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.

 EMILY MCCLIMON  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Emily was born and raised in Cincinnati. She graduated from Ohio University and UC College of Law. After the birth of her first son, she recognized the enormous value that unbiased support can bring a family during labor and the postpartum period. She was driven to become a doula to serve families in the city she loves.  Coming from a unique family background, Emily has a passion for serving diverse and non-traditional families through their journey to parenthood and family creation. Her work as a sales executive in the IT field, drives her dedication to helping new parents ease the transition back to work outside the home after parental leave.  Emily lives in historic Bellevue, KY with her husband, two young sons, two lab/hound mix pups, and a rescue cat who will outlive us all. She enjoys traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, spending time with her kiddos, and really strong coffee.

EMILY MCCLIMON

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Emily was born and raised in Cincinnati. She graduated from Ohio University and UC College of Law. After the birth of her first son, she recognized the enormous value that unbiased support can bring a family during labor and the postpartum period. She was driven to become a doula to serve families in the city she loves.

Coming from a unique family background, Emily has a passion for serving diverse and non-traditional families through their journey to parenthood and family creation. Her work as a sales executive in the IT field, drives her dedication to helping new parents ease the transition back to work outside the home after parental leave.

Emily lives in historic Bellevue, KY with her husband, two young sons, two lab/hound mix pups, and a rescue cat who will outlive us all. She enjoys traveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, spending time with her kiddos, and really strong coffee.

 
 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 son Michael born in 2016, and daughter Lilly born in 2017. 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 son Michael born in 2016, and daughter Lilly born in 2017. In her free time Paige enjoys being outside, reading, running, exploring Cincinnati and spending time with friends and family.

 EMILY JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER  CERTIFIED CHILDBIRTH EDUCATOR | CERTIFIED BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | CERTIFIED INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM PLACENTA SPECIALIST  Emily has over 9 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 7 years. They welcomed their first daughter, June, at home in December 2013, and their second, Magnolia, in October of 2015. They’re also parents to an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Terrier mix named Ollie and a two-year-old Pit Bull named Odin. Emily and her family reside across the river in Northern Kentucky.

EMILY JOHNSON, CO-FOUNDER

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

Emily has over 9 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 7 years. They welcomed their first daughter, June, at home in December 2013, and their second, Magnolia, in October of 2015. They’re also parents to an eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel/Terrier mix named Ollie and a two-year-old Pit Bull named Odin. Emily and her family reside across the river in Northern Kentucky.

 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.

 TERESA GOSSARD  POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST  Caring for families with newborns has always been a thrill and a privilege for Teresa. Her multifaceted 37 year career as a Registered Nurse supporting families includes experience at Childrens Hospital Birmingham, AL and NICU support in Green Bay, WI. Outside of working as an RN, Teresa also worked for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for nine years in Kentucky.  Her continuing education includes:  - Birth Doula training  Although newer to Cincinnati, Teresa enjoys living in Mt. Adams and all that city life has to offer. She has three wonderful adult children and five grandchildren, ages 9mos – 5years.

TERESA GOSSARD

POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST

Caring for families with newborns has always been a thrill and a privilege for Teresa. Her multifaceted 37 year career as a Registered Nurse supporting families includes experience at Childrens Hospital Birmingham, AL and NICU support in Green Bay, WI. Outside of working as an RN, Teresa also worked for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for nine years in Kentucky.

Her continuing education includes:

- Birth Doula training

Although newer to Cincinnati, Teresa enjoys living in Mt. Adams and all that city life has to offer. She has three wonderful adult children and five grandchildren, ages 9mos – 5years.

 
 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.

 
 RACHELE CAFFAZO  BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA  Ever since high school, Rachele has sought to center her life around supporting women and families. Inspired to become a doula, she discovered that the time surrounding pregnancy, birth and postpartum is truly her heart’s work. She simply can't imagine loving any job more. Rachele brings a unique perspective to navigating the hospital setting, as she's also experienced it from a nursing student's point of view.  Rachele grew up in the beloved Cincinnati and now lives in Northern Kentucky. She loves the arts, spending time outdoors, and quality time with loved ones.

RACHELE CAFFAZO

BIRTH DOULA | POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA

Ever since high school, Rachele has sought to center her life around supporting women and families. Inspired to become a doula, she discovered that the time surrounding pregnancy, birth and postpartum is truly her heart’s work. She simply can't imagine loving any job more. Rachele brings a unique perspective to navigating the hospital setting, as she's also experienced it from a nursing student's point of view.

Rachele grew up in the beloved Cincinnati and now lives in Northern Kentucky. She loves the arts, spending time outdoors, and quality time with loved ones.

 
 KIM KAMMER  BIRTH DOULA | CERTIFIED POSTPARTUM & INFANT CARE DOULA | INFANT FEEDING SPECIALIST  Kim has over 10 years experience supporting the postpartum period as both a day and night nanny. She is deeply passionate for providing care to newborns and families, and has also worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 35 years.  Kim was born and raised in Cincinnati. She and her husband live in West Chester and have been married for 35 years. They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Kim enjoys spending time with family and making memories with them!

KIM KAMMER

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

Kim has over 10 years experience supporting the postpartum period as both a day and night nanny. She is deeply passionate for providing care to newborns and families, and has also worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for over 35 years.

Kim was born and raised in Cincinnati. She and her husband live in West Chester and have been married for 35 years. They have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Kim enjoys spending time with family and making memories with them!