Tracie Brown is a Certified Nurse Midwife at the the Family Health and Birth Center. She offers full scope well woman, pregnancy, postpartum and newborn care. Her specific interests include reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity and improving black women's experiences with obtaining reproductive health care. The first 8 years of her career provided her with invaluable nursing experience in critical care and high-risk OB at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Eager to improve maternal health and safety she became a doula and dedicated her free time to birth work, women's health and education. Soon after, she embarked on the journey to becoming a midwife and attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Master's of Science in Nursing.
Emma received her Master’s in Nursing in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University and her Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked for Community of Hope since March 2014. Previously, she worked overseas offering reproductive healthcare in humanitarian crises. She is interested in preconception care, family planning and catching babies. In her free time, she loves biking with her husband and baking.
Hailing from sunny Jamaica, Viris received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing at Bowie State University and continued her training in midwifery at Philadelphia University. For 14 years, she worked at MedStar Washington Hospital Center as a registered nurse and nurse manager for labor and delivery. She’s also taught in the baccalaureate nursing programs at Bowie State and Howard University. Viris’ interests include singing, traveling and gardening.
Adrienne received her graduate degree from Fort Valley State University and became a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) in 2003. She completed her nursing and midwifery education at the University of California, San Francisco and apprenticed at a birth center. She is thrilled to bring her lactation training and out-of-hospital birth experience to the Washington, DC area and to the women and families of FHBC.
Sherece Dyer is a certified nurse midwife in Northeast DC at the Family Health and Birth Center. She received her BSN from the University of Virginia in 2009, and her MSN from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. She later went to Frontier Nursing University where she received both her post masters as a Certified Nurse Midwife and doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2018. Prior to Community of Hope, she worked at a health department in the STI and women's health clinic in NC. Her doctoral project was on increasing use of contraception. Sherece has been with Community of Hope since May 2019 and provides services such as Prenatal care, OB care, well women exams, new baby exams, STI testing/treatment, IUD and implant insertion and removal. Her core interests regarding her work is decreasing maternal mortality, increasing contraception use, and providing full scope midwifery care.Outside of work, Sherece enjoys bodybuilding, cooking, spending time with her fiancé, and traveling
Ebony joined Community of Hope as its Director of Midwifery in May 2015. Raised in southern California, Ebony attended nursing school at Georgetown University and completed her training at the Midwifery Institute at Philadelphia University. Her position as Director of Midwifery marks her return to Community of Hope, where she was previously a Certified Nurse Midwife at the Family Health and Birth Center. Known for her large personality, Ebony loves her pups, naps, coffee ice cream, yoga and the Caribbean Sea.
Christina trained as a Nurse-Midwife at Yale University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University focusing on Gender and International Relations. She holds a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford in the UK, and is a doctoral candidate in Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Christina loves working with pregnant people and their families as a midwife. She has worked as a midwife all over the world including Texas, Connecticut, Guatemala, South Sudan, and of course Washington DC. She catches babies at Washington Hospital Center. Christina started working at Community of Hope in 2018. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, reproductive health disparities, refugee/ immigrant health, and nursing and midwifery interventions for underserved/ vulnerable populations. Outside of work, Christina loves hanging out with family, practicing yoga, reading, and traveling to new places.