PWC Welcomes New Executive Director

Dear Peak Women’s Care supporters and friends:

I am Mollie Nordin and am excited to introduce myself as the new executive director of Peak Women’s Care. To be close to family, I moved to Plumas County three years ago and work as aspecial education teacher at Quincy Elementary School.

I love living in such a beautiful place with my husky, Shasta. I enjoy long conversations to catch up with friends and discuss our Bible studies, andI relax by reading a good book with a cup of coffee. I have been blessed with the opportunity to support and care for students and families in this community and look forward to God’s plan for me with Peak.

Sharon Dryden, founder of PWC, came to my church (Sierra Christian) over a year ago with a call to join her on the mission of starting a pregnancy center. I knew I wanted to join but had no idea all that God had in store. I got to be a part of the planning committee for the banquet we had in October and saw the generosity and excitement of many in our community. After that, I knew I had to see more of how God would move through this organization. I asked Sharon and Betsy Taylor, president of the PWC board, to count me in wherever help was needed. That one yes to God led me to the position asexecutive director. 

How will you say yes? Do you want to be a part of this mission? We have purchased a building and are ready to go where He leads us after our remodel. At Peak Women’s Care we will walk alongside men and women with unplanned pregnancies and provide them with support and care.  We can’t do this without your support and are so thankful in whatever you say yes to whether it’s prayer, volunteer work, financial support, or all of that. 

If you want someone to come and speak at your church or a group you are a part of, please reach out and a member of our board or I can come and do so. Thank you for your support so far. And please consider how you can join us on this mission to share Christ’s love with families and children in our community. 

With gratitude, 
Mollie Nordin

PWC Hires Medical Director

Peak Women’s Care recently hired Dr. Alexandra Hunt of Quincy as its medical director. Dr. Hunt is board certified in both family medicine and breastfeeding andlactation medicine. A graduate of the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, she did her residency at Sutter Health Family Medicine for its Sacramento Rural Track/Midwife-Physician Collaborative Birthing Center in Davis. Her services include full life-span family medicine with special interests in obstetric and breastfeeding medicine.

Prior to medical school Dr. Hunt became fascinated with breastfeeding medicine when she worked at a comprehensive perinatal support program. She said, “Women would come in tearfulyet leave the lactation consultant’s office beaming with empowerment.” During medical school she coordinated the Perinatal Care Project, which pairs a medical student  with a young, pregnant, single woman. The med student supports the woman by attending prenatal visits, providing birth support, and accompanying the woman to postpartum care visits. During such experiences Dr. Hunt said she witnessed “over and over again that women need as much love and support as they can get during the prenatal and postpartum periods.”

She said she is excited to be a part of Peak Women’s Care, a local collaborative effort, to support pregnant women in the Plumas County area. Dr. Hunt’s calling is to work with women and their families as they welcome new life into the world. She said, “Pregnancy and breastfeeding support remain pivotal opportunities to promote the health of an entire family.”