Meet the Team


As a Cayaba Care Member, you will have your own personal Maternity Navigator, who is part of a Care Team of maternity experts who will be with you throughout your entire pregnancy journey and postpartum.

The Care Team is supported by a team of central business, technology, and administrative staff that provide the infrastructure for them to be able to deliver care in modern, thoughtful, and innovative ways.

Care Team Roles

Patient Care Coordinator

Helps schedule your appointments and sign you up for local resources

Nurse Practitioner

Helps you with medical concerns and supports you throughout your Care Journey

Maternity Navigator

Your go-to contact for general questions and "navigates" you through the systems, contacts, and schedules you'll need throughout your journey

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Works with Cayaba’s integrated Care Team and provides behavioral health support and therapy.

Lactation Consultant

Provides education about feeding as you prepare for your birth, and can help you troubleshoot once you start the feeding process

Your Maternity Navigators

Nadira

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: Meditation, doing makeup in my spare time, cooking, and loving on my 7 year old Daughter, my 1 year old puppy and my 1 year old kitten! :)

I am a huge advocate for Mental Health Awareness and believe in seeking help when needed--I make it a mission to provide emotional support to everyone around me.

Sharlene

Lead Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: Enjoying quality time with my family and friends. Also cooking, traveling, finding new nature walks, meditating, yoga, watching documentaries and EATING!!

I absolutely love interacting with my patients, providing information and support, and just being that caring hand that is much needed.

Vickiey

Lead Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: These days my hobbies include online shopping and watching tv! I also love sewing, especially women’s evening gowns.

Over the last 16 years, I have worked in OBGYN and centering pregnancy, maternal fetal medicine and family planning. Being able to give care, support and education is what's important.

Nellie

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: In my downtime I love going on new adventures, reading, writing poetry, shopping and cooking! Fun Fact: I make the BEST Cajun Salmon - my sons told me so lol!

As a mother, I find it is vital for women to have the tools needed for a successful pregnancy: open and honest communication, understanding, clear explanations, knowledgeable providers and an excellent support system!

Michelle

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: I have served in various roles supporting children and families over the past five years. I am a trained Postpartum Doula and Postpartum Peer. I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and indulging in self care.

It’s my passion to make sure that people receive equitable care by their medical providers, resources from their community, and education to make their own informed decisions. It’s an honor to be of service to you during your pregnancy and beyond. It truly takes a village.

Jen

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: I find it imperative that pregnant people have adequate support during the prenatal and postpartum period and I’m honored to be a part of that journey.

I’m a trained Birth and End of Life Doula as well as a Childbirth Educator. I enjoy spending time with my daughter (who is a true pandemic baby) and advocating for Philadelphia’s homeless pet population.

Shavonda

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: Over the last 25 years, I've worked in OB/GYN, Family Planning, and Centering Pregnancy. I am passionate about educating women on birth control choices so they feel empowered and confident about their choices.

I have two children and one grandson. I enjoy traveling, eating, and making blue crabs!! Lol

Myia

Maternity Navigator

From Philadelphia, PA

About me: I am a full spectrum doula, lactation counselor, and childbirth educator specializing in working with teenage women, first-time parents, and families in recovery.  

Providing village empowerment has become the foundation of my career path, and I am thankful for the privilege to do what I love everyday.

Your Care Team

Nilsa

Patient Care Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: Just a free spirit who loves to meet new people, travel, try new foods, and create graphics and web design in my spare time. I also have a great support system of family and friends whom I love to spend time with.

I was born and raised in Philly and have spent the last 10 years caring and advocating for the people in my community.

Dionne

Patient Care Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: I’m a West Philly (Overbrook, like Renee!) native born and raised (insert Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song here) I have 2 children, a boy and a girl.

I have previous experience in healthcare from working at several Philadelphia hospital systems. I enjoy learning and experiencing new things within healthcare administration, which will gradually propel my climb in this field!

Melinda

Nurse Practitioner

Philadelphia, PA

About me: I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I  have lived in Wisconsin, PA and Florida. My kids 12, 16 and 21 are foodies like me. We love exploring different types of food and watching Food Network.

I am a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and have cared for countless patients that have poor access to care,  high risk pregnancies and complex lives.

Renee

Nurse Practitioner

Philadelphia, PA

About me: Originally from West Philadelphia and proud graduate of Overbrook High School (hi Dionne)! I am the mother of three adult children who keep me going. I love watching sunsets at the beach and spending time with my family and friends. BC (before COVID) I enjoyed Salsa dancing however SC (since COVID) I don't know if I still have it.

I am passionate about women's healthcare and advocating for equitable access and care for underserved populations. I am excited to work with you!

Angela

Prenatal Nutritionist

Philadelphia, PA

About me: In my free time, you can find me spending time with my husband and 3 young daughters, cooking or getting in a good workout!

I have been a Registered Dietitian for 14 years and working with expecting and postpartum folks and their babies for the last 8 years. I am passionate about helping our members navigate their nutrition during this special time in their life.

Alex

Family Support Specialist, LSW

Philadelphia, PA

I come from a big Mexican and Italian family, so I always ate some of the best foods for family dinners.  When I am not working, I am either out walking my dog Leo or hanging out with my adopted 3 rabbits- Sofia, Matteo, and Bean. I also enjoy cooking and am learning embroidery.

 I am a licensed social worker and doula!

Dena

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Philadelphia, PA

About me: My husband and I love to hike, explore the outdoors, and spend time with our three rescue dogs.  We are working on visiting each of the 50 states and hope to include international travel in the future as well.

I look forward to providing comprehensive, high quality care to pregnant people and their families during and after pregnancy.

Dalia

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Philadelphia, PA

About me: In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family visiting places such as lakes and parks, or  taking long rides in my car, reading books on topics like psychology, and religion. I also enjoy spending time with my Cat Leo and Issac, my Golden Retriever.

During our time in counseling. I am focused on learning about your strengths, goals, dreams, and how to resolve obstacles that may be blocking you.

Your Business Team

Olan Soremekun, MD, MBA

Co-Founder, CEO
󰌻

Mary Fleming, MD, MPH

Co-Founder, Senior VP of Health Equity
󰌻

Kit Dobyns

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer
󰌻

Annas Bin-Adil

Director of Product and Engineering
󰌻

Ashlie Hannah

People Operations Generalist
󰌻

Barry Mason

Revenue Cycle Manager
󰌻

Carolina Pavese

Sr. Director of Clinical Operations
󰌻

Charlene Collier, MD, MPH

Senior VP of Clinical Programs
󰌻

Cynthia Bido

Bilingual Outreach Associate
󰌻

Irene Masek

Marketing Associate
󰌻

Ivana Taylor, LSW

Outreach Coordinator
󰌻

Jamie Terrero

Sr. Credentialing Specialist
󰌻

Jenifer York

Clinical Implementation, Training and Development Manager
󰌻

Jill Finnerty

Partnership Implementation Strategy
󰌻

Josh Feldman

Data Engineer
󰌻

Kamilah Jackson, MD

Medical Director, Behavioral Health
󰌻

Laura Hoffman, LCSW

VP of Sales and Client Management
󰌻

Liana Lim

Software Engineer
󰌻

Margarette Jung

Senior Director of Marketing and Outreach
󰌻

Morayo Ojugbele

Administrative Business Partner
󰌻

Nabaala Claxton, RN

Nurse Manager
󰌻

Nadia Ngom

Clinical Operations Associate
󰌻

Nimat Traore, MPH

Clinical Programs Manager
󰌻

Taba Kashanian

VP of People
󰌻

Vanessa Wood

Community Outreach Associate
󰌻