The Birth Place – Support Team

The Birth Place – Support Team

The Birth Place – Support Team



Juana Duran – Front Desk

Juana Duran joined The Birth Place team in 2018 as our receptionist, and is currently in charge of the insurance and billing department. Juana is from the Dominican Republic, and in her spare time loves spending time with her grandchildren. She often affectionately tells Jennie, “I want to be like you when I grow up! , I never imagined that starting at The Birth Place would be one of the most beautiful and motivating experiences of my life. I loves being part of the team, interacting with all the mommies, and taking part in the project Jennie Joseph loves so much. 



Juana Browne – Patient Support Coordinator

Juana Browne is our Patient Support Coordinator and has been a member of our team since 2018. She is a wife, mother of four, a certified Doula and lover of all things motherhood! Juana finds it rewarding to be part of The Birth Place team, loves educating and supporting our beautiful mommies and most of all, loving up on the babies at postpartum visits!  



Katrina Nelson – Clinical Operations Manager

Katrina Nelson – Clinical Office Manager,  Katrina has been a member of our team for the past 15 years. Katrina took an interest in natural childbirth after delivering her son, Eddie, who is now 18 years old. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, spending time with family and friends,  and traveling. Katrina has had a number of years of experience in Pediatrics and Labor and Delivery. Small yet powerful, she keeps The Birth Place running smoothly, safely, and efficiently!


Rebecca Duncan – National Perinatal Task 

Rebecca Duncan is the Program Fellow of the National Perinatal Task Force. Her goal is to eliminate health disparities and promote holistic wellness for all through an intersectional, reproductive justice framework. Rebecca graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a dual degree B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, & Women’s Studies and B.S. in Nursing. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a DONA trained doula. Rebecca is the co-founder of Breastfeeding Awareness and Empowerment (BAE), a community-based program that trains, implements, and promotes lactation support with a focus on perinatal mental health. As a Public Health Nurse Home Visitor with Philadelphia Nurse-Family Partnership, she provided direct services and advocacy support to vulnerable first-time parents. She also served as the Volunteer Coordinator with Philadelphia Alliance for Labor and Support (PALS) and provided volunteer doula services in collaboration with city-wide hospitals. Alongside her passion for this work, Rebecca enjoys nourishing activities that celebrate black and brown people including yoga and dancing with friends. She recently completed 200-hour yoga teacher training and is deepening her personal practice.










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