Staff - Mujeres Aliadas

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Holds a PhD in Public Policies with an investigation on the public repercussions of menstruation for women in Michoacan. She has a 30-year professional career in the private sector, in public administration and in civil society. She was a Board member at Mujeres Aliadas for 10 years, before becoming the Executive Director.
Lisel Lifshitz
Executive Director
Master in Psychopedagogy and Teaching of Middle and Higher Level from UNICLA with the investigation of "The Integrative Theme" and master degree in History Teaching at the IIH of the UMSNH. She has 14 years as a teacher of the 3 different school levels, as well as in postgraduate studies. She is from Erongaricuaro, Michoacán. Mujeres Aliadas came into her life 10 years ago when they attended her first delivery.
Erandi Núñez
Professional Midwifery
School Director
I studied Community Management and Local Government at the Intercultural Indigenous University of Michoacán. Since I joined Mujeres Aliadas, I understood that we have a long way to go in terms of human rights; the countless times they are not respected; the endless wave of violence against women, against the LGBTI community, towards the indigenous people, and towards anyone that goes against what seems like immutable and intolerable social norms towards what is different.
Ana Briseida Magaña
Adolescent Program Director
and Administrator
Autonomous and professional midwife for over 15 years. She is dedicated to caring for women's sexual and reproductive health. Committed and passionate about women's health care, she firmly believes that midwifery can help transform the lives of women, families and communities, promoting autonomy, justice and dignity in healthcare.
Isabel Block
Clinical Director
She is a born community leader and native to the indigenous community of Puacuaro Michoacan. Her mother language is Purepecha and she speaks Spanish fluently. She has worked for over ten years as an activist inside the communities of the region. She has worked in the indigenous communities of the region as a community promoter and through the organizing and programing of sexual health and reproductive presentations.
Margarita Ascencio
Community Program Coordinator
Graduated in Accounting from the UMSNH, has worked professionally in private Administration, in joint projects with the Federal and State Governments, managing subsidies for primary agricultures in Michoacan’s countryside. She’s also worked as an Accounting and Tax Advisor for Individuals and Corporations.
She loves Mujeres Aliadas’ Project and admires the work and dedication of each of its members. She is very proud of being part of the team.
Elizabeth Medina
School's Administration
She became a Professional Midwife at the Escuela de Parteras Profesionales de CASA (Professional Midwife School of CASA) in San Miguel Allende. She is native to the municipality of Las Margaritas, Chiapas. She is bilingual, a speaker of the indigenous language Chu'j. Specialist in the care of women of reproductive age, in prenatal care, birth and postpartum care. She also provides birth preparation classes to women and families.
Elena Pascual
Professional Midwife
Passionate about providing support to women, respecting their sexual and reproductive rights, and always advocating for their free decision over their own bodies. A firm believer that the primary level of women's healthcare should be accompanied by a midwife. Enthusiastic about caring for women in contexts of mobility.
Maritere Pichardo
Professional Midwife
Liliana is from Erongaricuaro and holds a degree in Pedagogy and worked as a teacher. She’s also worked as a trainer for Sagarpa and as a craftswoman. Besides her administrative assistant responsibilities, she is a great promoter and driving force for professional midwifery in the region.
Liliana Campos
Intercultural communicator graduated from the Indigenous Intercultural University of Michoacán (UIIM). She is from the indigenous community of Cherán, Michoacán. She is a menstrual activist, a women, girls and adolescents activist and a sexual and reproductive rights promoter. She is convinced of the importance of community work for the well-being of indigenous peoples through conversations, workshops and meetings with an intercultural approach.
Sharhéni Maciel
Community Coordinator
Co-Founder of Mujeres Aliadas, Board Member since 2010. Richard has a Masters Degree in Public Health, with over 30 years experience at the local, state, national and international levels. He´s been Director of Strategic Planning for Health Services in Cook County, Illinois; Chief, Health Research and Surveillance, Illinois Department of Public Health; and has worked as a successful independent contractor for 15 years in epidemiology, health care analytics, and systems analysis.
Richard Ferguson
Financial Director
Graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, following her undergraduate studies as an obstetric nurse, she trained as a midwife. She has been practicing autonomous professional midwifery for 7 years. Her care is based on the comprehensive health care of women, convinced that it is a pillar that must be continuously attended to with respect, honesty, and guided by self-awareness in each woman's decisions throughout her own processes.
Silvia Ramos
Professional Midwife
Daughter of indigenous parents from the community of Huecorio. She studied the career of General Nursing in 1990 and has work experience of 22 years. She is part of our first generation of the School of Professional Midwifery, in addition to being a collaborator at Mujeres Aliadas since 2021.
Anabel Rosas
Mujeres Aliadas AC Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, México.
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