Introducing Your Parenting Village

Introducing Your Parenting Village

Meet The Woman
Behind Empowered Beginnings

ASHLEY MINIHAN

OWNER OF EMPOWERED BEGINNINGS

Meet The Woman Behind Empowered Beginnings

Ashley Minihan has been working with families for over twenty years. As a mom and a foster parent, she became an active member of local mom groups. 

Soon, Ashley realized that she had the gift of connection. She began a support group for young moms. She also led parent-child playgroups, provided  in-home parent support and education, and taught many workshops to parents as well as other professionals. Ashley also works with the state giving prenatal education and acts as birth support for people who are incarcerated while pregnant.

Ashley holds Certifications as a  DONA Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor, Passenger Safety Technician, Spinning Babies Parent Educator and Circle of Security Facilitator as well as Parents as Teachers, Touch Points and has earned a Family Development Credential. Her goal is to support prenatal and postnatal families as they navigate parenthood. A passion for  providing parents with options and helping them decide what works best for their family, Ashley can offer personal as well as professional experience to empower parents to make the best decisions.  She prides herself in respecting everyone’s choices in a non-judgmental way by offering emotional support during the journey of parenthood.      

Meet Our Team

Our Instructors

Ashley Minihan
Ashley Minihan

15+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA), CLC, CPST, ICCE
  • Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician
  • Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Certified Spinning Babies® Parent Educator
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Childbirth, Breastfeeding, Hello First Trimester, Mindful Birth, Spinning Babies, and Advanced Coping Strategies

Asha Evans
Asha Evans
8+ years of experience
  • RN, LCCE, CLC
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator
  • Lactation Counselor
  • Labor & Birth Nurse
Instructor for: Childbirth, Early Parenting, and Breastfeeding
Samantha Heenan
Samantha Heenan

5+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA), CPST-I, CPES
  • Certified in Child Passenger Safety
  • Certified in Placenta Encapsulation
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Infant Safety & CPR and Breastfeeding

Rebecca Greenberg
Rebecca Greenberg

5+ years of experience

  • CD(DONA)
  • DONA Certified Doula

Instructor for: Early Parenting and 4th Trimester Support Group

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