Empowered Postpartum is on a mission to ensure all new families have access to support and resources.
Empowered Postpartum is a peer-led, 501c3 non profit organization* whose mission is to empower birthing people and families by providing support, information and resources to cope with challenges associated with the postpartum experience.
*Currently undergoing steps to incorporate.
We are committed to helping new moms and families in Southern California establish connections to peer-support, resources and tools needed to recognize, treat and overcome challenges during the postpartum experience.
We are dedicated to serving moms and families of all backgrounds and parenting styles by ensuring in-person and/or virtual support is low-cost and accessible.
We are in collaboration with local providers and organizations to strengthen family support networks in order to ensure moms and families are screened, treated and referred throughout pregnancy and up to three years postpartum.
Our Core Values
Accessibility – We will always strive to make our programs and offerings accessible to all families regardless of age, gender identification, race, ethnicity, religious or financial background, birthing preference and parenting style
Non-judgmental support – We will listen more than we speak as there is no one “right” way to parent.
Community – We will seek partnerships with other existing agencies and providers in the area to better inform our offerings.
Board of Directors
Amy Bean, Board Chair | Non-profit Consultant
Pauline Tan, MPH, CHES – Board Secretary | Director of Research & Evaluation
Megan Dia – Board Treasurer | Senior Banker
Melissa Durham, LMFT | Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Koko Collado, MS, CHN – Facilitator
Karena Dang, MS, DT – Facilitator
Jasmine Funes, M.S. BCBA- Facilitator
Julie Garin, MA, CD – Facilitator and Director of Education
Lauren Harvey, MPH, CYT, DT – Founding Facilitator and Executive Director
Annie Langford, DC, ERYT, Birth Doula – Founding Facilitator
Lauren Slak, LM, CPM, IBCLC – Founding Facilitator
Amanda Whiting, RYT-500 – Facilitator
Bryce Bandfield, RN – Facilitator
Jen Gorospe, BS(c) – Intern
April Tran, BS(c) – Intern