Diane Marshall B.A., LPN, LM, CLC, Director of CHAM
CHAM is an answer to a 20 year vision and dream for Diane. Her background starts with becoming a nurse (LPN). With her own births and assisting with other births, she knew there was something better. In striving to understand and her persistant searching for “the better”, she ended up teaching childbirth classes, leading LaLeche League (helping mothers with nursing), and becoming a midwife. She homeschooled her girls so she limited her practice to part-time. This went on for over 30 years.
During that time for the sake of bringing strong health one her daughters that was born with Spina Bifida, she pursued and attained her degree in Health and Wellness from Regis University. This degree is strong in nutrition and natural health. She learned many health principles during that time that she carried over to midwifery. Taking mothers out of high risk into low risk status was something that developed as she applied these health principles to mother’s wanting to become pregnant, and mother’s needing extra help in pregnancy. It is her joy to help mothers to see how very special they are and empower them to that role of motherhood.
CHAM came about in 2012 in response to several women asking help to become a midwife and much encouragement and help from Kevin Swanson. Diane’s heart is to bring forward and teach what she has learned through the years to younger women, building the school on Biblical principles.
Chelsey Nabeta RN, BSN
Chelsey has been in the childbirth field since 2006. Working as a doula, midwife, and then registered nurse, she found an intense love for serving families through a fusion of modern and traditional medicine. Now married and with three children (one natural hospital birth, and two home births), she is excited to invest in the next generation of midwives with CHAM teaching a University-level physical assessment class.
Kim Osterholzer CPM, RM
Kim Woodard Osterholzer, CPM, RM is a homebirth midwife of sixteen years with an active practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kim’s attended the births of nearly 600 little ones, including those of her grandbabies. Her passion is helping families off to a good start, and her heart thrills to encourage, inspire, empower, and equip those she serves to live their lives to the full. She’s founder and proprietor of both Birth at Home Midwifery Services and Born For This: Giving Birth to a Happy, Healthy Family, and is the author of A Midwife in Amish Country, Celebrating God’s Gift of Life, Nourish and Thrive: Happy, Healthy Childbearing, and One Little Life at a Time: Recommendations + Record Keeping for Aspiring Homebirth Midwives. Kim lives with her husband Steven and together they revel in a blended family of five children, two children-in-law, and three grandchildren.