Brenda Osterhus, RN, BSN, CCE, IBCLC
Coordinator, Childbirth and Family Education
Women’s and Children’s Services
Centra HealthAdjunct Faculty
Chuck Rodgers, MA, LPC, LMFT
Chuck is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He worked at Virginia Baptist Hospital Inpatient Psychiatry for more than 16 years. For the first 8 years, he providing counseling to children, adolescents, and their families. For the last 8 plus years, he provided counseling for adults. In these settings he became very experienced and proficient in counseling with individuals, married couples, families, and groups. For the last few years that he was there, he had a part time private counseling practice in addition to his work at Virginia Baptist.In 2004 he resigned from Virginia Baptist Hospital and took his part time practice and made it full time. At the Wyndhurst Counseling Center he continues to provide counseling services for individuals and married couples, and families.Chuck loves working in the “Counseling Intensive” format where he meets with individuals or couples for a 1 or 2 day Counseling Intensive. This is due to the tremendous amount of progress that takes place in a very short period of time. Chuck says, “It is so awesome to be able to see people receive freedom in just one day…seeing all the years of baggage totally disappear in just 1 or 2 days is a feeling that almost cannot be explained! He has completed Level I and Level II Relationship Training with John and Julia Gottman of the Gottman Institute and he has completed both Level I and Level II Divorce Busting training with Michelle Weiner Davis in Boulder, Colorado. She invited Chuck to be part of her team but he declined in order to increase his focus on the “Counseling Intensives” work with individuals and couples through the Wyndhurst Counseling Center. He has been married to his wonderful wife, Kim, for more than 29 years and they have a 17 year old son, Sam. Chuck, Kim, and Sam enjoy eating take out from Chipotle while watching White Collar on Sundays after church. This has been a great tradition for them.
Elizabeth Mumper, MD., FAAP
Dr. Mumper is President and CEO of The RIMLAND Center. Her general pediatrics practice is Advocates for Children. Advocates for Families is her practice devoted to the care of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental problems.Dr. Mumper graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater College with a degree in General Science. She attended the Medical College of Virginia, did residency training at the University of Massachusetts and University of Virginia, and was invited to serve as Chief Resident of Pediatrics at UVA.She spent five years in practice at F Read Hopkins Pediatrics in Lynchburg. She spent over a decade as Director of Pediatric Education at the Lynchburg Family Practice Residency Program. She maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Virginia for 16 years. She served as Medical Director of the Autism Research Institute for five years.Dr. Mumper has been honored to receive many awards over the years, including being named a Miracle Maker in Central Virginia in 1996 by the Children’s Miracle Network and Woman of the Year in Health and Sciences in 1998 by the YWCA. She was privileged to accept a national award for corporate public service at the National Press Club in Washington on behalf of the Bike Helmet Safety Campaign she co-chaired for many years.Dr. Mumper has written book chapters about allergy, immunology and behavioral and developmental pediatrics published in the book “Pediatrics” published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, which is a board review series book for medical students and includes many questions and answers. During the past five years, she has conducted clinical research at the Rimland Center and published five peer reviewed articles in the medical literature.One of the joys of her current work is the opportunity to teach others about medical problems of children with autism and related disorders. She lectures nationally and internationally. She feels privileged to mentor physicians around the world. Her travels on behalf of children with autism have taken her to Australia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
Lauren Barnes, Executive Director
Lauren Barnes is in her fifth year as Executive Director of The Motherhood Collective; a non-profit organization committed to “Nurturing the mother to grow the child” by connecting women to their communities and advocating for a societal change in maternal health. With an extensive background in the performing arts, Lauren enjoys using her skills in communication to serve women in childbearing year. She loves nothing more than watching women make informed and educated choices surrounding their arrival to motherhood. A native of Lynchburg, VA, Lauren spent five years in the financial industry before stumbling across the great need for maternal education and support when pregnant with her own daughter, Beatrice. An active member of her community, Lauren enjoys directing children’s theater, cooking, decorating, and a great thrift find. If not supporting local businesses, you might find her on a train to NYC with her husband, Adam, of eight years. She is forever thankful for the original women who dared to dream big dreams and who helped to found the work of this organization. She looks forward with eager anticipation to the tasks and labor ahead.
Maria Hayden, Managing Director
While in her fourth year as Managing Director of The Motherhood Collective; Maria Hayden has worked in the non-profit arena for over 15 years. She uses her extensive background in administration, management, and finances to further the work The Motherhood Collective. Maria firmly believes that the stories of women have power and influence, and that all women deserve to be equipped, educated and empowered. Before her recruitment into the field of Maternal Health, she worked for and served on the boards of organizations large and small. An active member of her community, Maria enjoys her involvement with local arts organizations in particular in the area of theatre. Maria enjoys supporting local businesses, exploring the outdoors with her husband Luke and daughter Evie, and investing in the lives of those she loves. She takes immense joy in caring for each of our volunteers and every woman we encounter.