Virtual Bloom Mini Conference: Panel of Experts

Plans are well underway for our 6th annual Bloom: Moms Morning Out, and although everything is looking very different this year, we are (as always) so excited for this event!  This year’s Co-Hosts are University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, The Bails Team Urban Acres Real Estate and CHOMP Delivery. We are so grateful for their support in bringing this wonderful event to all of the moms in our community, especially during a time where it is harder than ever to find these resources and connect with helpful organizations and experts from our community.

We hope you can join us from your couch, your bed, your car, or wherever you may be on Saturday, October 17th for an amazing morning filled with food, shopping, swag bags for everyone to take home, tons of giveaways (over $2000!), and our absolute favorite part: the expert panel.

We are so, so grateful to these incredible experts from our community who have agreed to share their knowledge with us. Please note: each panelist will be joining the event live during their video portion, so if you have questions for them, you can comment on the video and they will be there to answer!

Without further ado, here are the 2020 Bloom Panelists. Special thanks to each and every one of them for giving their time and joining us virtually this year!

Adam Brown, MD

Adam Brown is a pediatrician from the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital who specializes in primary care.  Dr. Brown received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in Maryland and completed his pediatric residency at Madigan Army Medical Center on Fort Lewis, Washington.  Prior to moving to Iowa, he spent 14 years caring for military families and helped deal with the unique challenges families face in this setting.  Dr. Brown takes pride in working at the University of Iowa because of the amazing team of professionals that make his experiences working with children and families the best part of being a pediatrician.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, ages 6, 3, and 1 month.

Alice Fridman-Glass, Ph.D.

Alice is a licensed psychologist who works in private practice at Anderson, Arnold, & Partners in downtown Iowa City. She does therapy with teens and adults for a wide variety of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, trauma, identity and adjustment concerns, and ADHD. She also does evaluations for ADHD, learning disorders, and psychological concerns like anxiety and depression. Alice graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota and the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the University of Iowa. She loves food, crossword puzzles, game nights, being outside, and watching her kids play and grow.

Nick Herbold, Herbold Law PC

Nick lives and practices law at Herbold Law PC in University Heights. He and his wife, Katy, have three boys, ages 5 to 12. He has long focused in areas of the law that impact families very personally, such as family law, estate planning, and business law.  Nick is also a certified mediator.

Pam Hoogerwerf, BS

Pam Hoogerwerf is the Program Manager of the Injury Prevention and Community Outreach program at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. She grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa receiving a B.S. degree in Communication Studies. Her passion is injury prevention as she leads many efforts at the hospital including All-Terrain Vehicle Safety, Bike Safety, Firearm Safety, Safe Sleep, Lawn Mower Safety and Child Passenger Safety to name a few. She serves on many state, regional and national committees for the Children’s Hospital and injury prevention. She is the program coordinator for the Injury Free for Kids site at the hospital. To learn more about all of the injury prevention resources that the Safety Store has to offer, please click here.

Alta Medea-Peters

At a young age, Ms. Medea-Peters started her work to end domestic violence and build resources for victim-survivors. She has continued this work for over 20 years by strengthening her community and supporting those most vulnerable through direct action, volunteerism, service, and advocacy. She officially began her work with the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) first as a volunteer, then a board member, and has served as Director of Community Engagement for DVIP since 2017. She lives in Iowa City, IA with her husband, two hilarious sons, an overly active dog, and two fluffy cats.

Joe Nelson, PT, DPT, CMPT

Joe is the founder and owner of Team Iowa Physical Therapy. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Doctor of Physical Therapy program, where he is currently an adjunct faculty member. Joe has extensive training and experience treating back pain, neck pain, tendonitis, muscle strains, overuse injuries, chronic pain, and sports injuries. Joe is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist (1.5 year training after DPT degree) and has also completed certifications as a Functional Movement Specialist, ASTYM Soft Tissue Injury Specialist, and Golf Fitness Specialist. Joe enjoys working with local organizations and sports teams in the Iowa City community. In his free time, he loves to keep active by going mountain biking, hiking, visiting Colorado and spending time with his wife Annalise and their three children Eliana, Ann-Marie, and Simon.

Kim Richards-Passini, DPT

Kim graduated from Iowa State University in 2015 with a degree in Kinesiology prior to moving to Iowa City to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa in 2017. She has been working at Team Iowa Physical Therapy for the past three years, working primarily with musculoskeletal injuries. Kim works with women who are pre- and postnatal, as well as treating sports injuries and post surgical patients. She is also trained in Integrative Dry Needling. In her free time, Kim enjoys instructing at Barre3 and taking walks with her husband and dog!

Jaclyn Roman, ARNP, CNM

Jaclyn Roman is a certified midwife in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. She became a midwife because she wanted to take care of women long-term and help influence their life choices in a healthy way, both during their pregnancy and throughout their lifetime. Her specific interests include cervical cancer screening and colposcopy as well as breastfeeding support. She is working toward her IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultation Examiners) and will receive her Lactation Counselor Certification in February. Jaclyn received her BSN from the University of Iowa, College of Nursing and her master’s and Certificate of Midwifery from the University of Minnesota. With all her patients, she finds it important to create a connection by finding common experiences. Outside of work, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with her two handsome sons, cooking, exercising, or relaxing under a fuzzy blanket by the fireplace.

Anne Wilmoth, Children’s Librarian

Anne holds an M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. She works as a Children’s and Collection Services Librarian at the Iowa City Public Library, where she gets to choose the books that go in the kids’ chapter books and nonfiction sections, as well as leading children’s programs. She has lived in Iowa City for 15 years, and is the mother of a 9th grader and a 5th grader.

Lisa Woodroffe, MD, CAQSM

Lisa is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in the department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation.  For this year’s panel, Lisa will be discussing the importance of being active during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as breastfeeding tips for moms.

If you don’t have your tickets to Bloom yet, get them ASAP! Not only will you have access to all of these amazing panelists and the resources they have to offer, but you will also meet some of our favorite local organizations and shops, and you’ll have an opportunity to win one of the over $2,000 in giveaways that we have for you!

To learn more about the virtual event logistics and to see a sneak peek at giveaways, RSVP to the Bloom Facebook event and view the description and discussion thread.

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