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.
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.
Nephthalie, better known as “Nephie,” completed her training at the University of Cincinnati. Originally from Maryland, Nephie has served as both a labor and delivery nurse and a public health nurse, working toward maternal and infant mortality reduction efforts for the state of Maryland. Her passion for midwifery and women’s healthcare include a strong interest in international health and health education. She enjoys dancing, cooking and travelling.
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.