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Board Members

Holistic Birth Collective as an organization strives to distribute power equally regardless of titles and we rely heavily on our member base. We could not be who we are without our board members!
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Erminia M. Williams Board President

Erminia M. Williams is the newly appointed Board President at Holistic Birth Collective. Ms. Williams has served as the Director of Clinical and Integrative Health Services at Chicago Women’s Health Center, since 2021. She also works as an Assistant Professor of Integrative Massage Therapy at Pacific College of Health Sciences. Ms. Williams has an exceptionally diverse and intentional professional background, leading with over 20 years of direct client relations management in banking and healthcare; fifteen years in entrepreneurial and operations management, and three years of higher education instruction.

Her collegiate and professional accomplishments include earning an Associates Degree from Olive-Harvey College and a Bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University. Ms. Williams holds an active Illinois Board Certified license in Massage Therapy. She is currently pursuing a Dual Doctoral and Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine at Pacific College of Health Sciences.

Board Members

  • Katie Garland Board of Directors, Secretary
  • Alexis Jones Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • Betsy Merbitz Board of Directors
  • Gina Karnilova Board of Directors
  • Deanna Bassette Board of Directors
  • Omolara Aza Mino Board of Directors
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Board Members

Holistic Birth Collective as an organization strives to distribute power equally regardless of titles and we rely heavily on our member base. We could not be who we are without our board members!
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