Life Coach, Certified Holistic Counselor
Originally from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, I have lived in Columbus, Ohio since 2014. I am the mother of 3 beautiful children named Ezra, Nova and Stacy who are the loves of my life! I believe in the importance of shining a bright light on mental health awareness. I chose a career in mental health to be able to provide a safe space where women can come to be encouraged, inspired and uplifted. I've created a platform where women can have an outlet to express their feelings, learn coping skills and network with a community of women who all benefit from encouraging each other. My services are available to women that are dealing with postpartum depression, seeking clarity in her life, trying to find balance, or just needs daily encouragement and positivity.
Certified Holistic Chef
Noni Grear is the owner of NoniKnows LLC and a certified ACF chef specializing in holistic nutrition and conscious eating aka “healing foods.” Noni is a 28 year old native of Columbus, Ohio and been in business for 4 years this October. Before starting this culinary journey, Noni was studying psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Her junior year, she fell ill and was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, IBS, hyperthyroidism and other chronic autoimmune disorders, with her only hope being on a colostomy bag at the age of 21. This prompted her into a holistic practices and nutrition. Today she is medication free, and completely intact. It has become her passion to teach holistic living and conscious eating to her community while addressing issues such as the food desert that is quickly rising in the low socioeconomic communities surrounding her business. She offers holistic lifestyle coaching, consultations, pressed juices and detoxes, and well as meal preps. Café and juice lounge coming soon…stay tuned! You can find her on all social platforms @Noniknows_ or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Nurse Midwife, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Carol Thomas grew up in South Linden in northern Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Whetstone High School in the top 10 of her class. She went on to graduate from The Ohio State University with her bachelor’s in nursing. Her first nursing job was at Mount Carmel West in the MICU, where she worked for 2 years. During this time, she also took a position at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Labor and Delivery where she stayed for 10 months before applying for graduate school. Carol picked up and moved to California to attend California State University, Fullerton. She went on to graduate as the only African
American Woman in her class with dual master’s degrees in Women’s Health and Midwifery. Carol’s first midwifery job was in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. She worked for 2 years in the small college town before moving back home to Ohio. She started working for Mount Carmel East in the Labor and Delivery unit in 2010, where she still holds a position. Carol has always been passionate about providing quality healthcare to her community, this is her dream, it’s finally coming true.
Te’Jah Green is a Full Spectrum Doula located in Columbus, Ohio. She has always been passionate about having a hands-on approach in the Black Maternal Health Crisis and believed that becoming a doula would allow her to do this. Te’Jah was trained through Jamaa Birth Village in May 2022. She is willing to go the extra mile to care for the birthing individual and baby's safety.
Certified Lactation Counselor
When I think about my journey as a wife, mother, and educator, it all relates to the support I provide to parents and children today. My goal as a speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor is to give babies an optimal start with their oral feeding and speech development. I hope to give you, as a parent, the support and guidance needed when deciding to breastfeed your baby.
I earned my bachelor's degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and my master's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. For the past 15 years, I have worked with the pediatric population. For the past decade, I developed a deep understanding of the importance of intervening in a child’s life from birth to age three. As I felt a calling to shift my focus to provide support to mothers, infants, and toddlers, I decided to pursue advanced training in lactation counseling, and I am currently working towards obtaining the International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant credential. Additionally, I have extensive training in tethered oral tissue, assessing and diagnosing feeding and communication disorders, and pre-/post-revision therapy.
Marshaa is passionate about working with individuals and couples in helping to empower birthers to trust their bodies and their instincts throughout pregnancy and into motherhood. She serves with compassionate support and unbiased information.
Marshaa’s passion has always been to encourage and support others, specifically women. The woman’s body and what it is capable of, both physically and mentally, is a true testament to the underlying strength and beauty of the birthing experience. I believe that all birth is miraculous and I am beyond inspired and willing to guide, support and advocate for birthing women as they embark on this wonderful journey. As your doula I will devote my time and energy toward supporting each and every birth plan whether it be at home or in a hospital.
Marshaa has never been afraid to stand up for what is right. As a birth doula it is imperative to her that she advocates for families in all aspects of labor and delivery.
Her goal is to be an accountable partner in the labor and delivery room, ensuring that each expecting Mother feels safe and comfortable while laboring.