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Founder & CEO

Meredith Strayhorn is a student midwife and mother of two who founded The Walking Stick with the vision and drive to improve maternal and baby outcomes for Black and Brown families. She is passionate about equity and autonomy in the birthing space. She teaches evidence based childbirth education classes, is an Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, is certified in NRP, Financial Director for Blaq Birth Circle, and is an advocate for centering Black voices. Meredith currently attends Mercy In Action College of Midwifery, and is precepting with Mama's Midwife, located in Florence, KY.