Holistic Birth Collective as an organization strives to distribute power equally regardless of titles and we rely heavily on our member base. We could not be who we are without our board members!

Erminia M. Williams
Board President

Erminia M. Williams is the newly appointed Board President at Holistic Birth Collective. Ms. Williams has served as the Director of Clinical and Integrative Health Services at Chicago Women’s Health Center, since 2021. She also works as an Assistant Professor of Integrative Massage Therapy at Pacific College of Health Sciences. Ms. Williams has an exceptionally diverse and intentional professional background, leading with over 20 years of direct client relations management in banking and healthcare; fifteen years in entrepreneurial and operations management, and three years of higher education instruction. Her collegiate and professional accomplishments include earning an Associates Degree from Olive-Harvey College and a Bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University. Ms. Williams holds an active Illinois Board Certified license in Massage Therapy. She is currently pursuing a Dual Doctoral and Masters Degree in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine at Pacific College of Health Sciences.

General Board:

Katie Garland
Board of Directors, Secretary

Alexis Jones
Board of Directors, Treasurer

Betsy Merbitz
Board of Directors

Gina Karnilova
Board of Directors

Stephanie Rossi

Board of Directors

Deanna Bassette
Board of Directors

Omolara Aza Mino
Board of Directors


We are thankful for each and every person who comes alongside HBC with their partnership. It takes a village! A special thank you to the following organizations for having our back.