Alongside my professional background, I am a devoted follower of Christ and I prioritize integrating my faith into every aspect of my work, enabling me to make a profound impact on maternal wellbeing. Philippians 2:3.
My daughter's birth served as the catalyst that propelled me into the realm of supporting women and families as a childbirth educator. It was a profoundly transformative experience, empowering me in ways I had never imagined. The realization that I could successfully give birth instilled in me a sense of limitless capabilities. Inspired by this, I desired to offer other women the same awakening. This initial step opened the door to further training in various aspects of perinatal education and support. I expanded my knowledge in areas such as perinatal fitness, breastfeeding, and labor support. Additionally, I became deeply involved in advocating for universal access to community-based midwifery care, ensuring that every family desiring a midwife could have this option readily available to them.
I have a wealth of diverse perspectives that inform my work, allowing me to provide direct client education and support while developing and administering programs that promote healthy birth outcomes. Previously, I held the position of Online Learning Coordinator at the National College of Midwifery, where I oversaw the courses on Perinatal Education and Human Lactation, and Communication and Counseling. During my tenure as a member of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan NY (CEA/MNY) I had the privilege of serving as past president for two full terms and as membership coordinator. My professional collaborations have been far-reaching. They have encompassed co-creating a framework for a community-based doula program, co-founding a doula group, expanding an existing volunteer doula program and co-designing a federally funded women's health initiative. Leveraging my life experiences and wisdom, I have embraced the role of mentor, guiding aspiring individuals in their journey to establish themselves as birth workers and create positive change in this field.
For the past two decades, I have actively provided education and support to numerous women and their families. I have been a staunch advocate for improved birth choices and equity, both locally and nationally. In addition to my birth work, I also assist individuals in maximizing their potential as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach. I hold a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from New York University. When I am not working with clients, I enjoy engaging in activities such as hiking, hanging out with my grandson, reading, journaling, or simply listening to good music.