Launched pre-pandemic, Major Care blends inclusive asynchronous education with HIPAA-compliant text- and video-based doula care on its My Fourth platform to effect better, safer and more supported postpartum outcomes for parents. In addition to being available directly to families, Major Care partners with employers and payers to offer a dedicated program spanning the fourth trimester and into the first year postpartum.
Nashville, TN, July 19th, 2022—
Rebecca Anne Whitehead (Munn), a respected and versatile healthcare industry thought leader who has served in healthcare executive roles for several global companies, including UnitedHealthcare, 180 Health Partners and Healthways, has joined the Major Care team as a board advisor.
“Rebecca is an incredible executive who is an agile leader, healthcare visionary, and passionate advocate for improving the lives of birthing people in the immediate postpartum and beyond,” says Major Care founder and CEO Mandy Major, PCD(DONA). “As Major Care deepens its enterprise partnerships in healthcare and business sectors, I know we will benefit enormously from Rebecca’s tenured experience with community-based programs, value-based care and integrated care. That she is an equal measure of expertise and empathy, not to mention a doula herself, only adds to our excitement and the impact we can make to address the current gaps and disparities in U.S. postpartum care with continuous virtual doula care.”
Whitehead will aid the Major Care team in strategic development, particularly as it looks to deepen its ties with Nashville-based healthcare companies, and partner with insurers to roll out postpartum doula benefits state-by-state for Medicaid recipients.
“I am delighted by the opportunity to work with Major Care in this advisory capacity. Mandy is a strong leader, creative problem solver, and a passionate pioneer of virtual doula care. She has developed a much-needed solution to the many challenges facing new moms
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“As a mother myself, I reflect back on how Major Care would have supported my own postpartum journey and possibly prevented a secondary hospital stay because I did not have adequate support or education about my own healing after a cesarean. By offering day-by-day support and guidance, Major Care is filling a critical gap in postpartum care. Most current services focus on the baby. We need to focus on mom and baby, and offer care and connection before something goes wrong. Major Care is leading that charge.”
In Whitehead’s 25+ years of leadership experience, she has achieved success with leading the innovation of new business and clinical models, prototyping emergent community-based delivery businesses, and driving integrated care delivery models. As the former Chief Operating Officer for 180 Health Partners, Rebecca oversaw the organization’s multi-state program of behavioral health care and community services to support people with substance misuse disorder and help them live a life of thriving recovery. She is an award-winning author, Board Director and Executive Committee member of The Next Door in Nashville and the immediate past Board Chair for Hands on Nashville Board of Directors.
Whitehead earned a B.B.A. degree in marketing with a minor in psychology from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and an executive M.B.A. degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.
Rebecca is aA lifelong learner and became a Nashville Healthcare Council Fellow in 2017, a certified End-of-Life Doula in 2018, and in 2019, became certified in the Foundations of Positive Psychology. She is happiest when outdoors, practicing yoga, finding great Mexican food, giving back to her community, and being a mom.
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About Major Care: Founded pre-pandemic by a certified postpartum doula, Major Care blends the power of guided learning with HIPAA-compliant virtual doula and lactation care to effect better, safer and more supported postpartum outcomes for parents. Major Care serves families nation-wide, specializing in continuous support and whole-person care. Additional information can be found here.