Lashea Wattie has been practicing in the area of obstetrical nursing for over 19 years. Her clinical and educational experience and expertise span labor/delivery, antepartum and mother/baby areas. Lashea is currently working as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Women’s Services at a large health system in Georgia. She is a designated fetal monitoring Instructor Trainer through AWHONN. Lashea has also worked as a nursing instructor and was the Perinatal Outreach Educator for the North Georgia region. This allowed her to provide continual high-risk perinatal education to 36 different hospitals and to teach and inspire audiences across the region. Lashea holds two certifications through NCC and currently provides in-services and seminars nationally.
In addition, Lashea is an active AWHONN member she was the elected Georgia Section Chair for two consecutive terms. Lashea was a recent recipient of the Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Recognition Award program and was appointed to the Georgia Postpartum Hemorrhage Project. She was selected as the lead facilitator in the state of Georgia to assist with the rising rate of maternal deaths because she has successfully inspired her region to become more active within their professional organization with exciting lectures, networking and current trends. Lashea’ s expertise in this area is demonstrated in her most recent award as the 2015 AWHONN Award of Excellence in Community Service. Lashea is a fun, energetic speaker, who fully engages the audience in her presentations, leaving them excited and ready to learn more.