Valerie Sasson, LM, CPM has been co-owner and resident midwife at the Puget Sound Birth Center in Kirkland, Washington, since 1998.
In addition to enjoying a full and satisfying home and free-standing midwifery practice Valerie served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Washington State Midwifery & Birthing Center Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association from 2002-2012, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwives Association of Washington and adjunct faculty in the Midwifery Department at Bastyr University (formerly the Seattle Midwifery School).
Originally from New Jersey and a graduate of Brown University (’86) Valerie relocated to Seattle in 1989 in order to attend the Seattle Midwifery School. Following a circuitous route that included work in sexual assault intervention and community health she graduated from the Seattle Midwifery School in 1998.
Valerie lives with her husband and two daughters (both born at home with Licensed Midwives) on a wild oasis on the outskirts of Seattle and plans to continue providing midwifery care for quite some time to come.