RD,  Flushing, MI 48433

Keene, New Hampshire :   Jamie Dellesky email:   seminars@mercyinaction.com phone :  412-218-9047

Nashville, Tennessee :    Sarah Hochstetler,    email:  sarahkren30@gmail.com

Location:  The Donelson Fellowship,  3210 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

Waikoloa, Hawaii :   Dani Electa Dougherty    email:  danielecta@gmail.com   phone 808-990-0394

Location:   68-3604 Pakanu Pl., Waikoloa Village, Hawaii 96738