Jamaa Village Staff
Jamaa Birth Village is a volunteer-based organization with a small & mighty core staff. Meet the Women who make Jamaa the warm, serene, community-care space that it is.
Brittany "Tru" Kellman
CPM, CD, CLC
Tru is the founder of Jamaa Birth Village and serves as Executive Director. She is a mother and wife, Certified Professional Midwife, Certified Doula & Doula trainer Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, and Author.
Through the Midwifery Model of care, Tru has seen hope restored, thriving pregnancies, healthy births and postpartum periods. She believes in empowered, gentle and culturally engaged care. Tru brings that to the urban core of St. Louis. You'll see her in the community embracing families, connecting with leaders, and at Jamaa providing client led care.
Adaora C. Eizke
Adaora, originally from Nigeria, is the first point of contact at Jamaa as our Administrative Assistant supporting moms & families with beginning care, support & educational services at Jamaa. You'll also see her at births as a Doula and out in the community speaking and sharing information about Jamaa Birth Village & Programs.
Jen Jester is an experienced doula and Midwife that has served over 350 St. Louis families over the last 14 years. Jen is a Certified Professional Midwife and holds a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery from Midwives College of Utah. Previously, she served families as a certified childbirth educator for 6 years. As a Staff Midwife, Jen provides attentive care to women and families at Jamaa Birth Village.
Our Wise Woman Council
Chair of the Wise Woman Council Doula & Perinatal Health Provider
Brittany Ferrell, RN
Wise Woman Co-Chair, Activist, Organizer & Nurse
Wise Woman Council Member, Doula & PMAD Consultant