California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC)
Christa Sakowski has 20 years of experience in healthcare. She has worked in a variety of roles including perinatal nurse, nursing faculty, certified nurse midwife, and nurse education specialist. This has given her the opportunity to work in numerous settings from very low-risk women delivering at home to high-risk women in tertiary care centers. She completed her BSN at The College of New Jersey in Ewing and her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Christa has experience implementing CMQCC toolkits within a healthcare system and has been involved with CMQCC's collaboratives since 2011. In her role as Clinical Lead, she works directly with hospital teams, mentor nurses, mentor physicians, and the entire CMQCC staff to assess and improve care delivery in the state of California. Christa also engages with the rest of the country as the California nurse representative for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) and serves as a resource for the use of CMQCC Toolkits.