About

Empowered Postpartum is on a mission to ensure all new families have access to support and resources.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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 birthing people 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

AccessibilityWe 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 supportWe 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 | Sr. Director of Philanthropy at Talking Points

Pauline Tan, MPH, CHES – Board Secretary | Director of Research & Evaluation at Aviva Family Services

Megan DiaBoard Treasurer | Senior Banker at CITI Bank

Jasmine Funes, LMFT, MS, BCBA Board Advisor | Director of Parenting Services at Little Otter

Staff

Koko Collado, MS, CHN Facilitator

Karena Dang, MS, Doula Facilitator

Julie Garin, MA, CDFacilitator

Lauren Harvey, MPH, CYT, Birth Doula Founding Facilitator and Director

Lia Tamary, MSM, CPM Facilitator

Melissa Durham, LMFT, CYT-200 Movement Teacher

Amanda Whiting, RYT-500Facilitator

Bryce Bandfield, RN Facilitator

Matt HarveyFacilitator

Dominique Hagen, BSFacilitator

Christa Mantey, RD, LDN Facilitator