NACEF, Northwest Area Childbirth Educators Forum, is an independent, non-profit, volunteer organization comprised of those who are advocates for the family and to promote current issues in maternal-child health and wellness.
NACEF’s purpose is to further the quality of childbirth education through strengthening the bonds between educators, family members, care providers and the organization they represent. NACEF provides quality educational guidelines for all who are involved.
Meet NACEF’s Volunteer Board
Tiffany has been a member of NACEF since 2015. She is a birth and postpartum doula and baby sleep coach. As the owner of both Birthing Stone Doula and Portland Doula Training she values the mission of NACEF to bring high quality continuing education to the birth community.
Tiffany also values cross disciplinary collaboration between all birth professionals and seeks true team work when supporting parents. And brings this value into her trainings designed specifically for L&D Nursing Staff and students.
She’s a mom to two rambunctious and inquisitive boys that teach her she’s continually expanding her capacity for patience and love. She loves to travel and looks forward to making travel with her husband and kids a larger priority in the future.
Jennifer Fisher has been a NACEF board member for 10 years and is thrilled to promote childbirth education while serving her community. She has been an ICEA educator for over twelve years teaching Childbirth preparation for Legacy Health, OHSU and private classes. Recently she has opened her own doula practice as a certified Stillbirthday doula and is studying the CAPPA philosophy of doula care. Courage for all births is her personal motto. When she is not caring for pregnant families you can find her in the garden, sipping coffee and encouraging her own family to come out and play.
Barb Buckner Suarez, ICCE, LCCE, FCCE| Treasurer, Longest Standing Member
Marketing and Social Media Chairs
General Board Members
In June 2017, I became a certified Postpartum Doula and in July 2017, I became a certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis Instructor. I am excited to offer the only Hypnobabies classes in the state of Oregon! Following these certifications, I launched my business, Beaverton Birth & Babies, serving the Portland-metro area!
In addition to doula work and Hypnobabies classes, I am also a student of lactation at Portland State University. I plan to sit for my IBLCE (International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners) exam in the Fall of 2019, at which time I will be able to offer lactation services. I also volunteer my time as a Peer Counselor and the Member Education Coordinator with The Nursing Mother’s Counsel of Oregon, a local non-profit providing breastfeeding support to moms; as a Peer Counselor and Support Group Facilitator with Baby Blues Connection, providing support to families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders in the Portland-metro area; and as a co-leader for the Portland chapter of ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network), a non-profit whose mission is to improve maternal-child health by reducing preventable cesareans through education, supporting cesarean recovery, and advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
I feel so lucky to have found a profession that empowers women on their journey to motherhood, helping them find their voice and make informed decisions so that they have a positive birth experience. On days off, you will likely find me browsing the farmers market, chasing after my toddler, exploring nature, laughing with friends, dancing to live music, wine-tasting, and enjoying my new home in the Pacific Northwest with my husband Stephen, daughter Violet, and rescue pup Roscoe.