Meet the Care Team

We are a multidisciplinary team made up of a core team of maternity navigators, nurse practitioners, doulas, breastfeeding, nutrition, and social support specialists. We are available to provide ongoing obstetric care, guidance, emotional wellness, and support.

Here's what your care team could look like...

Sharlene Rivera

Maternity Navigator Supervisor

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.

Anjavon Edmonds

Patient Care Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: I was born and raised in New Jersey and I’m looking forward to making Philadelphia my new home. In my free time I love trying new food places at least every other week. I also love doing outdoor activities with my son.

I love helping my patients and letting them know they have a great team who will make sure they feel cared for and not forgotten.

Angela Nolan

Registered Dietician / 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.

Your Maternity Navigators

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.

Michelle

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

About me: 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.

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.

Shanice

Maternity Navigator

From Philadelphia, PA

About me: In my free time I enjoy traveling, doing hair and makeup and spending time with family and friends. I am also a full time cat foster mom working to provide shelter and care for animals at risk for euthanasia.

It is important to me to assist in bridging the gap in maternity care by providing a personalized care plan to help educate, empower and support our members.

Tanesha

Maternity Navigator

Philadelphia, PA

I am a mommy of two beautiful boys that are 11! While my big boy is sweet as pie, my little baby gives me a run for my money. When I am not chasing my little ones,  or laughing with my eldest, I love a good meal and to binge watch shows!

Statistically, women of color are less likely to receive the care that they need and are often left feeling unheard. I hope to be the person pregnant people can come to when they have questions, do not feel heard, or need a listening ear.

Your Care Team

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.

The Business Team

Behind our Care Team, we have a dedicated team of business, technology, and administrative staff supporting them to deliver care in modern, thoughtful, and innovative ways.

Daphne Klausner

Interim CEO
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Mary Fleming, MD, MPH

Chief Medical officer
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Charlene Collier, MD, MPH

Advisor, clincial programs
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Taba Kashanian

VP, People
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Melissa Santarelli

VP, CLINICAL OPERATIONS
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Mike Newnham

Head of Engineering
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Shweta Shanbhag

Senior Director, Product Strategy
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Nitasha Mehta

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
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Steve Dubinovsky

Director, Strategic Operations
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Nimat Traore, MPH

Senior Manager, Clinical Programs and Operations
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Liana Lim

Software Engineer
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Dina Faust

Clinical Nurse - Case Manager
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Ivana Taylor, LSW

Outreach Manager
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Irene Masek

Marketing associate
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