MEAC Staff

Timberly Robinson, Ed. D. (Executive Director) Detroit , MI (360) 466-2080 ext. 1
Education: Dr. Timberly Robinson is a graduate of Wayne State University where she obtained an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and doctorate degree in Education Evaluation and Research from the College of Education.
Professional Activities: She held several research positions in various departments within the School of Medicine including: Department of Pediatrics, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, in addition to, providing services in support of the NIH Perinatology Research Branch. She was promoted to Associate Director in the College of Nursing to manage accreditation for undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dr. Robinson is listed as a co-author for research focused on Women’s Responses to Ultrasound Examinations during Routine Screens in an Obstetric Clinic (Journal of Ultrasound) and Maternal Assessment of Infant Development: Associations with Alcohol and Drug Use in Pregnancy (Clinical Pediatrics). Dr. Robinson also holds a MBA degree and served as a consultant for Trinity Health Information Technology Executive Office.

Amari Fauna, BA (Training & Accreditation Coordinator) Portland , OR (360) 466-2080 ext. 3
Education: 2006 BA, Sociology, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Professional Activities: Before coming to MEAC, Amari worked at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, OR, from 2011-2017 in a number of roles, but most recently as the Administrative Programs Coordinator. In this position, Amari coordinated institutional efforts with maintenance of MEAC accreditation, state degree authorization, and federal compliance with the Title IV program. Amari also has experience in outreach education, behavioral health, and end-of-life care. She lives in Oregon on a small farm.

Rachael Kulick Bommarito, Ph.D. (Accreditation Coordinator), Minneapolis, MN 466-2080 ext. 2
Education: 2013, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; 1999, BA, Health Science, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Professional Activities: Rachael is a social science researcher who studies direct-entry midwifery and planned home birth in high-resource settings. In recent years, she has worked as a research associate at the University of Minnesota and an adjunct professor at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Rachael also has experience in the health sector. Between 1997 and 2007, she worked as a personal care attendant, health care assistant, public health educator, and doula. She served as a MEAC ARC volunteer from 2015 to 2016. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and their two children.

Trixi Packmohr, MS  (Administrative Management, CEU Coordinator) Ann Arbor, Michigan or  (360) 466-2080 ext. 0
Education: 1989 Masters of Science Degree , Philipps Universitaet Marburg, Germany, 1990 – 1993 University of Stony Brook, NY, Research and Teaching Assistant, Doctoral Program
Professional Activities:  For seven years, Trixi was the manager of the Consulting Department at an Environmental Consulting Firm in New York. She has 20 years of general project management experience. Upon her move to Michigan in 2000, Trixi founded her own consulting firm and has been the President and COO of her company since 2001.  She manages all aspects of the business, organizes and coordinates logistics for events and business meetings and provides finance and management consulting to small businesses and non-profit organizations. For MEAC, Trixi has been managing the Continuing Education Department for about four years. She is also in charge of administrative operations and finances.  In her personal time she volunteers as treasurer for the Pioneer Band Association at her youngest son’s high school and volunteers in several other local organizations.