Glenna Belin, Midwife & Clinical Director
Glenna is a Licensed Midwife who apprenticed strictly in home birth setting, similar to traditional midwifery passing from generation to generation. Belin became licensed in 2018. She is dedicated to supporting families in the Espanola Valley. As a tribal member of Ohkay Owingeh she has an affinity for working with the Pueblos and indigenous population. She perceives the importance of transitioning into parenthood and is honored to witness the miracle of the birth process.
As a massage therapist she incorporates her knowledge of bodywork and traditional concepts of healing into the development of her skills and experience as a birth worker. She is excited to serve her community as a primary midwife and member of the Breath of My Heart staff team. firstname.lastname@example.org
Beata Tsosie Peña, Doula and Lactation Counselor
Beata Tsosie-Peña is from Santa Clara Pueblo and El Rito, NM. She is certified as an Infant Massage Instructor, as a Developmental Specialist I-Advanced, an Educator(B.A. and A.A), a full spectrum Doula and Lactation Counselor, and in Indigenous Sustainable Design (permaculture). She is a Pueblo representative for the New Mexico Governor’s Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Relatives serving a second term and serves on two local community boards. She was also a founding board member of Breath of My Heart Birthplace. The realities of living next to a nuclear weapons complex called her into environmental health and reproductive justice work and advocacy for over a decade. She does this work in honor of her roles as a Tewa mother,partner, aunty, seedkeeper,artist, farmer, and relative to all beings. email@example.com
Jeanette Tsosie, Doula and Birth Assistant
Jeanette is a wife and a mother of 5. She is originally from Española and married into Santa Clara Pueblo. She is certified as a birth doula through DONA International and as well as a full circle doula through ICTC (international Center for Traditional Childbearing). Jeanette is a CITMI (certified infant touch & massage instructor). She is also a CLS (certified Lactation specialist) And is currently working toward to becoming a CLE (certified lactation educator). Her passion in life is of course family first, followed by being an advocate for mothers and families in her community. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy Kaeck, LM, CPM, ASM
Dorothy has been drawn to the childbearing year for as long as she can remember. She started training at the Northern NM Birth Center and the National College of Midwifery in 2007, graduating and becoming certified in 2009. She moved to West Virginia in 2010, attending births there, as well as in the surrounding states. She moved back to NM in 2013. Dorothy has been in both group and solo practices, attending mostly home births. She believes in the power of true informed decision making as an integral part of client care. She loves being a midwife and is honored to continue working for birthing families in northern NM. She feels grateful to be a part of the Breath of My Heart team. email@example.com
Young Parent Advocate & Communications
Sandy was born in Albuquerque NM and raised in Española. She is a proud young parent and gave birth to her first daughter in the BMH birth suite in 2016 and her second daughter at home in 2018. Sandy runs United Young Parents support circle through Breath of My Heart and is passionate about advocacy for young parents in the Española Valley. She is a certified Doula and Certified Lactation Consultant. firstname.lastname@example.org
Perinatal Community Health worker
Tauz is a Native Northern New Mexican from San Ildefonso Pueblo, where both she and her daughter reside. Tauz received her Massage training and education from Northern New Mexico College. Tauz holds a Bachelors from UNM in Psychology and is a Community Health Worker. The past decade she has dedicated her service to working with Northern New Mexico Families as a Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Peer Counselor, and Home Visitor.
Tauz is a lactation peer counselor for Breath of My Heart clients, and is a somatic archeology practitioner for BIPOC families.
Breath of My Heart Board of Directors:
Marcy Andrews, CPM
Dr. Christina M. Castro
Patty Shure, LCSW