Jennifer C. : All Programs
Jen holds a BA in Education, is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, a Practicing Doula (Doulas of North America) and a Fellow of the American College of Childbirth Educators. She is a Lamaze International Program Director with Giving Birth Lamaze Childbirth Educator Training Program (USA). She has trained with USDA –WIC in lactation support and RTS in supporting through perinatal loss. She is the founder of Elizabeth Project International (www.elizabethproject.net) and has been active in developing Lamaze Childbirth Education and other maternal support programs internationally since 1999.
Tim C.: Nacham Bereavement Counselor Certificate Program
Tim holds a Bachelors degree in Music; Master of Arts in Anthropology /Ethnomusicology; Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling; is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC). He has trained with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Critical Incident Stress Management as well as with Gunderson Lutheran Health Services, Resolve Through Sharing: Bereavement Training for Perinatal Loss. He has a special interest in trauma healing and recovery, and has extensive training and experience working with NGO’s in crisis response, staff care, training, counseling, consulting and capacity building for staff care/member care. He has spent most of his life in East Africa but is currently in private practice in the USA. Tim and Jennifer have three daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandchildren.
Rena G. : Labor Support Specialist, Giving Birth Lamaze Educator Program
Rena is a science teacher, a facilitator, and an international public health specialist with over 12 years’ experience in Africa working on reproductive health and HIV-related issues for vulnerable children and women. Rena has a Master of Public Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (2000). She obtained her doula certification through DONA International in 2010 and became a Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE) in 2011. Rena strives to empower women to have safe and healthy birth journeys in Maryland, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.
Verda M.: Breastfeeding Counselor , Lactation Educator
Verda is the mother of four beautiful children with five years of personal breastfeeding experience. She is currently employed with Women, Infant and Children Program (WIC) in Virginia Department of Health. She has had eight years of experience creating and facilitating breastfeeding classes for expectant and breastfeeding mothers. She is also a trainer for Loving Support: Through Peer Counseling for the Chesapeake Health Department in Virginia and co-facilitated the Breastfeeding Support Program 2012 in Nakuru, Kenya and 2012, 2013 and 2014 Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys learning new breastfeeding information and techniques to share with others. Her passion is helping a mom and baby overcome barriers to become a great team and enjoy breastfeeding.
Lindsay S. : Giving Birth, Breastfeeding Counselor, Lactation Educator
Lindsay is a mother of three young boys (6, 4, and 2) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in International Health. She also holds a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Public Health. She has been working in the capacity of a nurse, medical coordinator and nutrition coordinator with different hospitals, non-governmental agencies and the United Nations in the US and abroad since 1999. After her second son was born in 2012, she began her journey to support and provide non-judgmental and evidence based breastfeeding support for families. She is a Lamaze certified childbirth educator as well as a breastfeeding support counselor. She currently resides in Amman, Jordan.
Gorrety : Breastfeeding Counselor, Lactation Educator
Gorrety holds a Diploma in Community Health Nursing from the Kenya Medical Training College, a Mentor with the FACES-ASPIRE Mentoring Initiative Program (KEMRI in Collaboration with University of California San Francisco), a Lamaze Trained Childbirth Educator, Breastfeeding Support Counselor and Educator. She is a Co- Director at SafeCare Services. She Trained with Elizabeth Project International an affiliate of Lamaze International; Nacham Bereavement Support Counselor. She has been active in community Service in offering Maternal and early parenting support, Childbirth Classes, Breastfeeding talks and telephone support.
Gorrety has 4 Children (3 Biological and 1 adopted niece)
Joyce W.: Breastfeeding Counselor, Lactation Educator
Joyce is married to Richard and they have one son who is 14 years old.
Currently I am working as a Breastfeeding Counsellor and Educator in Nairobi having been trained by Elizabeth Project International, a Lamaze International approved provider, in 2013.
After certification to become a Breastfeeding Counselor/Educator, I left my full time employment as a Human Resource Manager to follow my passion of supporting lactating mothers. I founded SafeCare Services in January 2014, a private company that supports and educates breastfeeding households.
I am passionate in educating mothers on breastfeeding especially those that are undeserved and may never have access to any lactation support.
I enjoy learning all matters breastfeeding and continually take continuous education and have been skilled by various trainers like UNICEF/Cornell University, School of Public Health-University of Albany and Lactation Education Resources.
My greatest passion is to support the working mother overcome her breastfeeding challenges and achieve her breastfeeding goal. I am also passionate in spreading the message of breastfeeding as a low cost high impact preventive health intervention.