Board of Directors

Tamara Taitt, M.A., L.M.F.T., L.M.

A licensed marriage and family therapist who trained as a midwife in the Miami Dade College program before it closed, Tamara has a varied background in women’s reproductive health activism and has been working in maternal, infant and child health for the last decade. Tamara has a deep interest in the sustainability of the midwifery profession and politics as it relates to birth. She was the Southeast representative on the board of the Midwives Alliance of North America for seven years. Tamara currently serves on the board of the Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery and is the co-owner/founder of a group of birth-related businesses in Miami, including: The Gathering Place, a pregnancy and parenting resource center; Peapod Essentials, a natural parenting store; Blue Mountain Midwives, a home birth practice and non-profit Project Motherpath.

Sylvia Paluzzi

Sylvia is the founder and Director of Morning Meadow Preschool and Kindergarten, a Waldorf based early childhood program.  Ms. Paluzzi has been working with children for 25 years and has been educated at the University of Florida as well as receiving her degree as a Waldorf educator in Early Childhood from SunBridge College in New York.  Ms. Paluzzi was the founding member of the Friends of Midwives Gainesville chapter and served as president for ten years. FOM is a grass roots organization dedicated to informing families on all birth options available.  She has 3 sons, all brought into the world by the loving care of a licensed midwife.