KATIE BRENNER, CO-FOUNDER  CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR | CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST | PHOTOGRAPHER  A Cincinnati native, Katie has spent over 15 years supporting families through social work and as a birth professional. She received her MFA in Photography and her Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her continuing education includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics  - Birth Art Mentor  - Spinning Babies  - Postpartum Health  Katie resides in the up and coming Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood with her husband Dan, their two boys, and two hermit crabs. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening on their urban homestead, canning and preserving, and knitting.

KATIE BRENNER, CO-FOUNDER

CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR | CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST | PHOTOGRAPHER

A Cincinnati native, Katie has spent over 15 years supporting families through social work and as a birth professional. She received her MFA in Photography and her Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her continuing education includes:

- Breastfeeding Basics

- Birth Art Mentor

- Spinning Babies

- Postpartum Health

Katie resides in the up and coming Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood with her husband Dan, their two boys, and two hermit crabs. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening on their urban homestead, canning and preserving, and knitting.

MELISSA WIRTH-GREGORY  CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INTANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST  Melissa grew up in Cincinnati and is originally from New Jersey. She has 10 years of experience supporting families in the postpartum period as a nanny. She's a pro at baby wearing and cloth diapering.  Her continuing education includes:  - Rocking Dads  - Breastfeeding Basics  Melissa lives on the eastside in Loveland with her husband, daughter and son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, comedy clubs and craft beer.

MELISSA WIRTH-GREGORY

CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INTANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST

Melissa grew up in Cincinnati and is originally from New Jersey. She has 10 years of experience supporting families in the postpartum period as a nanny. She's a pro at baby wearing and cloth diapering.

Her continuing education includes:

- Rocking Dads

- Breastfeeding Basics

Melissa lives on the eastside in Loveland with her husband, daughter and son. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, comedy clubs and craft beer.

JOELLEN NOBLE  CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | IBCLC | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST  JoEllen brings over a decade of experience supporting families to the DOC team, including working as an IBCLC in the public health/WIC setting and as a hospital-based lactation consultant. JoEllen's clients describe her as caring, calm, and knowledgeable. Her continuing education includes:  - Advanced Clinical Concepts in Lactation  - Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Training  - LGBT-Inclusive Obstetrics and Nursing Support   JoEllen and her husband reside in Brown County and are the parents of five boys, four surviving. Their second son passed at 3 months and 1 day due to complications from a critical congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). In their free time the Nobles like to hunt for treasures in thrift shops and explore historic sites.

JOELLEN NOBLE

CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | IBCLC | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST

JoEllen brings over a decade of experience supporting families to the DOC team, including working as an IBCLC in the public health/WIC setting and as a hospital-based lactation consultant. JoEllen's clients describe her as caring, calm, and knowledgeable. Her continuing education includes:

- Advanced Clinical Concepts in Lactation

- Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Training

- LGBT-Inclusive Obstetrics and Nursing Support


JoEllen and her husband reside in Brown County and are the parents of five boys, four surviving. Their second son passed at 3 months and 1 day due to complications from a critical congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). In their free time the Nobles like to hunt for treasures in thrift shops and explore historic sites.

MONIKA WATSON  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST  Monika has 6 years experience supporting families as a social worker. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work. Her journey to birth work began after having the opportunity to provide hands on support to her close friends and family during their labor. She loves to empower families through their birth experience. Becoming a birth professional is something that felt natural to her.  Born and raised in Cincinnati, Monika and her husband now live in Hartwell. They have two fur babies. A five year old rescue dog named Fonzie, and a six year old Ragdoll cat named Gomez. She enjoys dates with her husband, shopping, and trying new restaurants.

MONIKA WATSON

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST

Monika has 6 years experience supporting families as a social worker. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Social Work. Her journey to birth work began after having the opportunity to provide hands on support to her close friends and family during their labor. She loves to empower families through their birth experience. Becoming a birth professional is something that felt natural to her.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Monika and her husband now live in Hartwell. They have two fur babies. A five year old rescue dog named Fonzie, and a six year old Ragdoll cat named Gomez. She enjoys dates with her husband, shopping, and trying new restaurants.

 
PAIGE MENKINS  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Paige was born and raised in Cincinnati. Although always interested in birthwork, becoming a mother helped Paige realize her passion for supporting moms and families through the transition to parenthood.  Her continuing education includes:  -Breastfeeding Basics  Paige and her husband Dan have been married 5 years and live on the West Side of town. They have a son, Michae,l born in 2016, and daughters Lilly, born in 2017, and Amara, born in 2019. In her free time Paige enjoys being outside, reading, running, exploring Cincinnati and spending time with friends and family.

PAIGE MENKINS

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Paige was born and raised in Cincinnati. Although always interested in birthwork, becoming a mother helped Paige realize her passion for supporting moms and families through the transition to parenthood.

Her continuing education includes:

-Breastfeeding Basics

Paige and her husband Dan have been married 5 years and live on the West Side of town. They have a son, Michae,l born in 2016, and daughters Lilly, born in 2017, and Amara, born in 2019. In her free time Paige enjoys being outside, reading, running, exploring Cincinnati and spending time with friends and family.

 
AMY JESSEE  POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Amy graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's of human and consumer services. She has over eight years experience supporting families through her child care business and as an online school advisor. Her dedication to families and the care for their children naturally evolved into a passion for supporting postpartum families.  Amy lives north of Cincinnati in Middletown with her husband Chris and their four children, Addison, Alden, Alex and Asher.

AMY JESSEE

POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Amy graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor's of human and consumer services. She has over eight years experience supporting families through her child care business and as an online school advisor. Her dedication to families and the care for their children naturally evolved into a passion for supporting postpartum families.

Amy lives north of Cincinnati in Middletown with her husband Chris and their four children, Addison, Alden, Alex and Asher.

 
VICKY GOODWIN  POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Vicky earned an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Radiation Science Technology from U.C., and has enjoyed her career in MRI at Cincinnati Children's for 12 years. Working as a doula has been a natural extension to her life’s work of serving families with infants and young children.  Vicky lives with her partner, Kurt, and one 5-year-old son, Breckin (in Kindergarten), and one 22-year-old son, Alex (in the US Military). Together, they enjoy hiking, music, and cooking.

VICKY GOODWIN

POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Vicky earned an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Radiation Science Technology from U.C., and has enjoyed her career in MRI at Cincinnati Children's for 12 years. Working as a doula has been a natural extension to her life’s work of serving families with infants and young children.

Vicky lives with her partner, Kurt, and one 5-year-old son, Breckin (in Kindergarten), and one 22-year-old son, Alex (in the US Military). Together, they enjoy hiking, music, and cooking.

EMILY JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER  CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR | CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST  Originally from Northern Kentucky, Emily has over 10 years experience supporting families throughout their birth and parenting journeys.  Her continuing education includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics  - Rebozo Uses for the Childbearing Year  - Hypno-Doula Training  Emily and her husband, Jay have been married for 8.5 years. They welcomed their first daughter, June, at home in December 2013, and their second, Magnolia, in October of 2015. This past May, they added a son named Benjamin, and are also parents to an eleven-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Terrier mix named Ollie and a five-year-old Pit Bull named Odin. Emily and her family reside across the river in Fort Mitchell.

EMILY JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER

CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR | CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Emily has over 10 years experience supporting families throughout their birth and parenting journeys.

Her continuing education includes:

- Breastfeeding Basics

- Rebozo Uses for the Childbearing Year

- Hypno-Doula Training

Emily and her husband, Jay have been married for 8.5 years. They welcomed their first daughter, June, at home in December 2013, and their second, Magnolia, in October of 2015. This past May, they added a son named Benjamin, and are also parents to an eleven-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Terrier mix named Ollie and a five-year-old Pit Bull named Odin. Emily and her family reside across the river in Fort Mitchell.

MIRANDA TEPE  CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST  Born and raised in Cincinnati, Miranda’s self drive for education and research helped her realize her dream of working as a birth professional. She is passionate about supporting families with creativity and enthusiasm while they embrace their journey through their birth experience. Her continuing education includes:  - Breastfeeding Basics  Miranda and her family live on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, making crafts with the kids and shopping. Making memories with her family is her biggest enjoyment, because happy memories are the best part about life.

MIRANDA TEPE

CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Miranda’s self drive for education and research helped her realize her dream of working as a birth professional. She is passionate about supporting families with creativity and enthusiasm while they embrace their journey through their birth experience. Her continuing education includes:

- Breastfeeding Basics

Miranda and her family live on the West Side of Cincinnati with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, making crafts with the kids and shopping. Making memories with her family is her biggest enjoyment, because happy memories are the best part about life.

CHARIS ENGLAND  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Charis was born and raised in Virginia, and has called Northern Kentucky home since 2006. The transition to a doula career and unbiased support for families came naturally to Charis. Her experience includes supporting families and children for over 9 years as a nanny, and 5 years experience coordinating Mom Baby Postpartum visits for a local hospital.  Charis lives in Walton, Ky with her husband Nick and their three children Colt, Adalyn and Parker. They are animal lovers with a boxer named Gracie, a fish named Rosie, a cat name Stella and three chickens named Belle, Cuckoo-Loca and Daisy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family outside, listening to live music, catching up on her favorite tv shows and enjoying a cold beer around a fire.

CHARIS ENGLAND

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Charis was born and raised in Virginia, and has called Northern Kentucky home since 2006. The transition to a doula career and unbiased support for families came naturally to Charis. Her experience includes supporting families and children for over 9 years as a nanny, and 5 years experience coordinating Mom Baby Postpartum visits for a local hospital.

Charis lives in Walton, Ky with her husband Nick and their three children Colt, Adalyn and Parker. They are animal lovers with a boxer named Gracie, a fish named Rosie, a cat name Stella and three chickens named Belle, Cuckoo-Loca and Daisy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family outside, listening to live music, catching up on her favorite tv shows and enjoying a cold beer around a fire.

 
JEN DUSOLD BROWN  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Jen has lived in Cincinnati most of her life, except for five years spent living and working in NYC.  Through the experiences of being a single parent for 17 years and now a blended family, she’s developed and practiced family intentionality techniques for living purposefully and has helped other families do the same.  Serving as a doula is one facet to this. Helping families of all kinds bring intentionality, empowerment and serenity to their birth and early family experiences is whole-heartedly aligned with Jen’s purpose.   Jen currently lives with her husband and three kids in Westwood. Their favorite things to do together involve play, peace, and laughter.

JEN DUSOLD BROWN

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Jen has lived in Cincinnati most of her life, except for five years spent living and working in NYC.

Through the experiences of being a single parent for 17 years and now a blended family, she’s developed and practiced family intentionality techniques for living purposefully and has helped other families do the same.

Serving as a doula is one facet to this. Helping families of all kinds bring intentionality, empowerment and serenity to their birth and early family experiences is whole-heartedly aligned with Jen’s purpose.

Jen currently lives with her husband and three kids in Westwood. Their favorite things to do together involve play, peace, and laughter.

 
KENYA FOY  BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kenya made her way to the Midwest almost 3 years ago. She has spent years caring for her own family and friends throughout different journeys in their lives, and naturally found a love for supporting all families.  Kenya has the passion and heart to serve. Her journey to becoming a doula began in early 2019 after she began supporting women at Church who recently had babies. Kenya is excited to serve growing families by providing the support and resources needed for families to thrive throughout the life-changing experience of having a baby.  Kenya lives in North College Hill with her dog Jasper.

KENYA FOY

BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kenya made her way to the Midwest almost 3 years ago. She has spent years caring for her own family and friends throughout different journeys in their lives, and naturally found a love for supporting all families.

Kenya has the passion and heart to serve. Her journey to becoming a doula began in early 2019 after she began supporting women at Church who recently had babies. Kenya is excited to serve growing families by providing the support and resources needed for families to thrive throughout the life-changing experience of having a baby.

Kenya lives in North College Hill with her dog Jasper.

CASSIE EGAN  BIRTH DOULA  Cassie resides in Fort Thomas, KY where she was born and raised. She attended Northern Kentucky University earning her degree in Public Relations. Her interest in birth was piqued during her first pregnancy. That interest continued to grow well after the birth of her second child, when she realized supporting families was truly a passion. Always a listening ear and sounding board for her friends and co-workers during their pregnancies, Cassie wanted to broaden her reach and help other women during this transformative time in their lives.  She has been married to her husband Chris for six years and they have two children, Conrad and Quinn. In her spare time, she loves to try new restaurants and breweries and enjoy the many kid-friendly activities Cincinnati has to offer.

CASSIE EGAN

BIRTH DOULA

Cassie resides in Fort Thomas, KY where she was born and raised. She attended Northern Kentucky University earning her degree in Public Relations. Her interest in birth was piqued during her first pregnancy. That interest continued to grow well after the birth of her second child, when she realized supporting families was truly a passion. Always a listening ear and sounding board for her friends and co-workers during their pregnancies, Cassie wanted to broaden her reach and help other women during this transformative time in their lives.

She has been married to her husband Chris for six years and they have two children, Conrad and Quinn. In her spare time, she loves to try new restaurants and breweries and enjoy the many kid-friendly activities Cincinnati has to offer.