Nich La's core midwifery staff are either U.S. trained and board certified by the American College of Nurse-Midwives, or graduates of the National Midwifery School of Haiti.
We are devoted to promoting equal access to care for all mothers in Haiti.
Rebecca Barlow, CNM
At age 11, Rebecca experienced the mystery and joy of her own mother’s pregnancy. Her newborn sister was “Gods gift” to her! When she began her nursing career in 1989 Maternal/Child health came naturally. She has worked for over 28 years in the field. In 2012, she moved to Haiti with an organization focused on orphan prevention and immediately recognized that maternity care was a major factor in that effort. In order to provide a full-spectrum of care, she returned to school gaining both a Bachelors in Human Services and her MSN in Midwifery. She adores caring for women, babies AND their families and sees her profession as a life calling and a sacred privilege.
Josephine Ridore, ISF
Josephine graduated from Ecole Nationale d’infirmières Sages femmes de Port-au-Prince as an ISF (Infirmiere Sages Femmes) or Nurse midwife in 2009. She has an infectious smile and a kind heart. After working in local hospitals initially, Josephine settled into teaching at a local nursing school while taking time to raise her youngest. She is very enthusiastic about all things related to women’s health and birth. She is extremely passionate about providing respectful care and dignity to her clients. Josephine constantly reminds us that Nich La isn’t just a “nest” for babies to hatch in, but also where future midwifery-led birth homes will incubate and hatch for the women of Haiti. She looks forward to seeing maternal and infant death decrease and women have the much desired care that they need.