Mommywise Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members are both industry leaders and experienced parents who support families in ways that complement my personal area of expertise. As parents who have devoted their lives to caring for families, we understand that there's strength in numbers, and we support each other, much like we do for you. Here are a few of the professionals who share my mission to care for families like you, with unbiased expertise about health, wellness, clinical and emotional support.
Jaqueline Worth, MD
Dr. Jaqueline Worth is a dynamic board certified Ob/Gyn who focuses exclusively on pregnancy and birth. She is an expert in the art of natural birth, VBAC, and her hands have been the first welcoming touch to thousands of newborns. A graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, Dr Worth bridges her first rate education with a respect and interest in holistic care. The ancient wisdom of unhurried birth is combined with modern medicine in the practice she founded, Village Obstetrics. She has taught many medical students and residents and happily collaborates with doulas and midwives. Dr. Worth is a soft spoken, elegant mother of two and a passionate doctor assisting women in achieving natural birth successfully, safely, and with style.
George Mussalli, MD
Dr. George Mussalli is board certified in both Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine with a high-risk obstetrics sub-speciality training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His work in the Bronx at both Montefiore Medical Center and in the public hospital system where he served as Director of Obstetrics brought experience in the most challenging maternal and fetal disorders. He served as Ob/Gyn Chairman and Residency Program Director at St. Vincent's, training numerous fellows, residents, medical and midwifery students in his career. Dr. Mussalli serves on many committees including expert advisory roles for Lamaze International and BabyCenter.com. His first love however remains working in the labor suite where he has delivered, supervised care and provided high-risk consultation on tens of thousands of patients. He is the founding partner of his private practice Village Obstetrics, whose mission is to restore natural birth, and reduce intervention rates.
Caroline Dorsen, PhD(c), MSN, FNP-BC
Caroline has two decades of experience as a health educator, RN and Family Nurse Practitioner. A specialist in women's health, health promotion and disease prevention, she is an expert in protecting children's most precious resource--the physical and mental health of their parents. Caroline is a full-time faculty member at NYU's College of Nursing, where she directs their Adult Nurse Practitioner program. When she is not teaching, or seeing patients in her private practice, she is at home caring for her two children. Click here for Caroline's full professional profile.
Meredith Singer, PhD
An experienced mother of two and Executive Board Member of the Women's Mental Health Consortium, Dr. Meredith Singer is a child and clinical psychologist with expertise in postpartum depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, mood disorders, reproductive mental health and parent/infant dyad treatment. She has a particular interest in the effect of trauma on women’s mental health and the inter-generational transmission of mood disorders from parent to infant and child. Her confidence, clinical expertise, and compassionate care are a rare combination and gift for all new moms. Call Dr. Singer for an appointment at 646-853-5150.
Rachel Frank, MD, FAAP
Dr. Rachel Frank is one of Brooklyn's most beloved pediatricians. In addition to parenting her own two kids here in NYC, she practices at Slope Pediatrics with Amy Glaser, MD, in Park Slope, where she shares the challenges and joys of raising children with many Brooklyn parents. In her practice and with her own two young children, she is striving to achieve the goal of healthy children with happy parents. She's a wealth of information, and my "go-to" MD for practical, clinical, and level-headed advice. To learn more about Rachel and her practice, visit Slope Pediatrics or call 718-636-0019 to schedule an appointment.
Kathy Panos, PhD
As a licensed clinical psychologist for over 10 years, Dr. Kathy Panos treats individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as well as self-esteem, identity, and relationship issues. Her specialty is in helping people to develop effective strategies to cope with intense emotional experiences and to refrain from self-destructive behavior patterns. She is an active member of the Women’s Mental Health Consortium, and gracefully glides between her private practice in Chelsea and her role as a mother of two. Kathy's clinical expertise and intimate understanding of the unique challenges of motherhood are an invaluable resource for her patients. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Panos at 917-239-1629.
Beth Donnelly Caban, Childbirth Educator, Prenatal Yoga Instructor, Labor Doula & Midwife-to-Be
Beth is my go-to resource for NYC's most comprehensive childbirth education and newborn care courses, as well as prenatal yoga, natural childbirth, and doula support. An industry leader in all of these fields, Beth is also an experienced mom, with a caring, supportive, gentle approach to helping new moms achieve their childbirth and fitness goals, before and after their babies are born. To add to her comprehensive childbirth expertise, Beth will soon become a practicing midwife. To learn more about Beth, including class schedules, visit Beth at Beth Caban.
Sara Frohlich, L.Ac., Acupuncturist & Chinese Medical Practitioner
Sara's practice is designed to care for women before, during, and after childbirth, and to feel like a spa. Acupuncture during pregnancy is a safe, drug-free way to compliment fertility treatments, alleviate common pregnancy-related symptoms, and treat carpel-tunnel syndrome. But here's another tip I learned from Sara: routine prenatal acupuncture treatments starting at 36 weeks significantly reduce inductions and medical intervention during childbirth, and is an invaluable resource for reducing new-mom anxiety. For more about Sara's practice, stop by Juniper Wellness.
Jennifer DeLuca, Pilates Pioneer and Owner of Body-Tonic
Founder of NYC's original Pilates studios, and mom of two, Jennifer is committed to mind/body balance and teaches expectant and enjoys educating new moms about how to use their bodies to prepare for delivery, and heal the postpartum belly through core strengthening. She also organizes getaways for families where yoga and Pilates classes are integrated into relaxing, tropical retreats. To learn more Jennifer, check out Body Tonic and her irresistible, child-free Yoga-Pilates retreats in partnership with Om Yoga!
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