Note: This article was originally published in our Summer/Autumn 2022 edition of our On Call newsletter and has not been updated.
Jyothy Nair and Robyn Berman were elected this year to join the College’s Council.
Jyothy Nair first completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2003 followed by an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from Ryerson University in 2012.
She has served midwifery clients across cultural, ethnic, and rural/urban geographical locations, and has first-hand experience with the diversity of midwifery practice in Ontario.
These experiences furthered inspired her to become a Senior Emergency Skills Workshop (ESW) Instructor and a contributor in the ESW Work Group, improving and updating scenarios using evidence-based practice and research.
A life-long learner, Jyothy completed her nursing degree from Nipissing University in 2017 and worked as a full-time RN in the NICU, and palliative care as a casual nurse.
As a newly elected Council Member, Jyothy hopes to make a difference in maintaining the standards of the profession as a BIPOC representative and experienced midwife.
Robyn became a registered midwife in 2017, and currently works as the Clinical Lead Midwife at the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre. Prior to working as a midwife, Robyn worked with pregnant people and families as a birth and postpartum doula and breastfeeding educator. She also has experience in Human Resources, Marketing and Advertising, Publishing and Account Service and is completing an MBA with a Leadership designation
Robyn believes that accessing perinatal care that is equitable, inclusive, and evidence based is every birthing person’s right. She wants to work to ensure that all clients and the public are confident midwifery is regulated to optimize safety and improve outcomes.