Yvette Allen-Campbell is an Education Administrator with Nassau BOCES, in Garden City, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Language Pathology, a Master of Arts degree in Speech and Language Pathology, and a Professional Diploma in Educational Administration. Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, conferred all three degrees.
For well over two decades Ms. Allen-Campbell has worked incessantly to promote child development and parent education. Having served as the supervisor for three preschools, she knows first-hand how the early stages of development play a profound role in a child’s long term performance. As the Principal of St. Christopher Ottilie, Tyree Learning Center, she recruited, hired and led a multidisciplinary staff engaged in meeting the needs of students ranging in age from elementary to high school. As the Principal of AHRC’s Astoria Blue Feather Head Start, she led a multidisciplinary team that worked with both typical and preschoolers with developmental disabilities. But it was her tenure with the New York City Public School System that was the most profound of all. It was there that she found herself confronted with the many brown faces populating elementary classes for students with disabilities. The research that this experience inspired her to pursue transformed her desire to educate young children into a desire to enlighten and inspire their parents as well.
Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt, MD is a board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She has been practicing obstetrics and gynecology for 26 years. In addition she is the founder, CEO and medical director of Woman To Woman OB/GYN (a New York based comprehensive medical center for women), laparoscopic and robotic gynecologic surgeon and an avid spokesperson for women's reproductive health. She serves as senior attending at St John’s Riverside Hospital, New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital and St Joseph’s Medical Center. From 1994-2015 she was an assistant clinical assistant Professor and attending at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. She is presently an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She specializes in robotic gynecology surgery with the Davinci robot.
Dr Greenidge is an active member of many national and community organizations such as: the Westchester County Medical society,American Medical Association, Bronx-Westchester Black Physicians Medical Society, Jack and Jill of Westchester and Junior League of Hudson in Westchester. She currently serves the Vice President of Westchester OB/GYN Society and is an Advisory Board member for Sister to Sister International, Inc.
Her education includes a BA degree from Smith College, a Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, and OBGYN residency at Harlem/ColumbiaUniversity College of Physicians. Dr Greenidge is a published author in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, and in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is an avid advocate for women’s achievement, and mentors young women especially for medical students and residents.
She is a daughter, sister, wife and an African American woman. She is especially proud of being a the mother of two beautiful, vivacious daughters—the next generation of black women. She knows and deeply understands the reader of this book, and the vast market it will serve. Having given birth twice, she intrinsically understand the hopes, dreams and aspirations that black mothers feel from conception. She knows their fears and anxiety about raising a healthy, balanced child in what can be a challenging American landscape. She can speak to these issues with authority, but also with uncommon compassion. Safely delivering babies has been her passion since the age of 10. Having witnessed her own mother's trauma following a difficult a missed diagnosis from prenatal care with her sister, she has a deeper wisdom to share about the importance of adequate prenatal care for black women importance of adequate prenatal care for black women.