-Pregnancy & Childbirth
-Preparing for Baby
-Life with Baby
-Tips & Tricks
Nina Cullen, MA, CCE, CCH, CD
Kamal Lange, MA, CCC/SLP
Nicole Masters, RN, CCE
Elizabeth McKinney, RN, CCE, CCH
Bethany Mechachonis, RN, CCE, CLC
Amy Menec, CLC
Donna Moore, RN
Julie Mudd, CLC
Roseanne Rousseau Smith
Erin Zaffini, MA
Nina Cullen, MA, CCE, CD – Music, Childbirth Education,
Birth Made Easier With Hypnosis, EFT, Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy
began this journey as a childbirth educator, doula and parent educator. I
conceived the idea of a center for women, and with the enthusiastic support of colleagues
and clients, NiNi Bambini was born. At the time I was facilitating a weekly support group
for new mothers, aware of the need for a continuing forum for education and community for
young families. The mothers in my groups offered feedback and encouragement and gave a
resounding "thumbs up" to the idea of NiNi Bambini. They suggested products for our retail
store and helped me find some of our best instructors and educators. I are extremely
grateful for their assistance and their loyalty.
I am the mother of three grown children – Sarah, Graham and Taylor. I have a B.S. in
early childhood education from Wheelock College and a Master's degree in health
arts & sciences from Goddard College. For more than 30 years, as a childbirth
educator and doula, I have helped thousands of pregnant women and their partners to have
a better birthing experience.
Brenda Jones Prenatal Yoga
Kamal Lange, MA, CCC/SLP Baby Sign Language
Kamal is a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She earned her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Iowa and has worked in a variety of settings with adults and children. Since she was a little girl, Kamal has been fascinated by sign language and remembers the book, "Sesame Street's Sign Language Fun", bringing hours of enjoyment. She has studied Signed English and American Sign Language (ASL) and has utilized signing with both clients and her little boy. Seeing her little one sign back to her at only 5 months of age reinforced the benefits of signing with babies and its impact on communication. She discovered Nini Bambini while pregnant with her son, Zachary, and is thrilled to be a part of the team!
Erika Lindquist, BA Story Time
Erika's passion is to share her love of books and storytelling with children. She has always enjoyed literature, and that inspired her to obtain a B.A. in English. Her love of books combined with her desire to work with children led her to a job in the children's room at the public library in Londonderry. There, she ran the toddler storytime program, and a book program for grades 1-3 for multiple years. Erika's goal is to inspire imagination through the use of her unique storytime approach that uses props, flannelboards, songs, movement and crafts, along with the books. Now, Erika is a stay at home mom, and enjoys sharing the richness of books with her daughter, Anika.
Nicole Masters, RN, CCE Preparing To Birth
Elizabeth McKinney, RN BS LCCE C.H. Birth Made
Easier With Hypnosis
a registered nurse who has a had a diversified career that ranges from Cardiac and Post
Anesthesia Care Nursing to being a Clinical Research Nurse at the Joslin Diabetes Center
in Boston, Massachusetts. As she entered my most recent profession of motherhood, she decided to pursue
another angle of nursing with a focus on Childbirth Education. She is currently a Lamaze
Certified Childbirth Educator and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Izzie is very excited to be
a part of the NiNi Bambini team, and to have the opportunity to share hypno birthing
with Moms and Dads during one of the most exciting times in life! Izzie is the mother to Lilly and Bryant.
Bethany Mechachonis, RN, CLC Yummy Mommies, Preparing To Birth Class, NiNi Coaching Team
For many years Bethany as been a registered nurse in a busy OB/Midwifery practice, helping mothers in their journey through pregnancy and motherhood. She uses knowledge, compassion and a sense of humor to guide new mothers through the often challenging early days of breastfeeding. Bethany is a certified childbirth educator and lactation counselor, and the mother of two girls, Sophia & Choloe.
Amy Menec, CLC Newborn Care, Yummy Mommies, Member NiNi Coaching Team
Ginger Mermer, Gym & Fitness
Donna Moore, RN Birthing From Within
Donna is a Certified Birthing From Within Mentor and Advisor and has over twenty years of experience in Birthwork. She is still working in a local hospital as a labor nurse and has attended thousands of births. She has also trained nurses, midwives, doulas, and doctors around the country in Optimal Fetal positioning and Birthing From Within. Her passions include birth and family and living life to the fullest. She is a mother to three adults and grandmother to three sweet little ones. She's very excited to become a part of the Nini Bambini Family, coming full circle after meeting Nina at a birth many years ago.
Julie Mudd, CLC Breastfeeding, Preparing To Birth, Dancing For Birth, NiNi Coaching Team
Julie brings her own unique style of teaching to our classes, integrating her extensive knowledge of childbirth, breastfeeding and child development with her "other" career as a stand-up comic! Julie's classes are entertaining AND informative! Julie is certified as a Lactation Counselor, a Sleep Counselor and a Dancing For Birth instructor, but her most important job is being the mother of two boys, Max and LeoJohn.
Shana Potvin, BA Art Class
Shana's goal is to inspire children, and their adults, to think of art every day-finding creative ways to make art and empowering them think "outside the box". In children, art stimulates imagination, helps develop finger dexterity, unleashes creativity, encourages independence, releases pent up energy, and reduces their "acting out" time.
Shana is a certified NH Master Floral Designer has worked as a designer and manager in local shops, creating unique floral designs for over 15 years. She has taken this artistic experience into the world of Destination Imagination (DI) where she teaches her team to use normal everyday objects in creative ways to solve problems. As Team Manager for a Bedford Destination Imagination Team she found her passion for developing independent creative thinking in children. Destination Imagination encourages imaginative thinking at every step in the creative process. The adult's role is to facilitate learning skills, and let the child decide how to use those skills in their own way. Shana has seen, first-hand, how this has transformed the way her team approaches problems in all areas of their lives.
Shana's education includes a BA in Psychology with a specialty in Child Psychology. Shana believes that art can be a therapeutic outlet for people and have the power to transform and empower people of all ages.
Shana is mom of two fantastically creative artists, Ella (age 10), and
Jack (age 2).
Roseanne Rousseau Smith Prenatal Yoga
Tamara Salomon Diamond Fit Diva Boot Camp
Erin Zaffini Music Class