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Élan Vital McAllister is the President and Founder of Choices in Childbirth, a consumer advocacy organization which strives to improve maternity care by helping families make informed decisions about where, how and with whom to birth, ultimately ensuring that the birth of every child is treated with the reverence that it deserves. She oversees production of The Guide to a Healthy Birth, is a Co-founder of the Grassroots Advocates Committee of CIMS, and co-created The Birth Survey. Elan is the consumer representative for the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM).  She is also a DONA-Trained Labor Doula, a classically trained dancer, and a Tony Award winning Broadway Producer