The Breathe Team
Get to Know Us
Birth support is labor intensive. At Breathe, we are fortunate to have an amazing team to insure that all your pregnancy and women's wellness needs are met.
Certified Nurse Midwife
Sarah is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and former Labor and Delivery Nurse. Her interest in women’s health began during her time as a live-in volunteer at a home for women with HIV/AIDS before and during college. She graduated from Swarthmore college with a Bachelors degree in medical anthropology. She has a BSN from Oklahoma University and an MSN in Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University.
She plans to become Napro certified within the next year.
Passionate about equitable access to quality maternal healthcare, especially for marginalized women, Sarah believes in the midwifery model of care to help to lessen maternal and newborn health disparities. She has four children, all delivered by amazing Nurse-Midwives in the Tulsa community. Her last birth-a beautiful and deeply spiritual experience- was at Breathe.
Birth Assistant, Doula, Midwifery Student
Hilary has known since childhood that she was destined for a profession in healthcare. Before becoming a birth doula, she spent 15 years working in various medical roles, including CNA, laboratory work and EMS. After the medicalized birth of her first child, Hilary sensed that there was a more sacred way to approach the birthing experience, and she intended to discover it. In 2014, as she was preparing for the upcoming birth of her second child, Hilary attended a DONA birth doula workshop to fully equip herself with tools and information to help her achieve her ideal birth experience. After an empowering natural birth, she was inspired to help other women achieve the birth they desire, and her career as a birth doula was born. Hilary is passionate about education for birthing mothers and partners, as her own experience and clients' experiences have proven that knowledge is power. Hilary, too, is committed to education, staying up-to-date on the latest research and techniques that will equip her to better serve her clients. Her education and skills include TENS Unit Certification, Advanced Rebozo Techniques, Pressure Point Techniques, Peanut Ball, Benkung Belly Binding, Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Doula, pregnancy loss, and Closing of the Bones/Mother Blessing Ceremonies. Hilary is dedicated to the families she serves and looks forward to supporting you through pregnancy, birth, and beyond!
Kim is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Kim began working as a nurse extern in labor and delivery in 1995. After she finished nursing school in 1996, she began working as a labor and delivery as a Registered Nurse. Kim earned her bachelors degree in nursing from Langston University. She earned her Nurse Midwifery degree in 2004 from Frontier Nursing University. In 2005, Kim earned her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Frontier Nursing University and her Master’s in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Kim is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board, National Certification Corporation, and holds an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing License to practice Midwifery and as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. Kim has practiced midwifery and as a women's health nurse practitioner in the hospital setting for 15 years before moving to Breathe in 2020. Kim has always strived to help women achieve the birth they desire.
Regina has been an active bedside, labor and delivery Registered Nurse since 2004. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma and went on to obtain a Master's of Nursing in Midwifery in 2016 and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a focus on midwifery in 2017. Dr. Kizer is certified through the American Midwifery Certification Board and holds an Advanced Practice Registered Nursing License to practice Midwifery. While preparing to open Breathe Birth and Wellness in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Regina continued working in Labor and Delivery as a labor nurse and traveling to Springfield, Missouri, weekly to provide Midwifery care at a freestanding natural birth center.
Regina's passion is to empower women through the midwifery model of care. It is her core belief that all individuals have a right to self-determination and active participation in health care decisions.
RN, Doula, Childbirth Educator
Giselle Chebny is the Administrative Director at Breathe Birth and Wellness. She is a registered nurse, childbirth educator and doula. She has over 15 years of experience in the maternity field and loves birthing babies! Her passion has always been caring for growing families and women as they embark on the journey of motherhood. Giselle values education and the power that knowledge can lend as you start an adventure such as childbirth. When she's not caring for growing families in the community, she is busy with a team of her own. She has been married for 13 years and has 4 children. She enjoys homeschooling, spending time with family, fellowship with friends and learning new things. She hopes to empower women through education and offer ongoing support to growing families throughout Northeast Oklahoma.
AOS, LMT, Doula
Emily has an associates degree in Occupational Science of Massage Therapy and Business Management and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 16 years. She has also trained as a Birth and Postpartum Doula. Her specialty is prenatal, infant and pediatric massage. Being a mom to her two daughters is her greatest blessing and feeds into her passion of wanting to make mamas and babies feel their best. In addition to her specialities, she is also certified in ashiatsu, cupping, myofascial release, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, neuromuscular re-education, raindrop therapy, ROCK tape and ROCK blades. As a former CNA and nursing student, as well as a current Medical Assistant, CPR and BLS Instructor, Emily is well versed in the human body and ways to help it heal. Her training allows for multiple modalities to help the entire family feel their best
Office Manager, Medical Assistant
Holly Riggins has worked in the medical field for 19 years. She graduated from Rogers State University with a bachelors degree in Medical Molecular Biology. She has worked in obstetrics for 16 years, the past 10 years alongside Kim Kmita.
Holly has 5 children ranging in age from 19 -18 months. She loves her family and enjoys spending time crafting and working on DIY projects. In her spare time......just kidding....with 5 kids and a job she doesn't have any spare time;)
Holly loves working with growing families and is passionate about supporting Breathe in providing superior care for their patients.
April has worked in the medical field for over 17 years. She has experience in many medical arenas including: Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomist, EMT-B, Certified Nurse Assistant, Patient Service Representative, Activities Director, Emergency Medical Dispatch and Health Care Unit Coordinator. Most of her time focusing and specializing in labor and delivery.
She is a proud single mother to an almost 13 year old daughter with a life long Congenital Heart Defect. Navigating her child’s extensive health care needs has helped to shape her knowledge base on the importance of creating comfort, compassion, professionalism, joy, and faith in all circumstances of healthcare.
In her down time she enjoys taking trips back to Arkansas and Missouri where she can visit with family. She loves attending Life Church in Tulsa and serving within her church community. April's number one goal in caring for her patients is to surround them with the love of Jesus!
Front Desk Receptionist, LPN
Manda is excited to join the Breathe family as our front desk receptionist. She graduated with her LPN degree from Tulsa Tech in 2020 and worked at Hillcrest Main Labor and Delivery for 3.5 years.
Manda is a mom to 3 beautiful boys. Her youngest born at Breathe in July 2021! She loves natural birth and believes everyone should have the birth of their dreams.
Manda is passionate about women’s health and plans to continue her education to complete her BSN.
In her free time Manda loves to go on adventures with her family as well as enjoy the outdoors.
Lactation Consultant, IBCLC
Tracy Potter is a Registered Nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with a background in Maternal-Infant Nursing and Lactation care.
She founded Teapot Lactation, LLC in 2022 on a mission to serve breastfeeding families at home, in their own space. She has been passionate about breastfeeding since her first child was born in 2010. She strives to educate, empower, and nurture new moms and babies and provides on-site care for patients of Breathe Birth & Wellness. Tracy also leads the Breastfeeding Class at Breathe every month.
Certified Doula, Yoga Instructor
Deirdre is a Colorado native with a love of God's creation embedded deep into her heart. She believes in her namesake, which means compassion, and brings empathy into her doula practice.
She has been dating her husband for over 2 decades and parenting their 3 kids together, since 2004. Never having a doula herself propelled her to become a DONA trained and certified birth doula in 2014. She is also CPR certified, TENS unit certified and trained in rebozo and peanut ball techniques.
Deirdre has a bachelor's degree in Human Resources and Family Science. Early in her career she supported teenage mothers at the Child Saving Institute, and then reclaimed a decade of her life to raising her own arrows. As a natural educator, Deirdre has experience working with families and children with special needs in the public school system. Parenting and behaviour modification is one of her passions. She also dedicates her life to nutrition and using aromatherapy for physical and emotional health.
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