Karinda Roebuck


Karinda is a midwife by practice and a racial equity consultant by trade. Her career began as an undergraduate anthropology student studying cross-cultural birth practices in Cape Coast, Ghana. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Davidson College, her BSN from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her MSN from Frontier School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her research since has encompassed postpartum depression among migrant, Latiné women, race disparities in maternal health, and the historical impact of the criminalization of Black Granny Midwives and the subsequent loss to Black communities. Her professional initiatives aim to expose racism both within midwifery and by midwives, and she has developed multiple workshops and presentations for health care institutions on reproductive justice and birth equity.  Additionally, she has co-developed numerous workshops covering racial equity fundamentals, shifting power, institutional bias, power of perspectives and racial trauma. Karinda currently serves as the Executive Director of Community Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE) and is currently co-authoring a race equity and power analysis intended for systemic change.