About Anna David

Executive Director

NICU Families Northwest

Anna David is Founder of NICU Families Northwest and President of the Board of Directors. Prior to founding NFNW, she spent 9 years in HR and has a practiced ability to balance competing stakeholder priorities. She advocates effectively and passionately for families while considering the complex landscape of hospital administration in the design and delivery of NFNW projects/programs.

Anna’s daughter Miranda was born a trimester early and in the NICU for 80 days. The emotional, physical, and mental toll of the NICU experience inspired Anna to affect change in how NICU families are supported locally.


Portland State University
Lactation Training Course, Parent Panel 4/19

Oregon Health Authority
Health Evidence Review Committee Testimony 10/18

Bridgetown Baby
Doula Education Night 10/17

Northwest Mother’s Milk Bank
Build Hope, Grow Love Video 3/16

Legacy Emanuel Hospital/Randall Children’s Hospital
In-Service Training: Communication with Parents of Micro-Preemies Video 10/14
Parent Representative on hiring panel for NICU Family Support Liaison 5/13 – 6/14

March of Dimes, Greater Oregon Chapter
Fund the Mission Video 10/15


Interaction with a Doctor That Could Have Been Better

Interaction with a Nurse That Could Have Been Better

Interaction with a Social Worker That Could Have Been Better

Positive Interaction with a Doctor

Positive Interaction with a Nurse

Life After the NICU: Transitioning into School Years

Life After the NICU: Maximizing your Early Intervention Experience

Peer to Peer Support

Improving Communication in the NICU

Improving Empathy for People Supporting NICU Families


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.


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