Our Founders, Staff and Contributors
Tintawi Charaka KaIgziabiher, Awalaj, CD (CBI)
Co-founder of The Home Birth Project
Tintawi is an Awalaj (Traditional Ethiopian Birth Attendant), a Certified Doula and Reiki Master. She has studied with some of the pioneers in the field of Maternal/Infant Health. She is trained in the Rebozo technique and Mexican Midwifery, Ethiopian birth and post partum traditions and traditional midwifery. Her passion is to assist women in recognizing their inner power through the pregnancy and birth experience. She is a wife and mother of 4 children (three of which were born at home). She has attended births both in the United States and Ethiopia. Tintawi has organized community workshops to inform families about the role of midwives and doulas at homebirths. She is an advocate for homebirth (with a midwife or unassisted). She is currently studying to be a Certified Midwife. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 505-469-0700.
Isatu Barraka KaIgziabiher, Co-founder of The Home Birth Project
Isatu is the CEO of Iya, LLC (a natural beverage company), a husband and father of 4 children. He is an advocate of homebirth and has coached other fathers preparing for the experience. Isatu was an active participant in the birth of his four children; his second child he caught in his hands! He is also the founder of Father Faction, an organization with the mission of raising the value and contributions of fathers in society. Join the movement at www.fatherfaction.blogspot.com.
Sam Lee, Founder of Encounters in Black Tradition, Inc.
Co-Producer of The Home Birth Project Documentary
Encounters In Black Traditions, is a tax exempt organization "Digitizing the legacy, history and contributions of the African American Diaspora." The organization offers the opportunity for you to benefit from an unparalleled collaboration of creative professionals boasting a history of accomplishment in TV, Film, Radio, Publishing and the Internet. Become a Digital Patron or Benefactor by Supporting Encounters In Black Traditions, Inc. (a 501(c) 3 non profit tax-exempt org. For more info please contact Sam Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.