At the Community Birth Program, we bring together a diverse group of healthcare professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Together, our team provides care in a friendly and inclusive clinic environment.
Trang Duong ND, RM
Dr. Trang Duong is a Naturopathic Physician and Registered Midwife. She completed her training in June 2000 at Bastyr University in the U.S. and has since been practicing in BC. She worked as a solo midwife prior to joining Community Birth Program. She supports the midwife team as a midwife with naturopathic & medical approaches to prenatal care, newborn care, breastfeeding challenges, and contraceptive options such as IUD insertions. She maintains a Naturopathic Practice with her husband Dr. Brian Gluvic. She enjoys caring for families from fertility & preconception care through pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and well baby care - supporting a holistic and natural approach to health for families.
Brian Gluvic ND
Dr. Brian Gluvic is a Naturopathic Physician and has been practicing since 2000. He completed his doctorate degree at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington and received additional training in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Gluvic is an assistant Professor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine where he teaches Paediatrics. He has received extensive training in Naturopathic pediatrics and frequently lectures on children’s health topics.
Jennifer Krist NP(F)
Dr. Jennifer Krist is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Affiliate Professor and Lecturer with the University of British Columbia and is the Fraser Regional Lead for Nurse Practitioner Initiatives in BC. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Grand Canyon University in Arizona with a dissertation focus on preeclampsia risk factor screening and early disease education in pregnant women. Jennifer specializes in primary care maternity, women’s health, IUD insertions and contraception counselling. She remains passionate about the global reproductive rights of women and caring for families during their reproductive years.
Desiree Reichhardt NP(F)
Desiree Reichhardt is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Perinatal clinical faculty with British Columbia Institute of Technology. She completed a Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner degree at the University of British Columbia in 2014, and maintains Adjunct Faculty status with UBC. She currently practices in primary maternity care, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and provides postpartum contraceptive counseling and IUD insertions. Desiree is passionate about improving access to family planning education in our community and supporting a comprehensive approach to women’s reproductive health.
Jan Nusche RM
Jan received her Bachelors of Midwifery Degree from UBC in 2009 and has worked in the Fraser Valley since. She is a Clinical Preceptor for UBC Midwifery Program and a trainer for the Midwifery Emergency Skills and Fetal Health Surveillance programs. She enjoys the collaborative model at CBP and is passionate about the Connecting Pregnancy Care where families learn and support each other through this amazing times in their lives.
Nargess Sharghi Somea RM
Nargess Sharghi Somea is a registered midwife. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Midwifery from Tehran University, Iran and has been working as a registered midwife since 1996. After moving to Canada in 2009, she received her Canadian training at the University of British Columbia in the MMBP program. She has been working as a registered midwife in BC since 2012. She is committed to providing holistic care to families, emphasizing woman-centred care by supporting mothers’ informed decisions.
Inna Gershtein RM
Inna received her Bachelors of Midwifery from UBC in 2008 and has worked in Surrey, Langley and Maple Ridge since 2009. She joined CBP in 2017. She enjoys working with women from diverse social and economic backgrounds. She is passionate about empowering women and their families through education and support to make informed choices through their journey to parenthood.
Nushin Bollinger RM
Nushin received her Midwifery degree in 2020 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to that she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Queen’s University. She is passionate about empowering women throughout their pregnancy and birth by providing education and ensuring women and their families can make informed choices. When she is not working as a midwife, you can catch her teaching yoga classes, hiking or riding her spin bike. She is excited to work with and get to know the families at the Community Birth Program.
Jennifer Gagnon RM
Jen received a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and has worked as a midwife since 2001. In 2012 she completed the International Midwifery Pre Registration Program in Ontario, and has worked as a midwife in BC since 2013. She is delighted to work within a supported system that offers choice to childbearing families, and to work in a collaborative model which offers the best of all worlds to the families in CBP’s care.
Heather Devries CD (DONA), Community Birth Doula Coordinator
Heather brings 30 years experience as a DONA certified Birth doula, a background in counselling, chaplaincy and working in third world countries to assist her in her role as Doula Coordinator. Her passion is to ensure that every parent has access to and understands the benefits of physical comfort measures, emotional support, how information helps parents make informed choices and advocacy. Equally, she enjoys being a Birth Doula in the Community Birth Program and facilitating in the Centering Pregnancy group sessions.
Sandra Atkinson LPN, IBCLC
Sandra Atkinson is a Licensed Practical Nurse and Lactation Consultant. She completed her nursing education in 2008. She has worked in many different areas of nursing but her heart was to always work with moms and babies. With the last 4 years in postpartum care on the Family Birthing Unit at Surrey Memorial Hospital, she found it to be her true passion. In 2016 she completed her education to become a Lactation Consultant. She completed her certification in 2018. In 2017 Sandra joined the Community Birthing Program and continues to assist, support and care for families with their postpartum experience. For Lactation Consultant fees, check out her website