2164 Concord Dr.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
tel 440.823.9774
email samanthajane1@gmail.com


Passionate entrepreneur dedicated to implemen1ng programs to support embodied sovereignty for individuals and communities. Bilingual health educator and lactation consultant committed to social and reproductive justice.


Founding Member, LOOP Cooperative Cleveland, OH August 2020-present
Develop policies and procedures for LOOP daily operations
Craft and execute long-term development plan

Network Member, Reparations Now Cleveland Cleveland, OH June 2020-present
Assist with development of founding documents and organizational structure
Establish protocols and standards of practice for network engagement

Managing Editor, Foundation for Female Health Awareness 2018-present
Manage consumer content in English and Spanish for femalehealthawareness.org
Developed and implement virtual membership program for health care providers

Lactation Consultant, Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio/Senders
Pediatrics South Euclid, OH Sept 2014-present
Provide clinical care and support to breastfeeding dyads

Founder, She Collective LLC/Kinship Cooperative Cleveland, OH
Jan 2017-Mar 2020 (closed due to pandemic)
Provided intergenerational body education programming
Developed and implemented support groups and support networks based on
expressed needs of community
Managed network of independent contractors

Co-Founder and Director of Education, Northeast Ohio Doula Collective
Cleveland, OH 2014-2020
Created and facilitated online and in-person trainings for doula volunteers
Led networking and fundraising projects

Founder, Nova Doula & Lactation Services Cleveland, OH 2014-2020
Provided direct care to families during the postpartum period
Developed and taught prenatal breastfeeding classes and maternal empowerment workshops

Member of 1st National First Food Racial Equity Cohort, Center for Social
Inclusion, 2016-2018
One of 17 individuals from throughout the US chosen to be central capacity builders for the broader field of First Food
Collaborated as a team on racially equitable policy and strategy development
Prepared through a “train the trainers” model to lead workshops centered on institutional change toward racial equity
School Health Educator, Planned Parenthood Cleveland, OH Oct 2013-May 2014


Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR — Master of Public Health, 2013
Thesis Project: Developed maternal support programming for birth center, organized and led bilingual doula training for community-based peer support network

Ohio University, Athens, OH — BA English, Honors Tutorial College, 2006