Co-founder & President
Jen Sarduy is a black woman first and foremost. She also has the privilege of mothering three children and being someone’s partner in life. After the traumatic birth of her first child she chose to use her passion and drive to make a positive impact in birth and reach people, specifically marginalized communities, where they are and prior to their initial birth trauma.
Co-founder & Vice President
Based in Washington DC, Lynne Evans is an internationally published, freelance hairstylist and makeup artist. She is a homeschooling, CBAC mama of two and wife to Tyler Evans. Recognizing the intersections of political policy and birth, her activism was greatly amplified by her own birth and postpartum experiences.
Her training as a birth and postpartum doula in 2013, paired with five years of maternal justice organizing highlighted the immense need of building bridges across political ideologies for improvement in maternal healthcare. Lynne co-founded Re+Birth Equity Alliance in 2018 with the goal of centering the voices and work of black, indigenous, disabled and/or LGBTQIA+ womxn, birthing people, and families in order to dismantle systemic barriers to achieve true birth justice.
Social Media Coordinator
Robyn is a doula, primarily providing emotional, physical and spiritual preparation for birth in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Robyn provides birthing persons and their families with resources to help navigate medical terminology, protocols and systems, while empowering birth persons in their ability to birth with minimal medical interventions. Robyn has been dedicated to nurturing mothers and their partners while embracing their vision for birth after experiencing a traumatic birth in 2013. While attending support groups for families who delivered by cesarean; Robyn realized that her narrative was the cultural norm amongst women of color and she wanted to help change it. Upon moving to Dallas from Milwaukee, WI in 2015; Robyn attended events hosted by North Dallas Doula Association introducing her to various other areas of the birth worker field. As a result; Robyn began to research traditional postpartum practices and fused them with the care she received from her elders. Robyn enjoys helping families learn about their birth rights and options in Texas while advocating for reform in maternal justice.
Tiffany Wicks is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in maternal mental health in her private counseling practice. Tiffany is passionate about the mental health and well being of women and moms. Through her own journey and healing after struggling with postpartum depression and anxiety, she saw the need to support other women so that fewer moms feel alone. Tiffany is also passionate about equitable maternal health care for marginalized birthing populations. Through her role as secretary at Re+ Birth Equity Alliance, she hopes to help create space for birthing communities to become aware of the disparities and actionable steps for change.
Outside of her work and her studies, Tiffany is a mom and a wife. She has one daughter, age three, and two furry children age six. She is married to her husband of four years, and lives in the Dallas area. She loves coffee, running, cuddles, and dancing with her toddler.
Lizzie Maldonado is a community organizer in Fort Worth, organizing to build and redistribute power for people vulnerable to structural violence. Lizzie is the President of overdose prevention nonprofit O.D. Aid, which distributes naloxone and safer consumption supplies for people who use drugs. O.D. Aid also trains practitioners on the principles of harm reduction and on implicit bias and stigma toward drug users.
Nan Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. They studied English at the University of North Texas. From 2014 to 2018 they were the executive director of Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund, the northern Texas abortion fund, and they are now the development director for Jane's Due Process, a statewide organization that helps teens exercise their reproductive rights. Nan lives in Dallas with their spouse and three dogs, and they are in a band called Little Beards.
Bianca was born in El Paso, TX and raised in Arlington. She has a toddler and lives with her awesome parents. Bianca has a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of North Texas and is pursuing a master’s in Public Administration from Tarleton State University. After a brief stint in the behavioral health hospital at 8 months postpartum, she became an advocate for maternal mental health and reproductive justice.
Bianca identifies as bisexual and holds impromptu meetings for other LGBTQIA+ parents to share their experiences. In her free time, she writes for a local mom’s blog, scours Goodreads for book recommendations and plays Uno on her phone. She also makes an annual pilgrimage to SXSW in Austin.