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.

 
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Sarah Noble-Hogan
Midwife

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. 

Hilary Goodner

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!

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Heather Borsuk

Lactation Consultant, IBCLC

Heather Borsuk is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).  She has been working in the Lactation field for over 10 years and has helped hundreds of women transition into motherhood successfully.  Her passion was sparked when she had her own son, Jake, 14 years ago. 

Breastfeeding helped Heather heal and recover from a very traumatic cesarean birth.  She realized how much new moms need support and guidance as they transition into this wonderful yet challenging time in life.  Breastfeeding can be the most profound experience between a mom and baby when it is successful.  Heather’s passion is to help moms experience this beautiful bond with their babies.

Heather attended the University of Oklahoma and studied Health and Sports Science as well as Communications.  She finished her education at the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Lactation Consulting. 

Heather recently moved back to Tulsa, OK after living in California for 13 years.  She has been married for 15 years, has one son, Jake who is 14, along with 5 nieces and 3 nephews whom she dearly loves. 

In her personal life, Heather loves spending time with her family, helping with fundraising in her son’s school, volunteering with church and always learning and growing. Heather’s favorite hobby is scuba diving with her husband and son. 

Heather is a huge advocate in the community for Mental Health and Suicide prevention.  This is a key factor in supporting new moms with postpartum depression and anxiety. 

Kim Kmita
Medical Administrator

APRN-CNM/WHNP-BC

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.  

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Regina Kizer
Medical Administrator

APRN-CNM, DNP

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.

Giselle Chebny

Administrative Director

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.

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Emily Dahlgren

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

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Holly Riggins

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.

Deirdre Hopkins

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. 
"Ask me for strength and I will lend not only my hand, but also my heart." - Unknown

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