Meet the Team
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Executive Director/Certfied Nurse Midwife
Dr. Michelle Drew, DNP, MPH, CNM, FNPc
Dr. MIchelle Drew or Mama Michelle to her clients and community is a board certified nurse midwife and family nurse practitioner with 23 years of experience with normal and high risk pregnancy and birth and a lifelong commitment to bringing health equity to her community. She has experience in home and hospital birth and managing all kinds of pregnancy. She has received numerous commendations and awards including being named a Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives and being named to Governor Carney's Maternal Child Death Review Commission
Doula Co;Lead/ Lead Childbirth Educator
Janay Muhammad is a Traditional Doula, Maternal Health Consultant and Community Healthworker who has been practicing in Delaware and surrounding areas for 8 years with a passion for supporting Black and Indigenous families.
Being a homebirth mom of 4, Janay also fills the role of Traditional Midwifery assistant supporting moms through the sacred journey of pregnancy and birth advocating for mother's right to a safe and supported birth. She believes that many things can be solved with the proper diet and an assisting herbal remedy.
As the co-founder of Black and Indigenous Birthworkers of Delaware and a contributor to The Womb Centre Janay also assists in the healing and guidance of families who suffer from various ailments as well as families who deal with loss.
Janay is also the producer and director of series on infant mortality entitle; Birth vs Black: Uncovering Black Infant Mortality in America; where she interviewed various medical professionals, advocates and mothers talking about the experience of Black infant loss.
Doula, Doula Program Coordinator
Teresa Muhammad is a Traditional Doula who is committed to connecting black and indigenous families to the roots of our cultures and traditions and supporting families in a compassionate way from birth to the end of life.
As co-founder of Black & Indigenous Birthworkers of Delaware beyond her self-study, Teresa Muhammad has been professionally trained in several areas. As a certified Maternal Health Consultant, Community Health Worker, Master Gardener, Ethnobotanist, PAIL Advocate (Pregnancy And Infancy Loss), and Diaspora Death Doula, Teresa is currently in pursuit of various educational endeavors that will directly aid in her support of the underserved communities she serves.
Teresa is also the visionary and creator of The Womb Centre, a self-care healing space that provides traditional and natural modalities of care in an environment that supports mental health wellness.
Turning Frustration Into Action
Black communities have always known what the country has only recently discovered, that too many Black mamas and Black babies are dying in America. Ubuntu Black Family Wellness Collective emerged out of a pursuit to challenge and push back on the blaming narrative that says that the Black mama is to blame. We didn't create racism, we've been its victim. So how can we be blamed when the system that was set up to oppress us works exactly as it's planned?
Established in 2019, we’re an organization driven by progressive Black feminist ideas, bold actions, and a strong foundation of interconnectedness. Contact us to learn more and get involved.