MEAC Staff

Julia Reid, BA (Training & Accreditation Coordinator) Eau Claire, WI
julia@meacschools.org (360) 466-2080 ext. 3
Education: 2007 BA, Sociology/Anthropology, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Professional Activities: Before coming to MEAC, Julia worked at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, OR, from 2009-2014 as the Administrative Programs Coordinator/Financial Aid Officer. In this position, Julia coordinated institutional efforts with maintenance of MEAC accreditation, state degree authorization, and federal compliance with the Title IV program. During this time, she volunteered as a MEAC ARC member and on the P&P committee. Julia left Birthingway to move back to Wisconsin with her family. Before joining MEAC as a staff member, Julia contracted with MEAC on various special projects. She lives in WI with her husband, Kirk, and their children, Harris and Ruth.

Rachael Kulick Bommarito, Ph.D. (Accreditation Coordinator), Minneapolis, MN
rachael@meacschools.org(360) 466-2080 ext. 4
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
info@meacschools.org or ceu@meacschools.org  (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 project management experience. Upon her move to Michigan, Trixi founded her own consulting firm and has been the President and COO of her company since 2001.  She manages all finances and business tasks, organizes and coordinates logistics for events and business meetings and provides finance and management consulting to non-profit organizations. For MEAC, Trixi manages the Continuing Education Department and is in charge of finances and business operations. In her personal time she volunteers as treasurer for the Pioneer Band Association at her youngest son’s high school as well as volunteers in several other local organizations.