Meet The Team
Christina Jemine, CPM, LM
Founder & CEO of
Black Sisters Birth Academy l Birth Assistant Instructor
Christina Jemine is a mother, midwife, motivational speaker, teacher and a children's book author. Before becoming a midwife and starting her practice at Black Sisters Midwifery Services, Christina served in the field of maternal-child health for over 10 years and has worked as a Mother-Baby and Pediatric nurse for 6 years at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY (her hometown). Christina loves teaching and gets great joy from sharing her gift of learning with others. She is a graduate from The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville, Florida; a 3-Year Direct Entry Midwifery Program.
Christina is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Black Sisters Birth Academy formerly known as Black Sisters Birth Assistant Workshop; a course designed to train black women in becoming birth assistants also known as a midwife's assistant. Her aim through these empowering trainings is to have our families well-supported, healthy and thriving, by increasing the amount of black birth workers who are richly-rooted within our communities' well-being.
Brenda Francis, LPN, LM, CPM
CPR Instructor & Mentor
Brenda Francis, LPN, LM, CPM, is a seasoned medical professional with over 20 years working in the medical field including Birth Work. She has become a strong advocate and educator for pregnant women throughout New Jersey and Florida.
Her focus is on the natural attribute of childbearing, delivery and recovery, aiming to educate women on their options for natural methods to bring forth life. She is on a quest to change the narrative within the African American community to bring awareness and combat the alarming mortality rate of women and children of color.
Jamila Kiwasi Bacchus, MPH
Jamila Kiwasi Bacchus is a Public Health Advocate contributing 13 years and counting public servant leadership roles in assessing, creating, educating, organizing, and mobilizing system changes In population health. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Black Birthworkers Rock LLC, a national/international social club movement for black birthworkers. Kiwasi obtained a Bachelor's in Human Services, a Masters in Public Health.
Throughout her 17 years as a childbirth educator and birth doula, she has witnessed and serviced the many roles birthworkers maneuver throughout life while supporting birthing families. During her journey, a question ignited her new mission, she now serves. Who Supports Black Birthworkers? Kiwasi is changing the narrative of Black-Owned Birth Businesses. No longer practicing in doula support services, she offers professional development birthworker mentorship sessions and career consultation services to birth professionals on starting a birth business and branding their birth business on a grassroots and virtual platform.
Shelley Parris, CNHP, CPNHS
Holistic Practitioner & WellBEING Activitist
Shelley Parris, Holistic Practitioner & wellBEING Activist is the Creatress of The Womb Sanctuary, a soulcentered practice that blends Holistic Health, Life Coaching, Mind Mastery and Energy Medicine; Shelley integrates a harmonic system of breathing techniques, revitalizing postures and creative visualization coupled with sound, color and spatial therapy. While working with Shelley, you will discover the resonance in your life, putting you in alignment with vitality, abundance and fulfillment. Her method inspires you to follow your passion cultivating restorative connections to yourself and others, which promote emotional wellbeing and the creative boldness required to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. She is also a published author and gifted speaker, inviting women to explore the Infinite Possibilities in their lives. Women learn to lead more empowered lives as they are equipped with Sacred Tools and Techniques focused on: selfCare, Womb Wellness, Emotional well-BEING, Healing Trauma and Transformation.
Shelley offers these Sacred Femcare tools and techniques to invoke the creative powers of the womb, awakening women to the Infinite Possibilities in their lives. Practicing Sacred selfCare, women learn to refill their cup and serve from their overflow. They begin to SHOW UP boldly and unapologetically, the greatest and highest version of Self. Finding the courage to live their authentic truth, women rediscover their G-Spot (Godspot) allowing them to taste the full sweetness of their lives and the Power of Being Present. They transition from living out carefully rehearsed Pain Stories to fashioning Power Stories worthy of all the best their GOD-sized dreams have to offer!
A native of Tampa, Florida, Sunny Davis is a Personal Chef at Daily Ambrosia. Daily Ambrosia was created by Sunny to help others find happy, be happy, and live happy by challenging their old connections with food and giving them the skills to create new ones. Through her journey, Sunny noticed a health disparity in her own community and felt compelled to help others in their journey towards wholeness.
At Daily Ambrosia, they believe in the whole you. They believe that food should taste good and it should help you feel great and live better. They believe that food is medicine and want to help you achieve your health goals. They are currently working on offering more services which will better benefit undeserved communities as a whole.
Using innovation and raw talent, Sunny Davis exceeds our understanding of what a vegan chef should be. Balancing cultural flavors with healthy, plant-based meals, Sunny has the ability of taking you back home and placing you into a state of nostalgia. She is the perfect chef for the transitioning vegan, the veteran or the person who just wants to try it out. She understands the complexity and brevity of healthy eating and is consistently helping others take back their health.
It is this understanding that propels her into working diligently for her community. She currently hosts plant-based cooking classes, creates decadent healthy desserts (for your sweet tooth), provides catering services for the vegan in need, and helps others choose their best selves as a health coach.