Ebony Marcelle is the Director of Midwifery at Community of Hope that includes Family Health and Birth Center. Formerly the Administrative Chief of Midwifery Service at Medstar Washington Hospital Center she completed her nursing education at Georgetown University and Midwifery at Jefferson University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Frontier University.
In 2019 she was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Nurse Midwives. In 2018, she completed Duke University and Johnson & Johnson Nursing Leadership Fellowship. She adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and currently guest faculty at IHI (Institute of Health Improvement) focused on rebuilding systems to address racism and health equity. Her advocacy work has included multiple congressional briefings creating awareness around the need for policy changes to reduce maternity care disparities.
Mrs Marcelle is known for her passion in midwifery and midwifery’s role in reproductive justice. She has built culturally aware clinical models of care specifically for under resourced Black women. She is currently serves on the following boards: National Association for the Advancement of Black Birth, March for Moms, American Association of Birth Centers and is a collaborator with Black Mamas Matter Alliance. In 2019 she was appointed to the District’s Inaugural Maternal Mortality Review Committee.
She resides here in Washington, DC, with her husband, Step-son, daughter, and two fur-children.