Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN

Elizabeth Kester, MSN, RN, is the Nursing Director of the labor and delivery unit in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth holds an advanced degree in communications, with a specialization in marketing and design, having enjoyed a successful career in advertising prior to her transition to women’s health nursing. Elizabeth has experience delivering care in maternity services located in vastly different settings, from rural critical access hospitals to large academic medical centers.

Elizabeth is a nurse leader that is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and supporting an informed and empowered birth experience where the patient’s voice is heard.  Elizabeth is an active member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nursing and serves on the executive planning committee for the Perinatal Leadership Forum. Elizabeth resides in southern New Hampshire with her husband and two awesome children Ellen and Jack.