Lisa is a Metis woman, mother and Midwife. Lisa has a passion for empowering parents on their journey of growing their families and of supporting gentle beginnings for the next generation. She is a long-time resident of the Slocan Valley and both her children were born at home, in Winlaw, with Midwives. While her children were young she fed her love and commitment for supporting pregnant people by working as a doula. She also graduated in 2003 with a Chartered Herbalist Diploma from Dominion Herbal College. When her children were old enough Lisa embarked on her formal midwifery education and graduated from Bastyr University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Midwifery. In 2014 she completed the International Midwifery Pre-registration Program at Ryerson University, in order to become registered in Canada. Since then she has been working as a Registered Midwife, primarily at Apple Tree Maternity in Nelson.
In 2017 Lisa started Colibri Midwifery to serve the families of the Slocan Valley and to provide culturally relevant care to Indigenous clients in the West Kootenays. As a Metis woman, Lisa is very involved in supporting the growth of Indigenous Midwifery in BC. She is co-chair of the Committee of Indigenous Birth for the Midwives Association of BC, she sits on the Aboriginal Committee for the College of Midwives of BC and is a proud member of the National Council of Aboriginal Midwives.
In her free time Lisa loves spending time with her family, gardening, knitting, being outside in our forests and waters and participating in traditional ceremonial practices. She is very grateful for the wonderful collaborative relationships between practitioners available to clients receiving care at the Healing Suites. She is also happy to be able to further her own love and study of botanical medicine and is currently completing a course in Herbal Medicine for Women’s Health, as well as, attending the Holistic Herbalism Program at Emery Herbals. Lisa is very grateful to be returning home to provide midwifery care to her community and looks forward to meeting the next generation of Kootenay babies!
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