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Team : Meet the Team
Mission Statement

Heart and Sol Collective Strives to make an impact on the current reproductive disparities that negatively affect the global majority.

Through full circle inclusive support services, we will meet the needs of our community by offering educational workshops, doula services, lactation support, mental health services & BIPOC centered entrepreneurial opportunities and support.

Our goal is to serve individuals and families impacted by structural & systematic barriers during the perinatal period and beyond to increase positive health outcomes for Las Vegas families through one-on-one advocacy and community partnerships that serve to challenge and change systems of oppression and inequity.

Vision Statement

Community Collaboration: With an open heart, may we rise together with the confidence of el sol. The mindset of community over competition honors the unique offerings we can contribute and give.

Advocacy: We aim to nourish, grow, and shine light within & upon our community. From the individual to the collective empowering others to stand in their power makes all of us stronger. 

Respect: We honor the generational wisdom of our ancestors, the intuitive strength of each person we welcome into our space and work to uplift voices within the communities we serve.

Rest: We recognize the necessity of self-care and sustainable practices to show up for our communities in responsible and attuned ways. 

Health: We commit to being responsible stewards of service understanding our actions directly impact our communities' health. We vow to be respectful occupants of the lands we live and work on. We are intentional in creating psychologically and physically safe spaces. 

Value Statement
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Meet the Founders
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Kaleigh Mancha

LMFT, Certified Full Spectrum Doula

Kaleigh Mancha (she/her) is co-founder of Heart and Sol Collective and has been a licensed mental health therapist for the past 14 years, certified full spectrum doula for over a decade, trauma informed yoga teacher and mami. Advocating for underserved communities and historically marginalized & oppressed groups has been a lifelong passion of hers and inspired the idea behind cofounding the Collective. Kaleigh actively works to decolonize the mental and reproductive health services she offers while incorporating holistic, indigenous & non allopathic approaches to wellness.

Her practice specialties include: complex trauma, life transitions, all reproductive experiences (including perinatal mood & anxiety disorders) & addressing the unique needs of the LGBTQI+, sex worker & BIPOC communities. 

Kaleigh lives by the motto that “Wellness is a necessity, not a luxury”. She believes all people deserve support, community, equitable access to resources and the knowledge to help them live their best lives.

Rikki Jenkins (she/her) is Co-founder of Heart and Sol Collective. She is a Birth Doula, Childbirth Educator, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Evidence Based Birth® Instructor, Bachelor of Science in Maternal Child Health with an emphasis in Human Lactation and Social Justice.

 

Rikki is passionate about providing care to new and expectant families, she teaches childbirth education, and breast/chest feeding classes to expectant parents and birth professionals. As well as serves as The President of the Southern Nevada Breastfeeding Coalition, a nonprofit aimed at improving birth outcomes and breastfeeding rates.

 

Rikki provides all-inclusive services to expectant families and birth professionals.

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Rikki Jenkins

IBCLC, CLC, Birth Doula, & Childbirth Educator

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Meet the Board Members 

Cristina Hernandez (ella/she/her), is a queer, Latina, feminista, survivor born and raised in Las Vegas and her people come from Mexico and Cuba.  She has been a doula since 2016 and an activist and advocate within the anti-violence, reproductive justice, and LGBTQIA2+ movements for the past 18 years.  She became a doula after the birth of her twins Sofia and Joseph with her spouse, Sy! As a doula she believes birth is transformative and ceremonial. Values important to her are: Informed consent, body autonomy, trauma-informed, affirming & inclusive, and centering clients. 

 

Joining the Heart & Sol founding Board of Directors is a dream in the making. Our community is in need of and ready to receive the beautiful gifts Heart & Sol will provide! We are surrounded by the love and strength of our ancestors, comrades, and community.

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Cristina Hernandez

President, MPH, C-FSD (BADT), C-CBE (DTI) 

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Tiara Flynn

Secretary
Full Spectrum Doula

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Brenda Hernandez

Master at Arms

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Natasha Stewart

Vice President, MPA

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Jordan Fullow

Treasurer, Full Spectrum Doula, Yoga Instructor, Childbirth Educator

Brenda Hernandez was introduced to reproductive justice work early on in her career, and ever since then, she's been advocating for a healthcare system that is compassionate, equitable, and focuses on true healing of the mind, body, and spirit

Over the past twelve years, She's had various roles, including program management, event planning, and grant writing within local community-based organizations that address health inequalities and increase access to care. 

Her drive is deeply rooted in collaborating with QTBIPOC communities that share her vision of a world where marginalized people are liberated from systems of oppression. Heart & Sol Collective is an organization that resonates with her values and commitment to uplifting diverse voices and advocating for healing and empowerment within our community. 

Outside of my advocacy work, Brenda finds joy in exploring nature, dancing at music festivals, and cherishing moments with her wife, Alma, and our beloved fur babies—Butters, Benito, and Brujita

A guiding quote that currently echoes in my mind: "No me van a quitar lo único que me hace libre hoy en dia, MI VOZ".

I saw this quote in the streets of Mexico and it perfectly encapsulates the importance of using my voice, gifts, and talents for collective liberation.

Ednalyna Martin (or Edna) is a Doula, IBCLC, Childbirth Educator, Postnatal Massage and Reiki Certified. 

As a birth keeper, she strives to ensure that the community she works with feels safe, heard, and have access to care they need, and deserve. 

She saw so much alignment in the mission, vision, and values of Heart & Sol which is why she was inspired to be a part of the Collective. 

Edna enjoys being around nature, exploring new places, supporting local efforts and businesses, and being intentional and present as she and her husband raise three spirited girls and four furbabies. 

A quote that has really helped me in my life is

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not by what life brings us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst a spark that creates extraordinary results." U.K. 

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Ednalyna Martin

IBCLC, LC(CBI), HBCE, Dip CBEd, CD-L, Reiki Practitioner

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