MPH, CM, LM, LCCE, FACCE, LC
A native of New York City, Trinisha began her career in health care in 1996 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration on Women Studies at Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges. Trinisha started to search for where she could best work with women and alternative health. She graduated from Hunter College with a Master's in Public Health with a Women's Health concentration. After completing an MPH, she served as the Coordinating Manager of Health Education in the OB/GYN department at Bellevue Hospital Center, the Community Outreach Manager at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and a Health Educator with the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership.
Trinisha became a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator in 2002 and a Lamaze Fellow in 2017. In 2003 she completed a Master's of Science in Midwifery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She spent the next decade working as a midwife and an educator throughout New York City hospitals. Trinisha believes women deserve a choice regarding their healthcare, how and where they labor & birth their child, so she founded a home birth midwifery practice, "Midwife in the City," in 2014. Trinisha has attended births in hospitals, homes, and birth centers.
Since 2014 she has served as an adjunct professor teaching midwifery students at SUNY Downstate. From June 2018 through June 2020, she was the Director of the Brooklyn Birthing Center (BBC) & the Brooklyn Midwifery Group. The BBC was the oldest free-standing birthing center in New York City. Not only did she maintain the structure of the birth center through the Coronavirus Pandemic in NYC, but she helped open a second location, Jazz Birthing Center of Manhattan. This new location allowed the local hospitals to free up precious bed space to care for COVID patients.
Trinisha serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Birth Centers since 2019. Trinisha strived to expand her reach to women by imagining a midwife-led organization. She created a nonprofit called the Midwifery Collective. As the founder and president, Trinisha formed the Haven Midwifery Birthing Center.
She feels privileged to say she has attended thousands of births throughout her career as a midwife. She allows women to be the center of their birth experience.