Birth Care Network is a group of birth professionals who work together  to improve our birth community and culture by providing support and  resources for families and fellow birth workers. 

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Meet the Board of Directors

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), BDT(DONA)



Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA), BDT(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, doula trainer, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base.

Member Outreach Committee

Branding/Marketing Committee

Sarah Aten, CD(DONA)


Sarah  has been a birth doula since 2015 and a member of Birth Care Network  since 2016. She serves clients mostly in Louisville, but has attended  births as far away as Henryville IN and Bardstown KY.  She has served on  the board since 2017, the same year she earned her certification through  DONA International. Sarah is very passionate about providing support to  the whole family and educating the community about the benefits of  doulas. 

Member Communications Committee

Christy High, HCHI, HCHD, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, CPYT



Christy High became a certified Hypnobabies® Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor (HCHI) and Hypno Doula (HCHD) in 2015.  She is a certified prenatal yoga teacher through ShantiMom (RYS). In 2018, Christy added Evidence Based Birth® Instructor and Childbirth Educator to her credentials.  When she’s not teaching, attending births or volunteering with the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition to promote positive legal change for improved birth options in the state, her focus is on spending time and traveling with her best friend (and husband) and their two energetic children.

Public Events Committee

Lindsay Rasche CD(DONA), RYT200


Lindsay Rasche is a (RYT200) certified yoga teacher turned birth doula.  She was (DONA) trained in 2014 and earned her official (DONA) Birth  Doula certification in 2016. In 2017, Lindsay also trained as a Lamaze  Childbirth Educator. Having been a Birth Care Network member since 2015,  she is very active in the birth community in Louisville and the  surrounding areas. Aside from supporting her own clients, she has also  volunteered her doula services for Mama to Mama and served on the board  of the organization helping underserved women, as well. She is very  passionate about advocating for women's rights without bias. Lindsay is a  mother to two boys and in her free time she's working in her urban  garden, quilting or planning their next travel adventure.  

Member Outreach Committee 

Angela Shalenko, HBCE


Angela  Shalenko is a Certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner and has been  teaching childbirth education classes since 2013.  Angela has been a  member of Birth Care Network since 2013 and on the board since 2017.   She volunteers with the Kentucky Home Birth Coalition and was a previous  board member of Postpartum Support Kentuckiana. She is passionate about  supporting women and their birth companions in their journeys no matter  what path they choose.

Member Communications Committee 

Member Meetings and Events Committee


March 2019 - Amelia Pantalos

I'm an acupuncturist, herbalist, massage therapist, and birth doula. I practice at Meridian Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, where I serve patients with a variety of concerns, including many patients seeking conception support, as well as those seeking perinatal care (for aches and pains, breech babies, anxiety, and more!). I have the fun of being a guest lecturer at the Louisville School of Massage Therapy where I teach prenatal massage in the professional development course. I'm a member of the Louisville Doula Project, a doula collective that seeks to provide support for people experiencing all pregnancy outcomes. I joined the Birth Care Network in 2010 when I first starting out as a massage therapist, and rejoined when I moved back to Louisville after grad school. I've been so happy to see familiar faces and meet new folks at our meetings! I've enjoyed learning from my fellow members and would love to see more educational opportunities going forward. One area I would like to learn more about is perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. I've done some learning on my own, but would love for more information on this to be abundant in our community. See y'all at the next meeting!