👩💻 Editorial Team
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Dr. Leah Alexander is board certiﬁed in General Pediatrics and began practicing pediatrics at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey in 2000. She has been an independently contracted pediatrician with Medical Doctors Associates at Pediatricare Associates of New Jersey since 2005. Outside of the ﬁeld of medicine, she has an interest in culinary arts.
Mary Sweeney, BSN, RN, CEN is an oncology nurse navigator and freelance medical writer. Mary has 4 years of experience as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. including emergency/trauma, post-anesthesia, and deployment medicine.
Sandra Crawley BSN, RN
Sandra Crawley BSN, RN is a charge nurse for a Family Birth Center in central Illinois. She has worked in health care for over 11 years. Currently she is a hospital lead for the ILPQC initiative as well as a medical consultant. Being a mother to five children and a grandmother to two, Sandra has an affinity for all things family.
Michelle Roth, BA, IBCLC is a writer, editor, and board-certified lactation consultant for two busy pediatric practices. She is a former La Leche League Leader, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
Caitlin Goodwin MSN, RN, CNM is a Certified Nurse-Midwife, clinical instructor and educator. She has ten years of nursing experience and enjoys blogging about family travel and autism in her free time.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett is a veteran board-certified pediatrician with three decades of experience, including 19 years of direct patient clinical care. She currently serves as a medical consultant, where she works with multiple projects and clients in the area of pediatrics, with an emphasis on children and adolescents with special needs.
Dr. Njoud Jweihan is a medical doctor in Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for primary care and women’s health. She has over nine years of medical education and training experience. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and is excited to welcome her first child this summer.
Dr. Gina Jansheski is a board-certified pediatrician with over 20 years of experience treating infants and children of all ages in many different settings. Dr. Jansheski is the mother to three sons, has sponsored a young girl in India for the past 7 years and has also devoted her time to a new charity that she founded, Helping Hands M.D. feeding street animals in Thailand and India.
Dr. Irena Ilic received her medical degree from the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. Working as a University affiliated researcher, she published over 20 papers in renowned international journals. Irena has a special interest in female health issues and is passionate about evidence-based medicine.
Po-Chang Hsu, MD received his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Hsu has interests in both pediatrics and neonatology, and he also loves writing, walking, and learning new languages.
Jennifer Schlette MSN, RN, is a pediatric intensive care nurse at Children’s Hospital of New York for the past 14 years. Jennifer also has extensive experience teaching Maternity and Obstetric Nursing, as well as Pediatrics Nursing.
Katelyn Holt RN, BSN, BC is a cardiology nurse and freelance medical writer. Katelyn has 8 years of nursing experience inpatient and outpatient, primarily medical-surgical and cardiac. After having two children she has a passion for Women’s Health and Lactation teaching and support.
Dr. Kimberly Langdon MD, OB/GYN
Kimberly Langdon M.D. is a retired, board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with 19-years of clinical experience. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and has delivered over 2000 babies during her career.
Allison Gregg, RDN, LD/N
Allison Gregg, RDN, LD/N, is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist. Alli is actively involved in clinical practice, medical education, and nutrition research. Alli has a strong passion for empowering others with evidence-based nutrition knowledge to make sustainable, lifestyle changes.
Mary Wirtz, MS, RDN, CSSD
Mary Wirtz, MS, RDN, CSSD, is a clinical dietitian and board-certified specialist in sports dietetics. When she is not a full-time dietitian, she is a full-time mother of two children and also enjoys marathon training.
Erin Miers, PsyD
Dr. Erin Miers is a clinical psychologist, she currently works at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she provides clinical services, consultation, supervision, and teaches at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University.
Heather Aulisio, M.ED
Heather Aulisio, M.ED, is an elementary teacher in Pennsylvania. She has been in education for over 16 years. First a third-grade teacher, she has taught gifted support for students in grades K-3 and 9-12. She is currently a 4th grade ELA and Social Studies teacher.
Lizzie May, PT, PN1
Lizzie May is a certified Personal Trainer and PN1 Nutrition Coach from the UK. She has worked in the outdoor sports industry for 10 years, starting out as a Marine Biologist (BSc) and Scuba Dive Instructor before transitioning into the Fitness Industry in 2019.
Natasha Paola C. Sandique, RPsy
Natasha Paola Sandique is a licensed and registered clinical psychologist from the Philippines. Tasha has a strong passion for empowering others as she believes that wounded people are beautiful. Because she values one’s journey to self healing, she finds interest in trauma work through psychotherapy and counseling. Outside of work, Tasha enjoys playing tennis, scuba diving, crafting, baking, and traveling.
Romeo Vitelli Ph.D.
Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. received his doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario in 1987. In 2003, he went into full-time private practice and has been an avid blogger since 2007. His latest book, Self-Injury: Your Questions Answered, has just been released.
Dr. Kathleen Navarro is a dual-licensed Dental Hygienist and Doctor of Dental Medicine. She is currently pursuing a specialization in Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry. On top of being a dentist, she is a Social Media Influencer, Dental Content Writer, and Social Media Strategist who loves working with dental offices and agencies around the world. In her free time, she loves going for a swim, watching TV series, doing crafts & candles, vlogging, and playing with her dog, Dior.
Kristen Gardiner, CPST is a writer, wife, and mother to three boys. Kristen became certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician by Safe Kids Worldwide in 2015 and loves to volunteer and help educate parents about car seat safety. She has a passion for all things related to child safety.
Writers & Editors
Our freelance editors and content creators comb over every word on our website to make sure the information is actionable, correctly cited, and up-to-date.
Afoma Umesi is a freelance writer and editor. She writes and edits informative and engaging content for tech, marketing and lifestyle websites. Afoma is also passionate about books and literacy and writes about children’s books on her website, Reading Middle Grade.
Tricia Roberts is a freelance writer and editor of a wide variety of content. She is a mom to six children through birth and adoption and has fostered many more. Tricia loves seeing moms thrive and believes they can do so when they have access to a supportive parenting community. She enjoys serving as a board member at a local parenting support center. When she’s not writing, she’s reading — anything and everything! Tricia also finds joy in crafting, gardening, baking, hiking, and traveling — especially with her family.
Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.
Beth McCallum is a Scottish freelance writer & book blogger with a degree in creative writing, journalism and English literature. She is a mum to a young boy, and believes that it truly takes a village. When she’s not parenting, writing about parenting, or working, she can be found reading, working on her novel, taking photos, playing board games or wandering through the countryside with her family.
Shannon Serpette is an award-winning freelance writer and editor, who regularly contributes to newspapers, magazines, and websites. As a mother of two, she loves to write about parenting issues and is dedicated to educating other parents at every stage of their child’s development.
Chelsea Nelthropp previously worked with special needs children before transitioning to her current passion, freelance writing. She’s written on a plethora of topics and enjoys the diversity of her work. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys hiking, creating artwork, reading about true crime, and spending time with her husband and their adorable French Bulldog, Stella.
Jennely Pershouse is the mother of a four-year-old and newborn and a qualified highschool teacher by profession. She also has a master’s degree in business management.
Lorraine is a freelance writer and author. She was born and educated in England but relocated to Spain with her husband to fulfill her dream of writing full time. When not discovering unique names and their meanings, Lorraine has her nose in a good book or is in her kitchen performing culinary experiments.
helsea Gallagher is a Canadian freelance writer living abroad in Vietnam. Since 2019 she has explored numerous noodle soups, breathtaking landscapes and focused on polishing her diverse portfolio. In her spare time, she co-organizes and leads two book clubs, and recently learned embroidery.
Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.
Cate Hoepner is a professional blogger and freelance writer of seven years. Before transitioning into a writing role, she worked in finance and customer service. Cate enjoys DIY projects, old movies, music, and a good cup of coffee. In her free time, you’ll find her homeschooling her three kids, crafting her dream homestead, and reading anything she can get her hands on.
Christina Nicholson is a U.S.-based writer, wife, and mom of two girls. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. Her first published work as a writer was about the birth of her first daughter, and since that time, she has written professionally about parenting and motherhood for over a decade. A graduate of Auburn University Montgomery, her education and expertise in marketing and communications has helped her to lead meetings with top-ranking military generals and HBO film producers and executives. Her written work has been featured by Forbes, NBC News, and other reputable publications.
Leigha-Ceres Mayers is a freelance editor and copywriter from Trinidad and Tobago. Previously a primary school assistant teacher, she went on to acquire a TESOL certification before transitioning to freelancing. Outside of researching baby names, Leigha works alongside her husband, producing and publishing romance sci-fi and fantasy books. As a mum of two, she uses what little spare time she has to create traditional and digital works of art. Her other hobbies include voracious reading, watching anime, and learning new languages.
Melissa Bartholomew, Pharm.D
Melissa is a licensed pharmacist in multiple states, a mother of three, and a lifelong product guru and wellness enthusiast. Melissa’s training in the world of pharmacy began with her undergraduate studies in biology and chemistry
Jenny Silverstone is a professional writer, editor, and most importantly, the loving mother of two beautiful kids. Jenny’s goal at Mom Loves Best is to help the other moms like her who are struggling and trying to do their best but feel totally overwhelmed.