Our Team

Abide Women's Health Services is operated by women of color, for women of color. This life-saving team is a perfect blend of practicality, vision, empathy, and passion for care and change in maternal healthcare.

Cessilye R. Smith

Founder & CEO

Paige Jackson

Vice President of Clinical

Lenita Dunlap

Vice President of Operations

Gabriella Federico

Marketing Director

Melissa Moreira

Executive Coordinator

Phoebe Purvey

Clinic Flow Manager

Krystle Thomas

Client Resource Specialist

Althea C. Hurd

B.A., Dip CBed | Childbirth Educator

Kennasha Jones

LM | Midwife

LaQuita Brazile

LM, CPM | Midwife

Kelli Bankes

LM | Auxiliary Midwife

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