The Center for Maternal and Infant Health is currently led by an Executive Director and two Co-Directors. The Center also turns to a large number of colleagues and partners for advice and support.
Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, MSW, MPH began her work with the Center in September 2004. As Executive Director she is focused on supporting the strong collaborative effort which the Center represents. To contact her email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-843-7865.
Wayne Price, MD, represents the UNC Department of Pediatrics where he serves as the Director for the Division of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. The partnership between pediatrics and OB/GYN has been critical to providing comprehensive and coordinated care.
Kate Menard, MD, MPH represents the UNC Department of OB/GYN where she serves as the Director for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine as well as Professor and Vice Chair of OB/GYN. The OB/GYN Department has been an integral partner to the Center, including the provision of financial support.
The Department of Pediatric Surgery is also a key partner with the Center for Maternal and Infant Health.
Lisa Welborn, LCSW
Lisa Welborn is a licensed clinical social worker who is fluent in English and Spanish. She has many years of experience working with both low risk and high risk pregnant women, babies and in communities. As a perinatal care specialist, Lisa works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-4690 and her pager is 919-216-9509.
Lori Carter, RN, BSN
Lori Carter is a registered nurse with 14 years of experience working in the UNC Newborn Critical Care Center. She has been providing out-patient care coordination for complex infants for many years. As a perinatal care specialist, Lori works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-0956 and her pager is 919-216-1231.
Maya Lindley, LCSW
Maya Lindley is social worker who speaks English and Spanish. She has experience working with children, pregnant women, babies and in communities. As a perinatal care specialist, Maya works with families and their providers, both at UNC and in the community. She is available to listen to patient concerns, coordinate medical appointments and connect families with services they need. Her phone number is 919-843-4428 and her pager is 919-216-0177.
Kim Hamden, MSN
Kim Hamden is a nurse midwife with expertise in women's health. She is working with the Center's Postpartum Plus Prevention Program (P4). This program works with the mothers of babies in the Newborn Critical Care Center. Kim also has a postpartum clinic on Wednesday afternoons. Kim's phone number is 919-843-6001 and her pager is 919-216-4303.
Mary Heintz, RN, CCM, MS
Mary Heintz serves as a Public Health Maternity Care Coordinator. Her role includes coordinating the Maternal Transport Program and facilitating communication between the NC Women's Hospital and the health care providers and 16 clinics who send their patients to UNC for high-risk care and labor/delivery. Mary has many years of experience both in front line nursing and in state level public health service. Mary can be reached at 919-843-7863.
Dennis Rodriguez, MS
Dennis is responsible for maintaining this website as well as many databases at UNC. He designed the Center’s Care Coordination database called Pericare, and provides IT assistance to our staff. Dennis provides data for medical researchers, hospital leadership, and others. If you have a data request, please click on the purple section of this website and then on data requests. His phone number is 919-843-7864 and his pager is 919-216-1766.
The Center partners with the OB/GYN Department and is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Kia Barbee, MBA
, who serves as our Financial Manager. Kia can be reached at 919-966-4589.