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About the Director

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Ty Roberts serves as a passionate advocate for doula services throughout East Tennessee. She holds over 15 years of successful and innovative experience coordinating health services, collaborating with medical professionals, interacting with patients, researching best practices, and serving as a liaison between expectant/new mothers and their health professionals. Ty now serves as the Founder and CEO of Gennisi Birth Services, which provides clients with vital resources, training, assistance, and comfort as they transition through the birth process and post-partum.


In addition, she serves as the Founder of Gennisi Birth Charitable Services, which provides resources to low-income and underrepresented populations, with a specific focus on resources, community opportunities, and health-based initiatives for new/expectant mothers and their families. She is extremely active within the Knoxville and Doula community, serving on numerous boards, councils, and volunteer initiatives focusing on resources for mothers. She utilizes her leadership, organizational, strategic planning, communications, benchmarking, and critical decision making to serve as an effective ally for mothers and families as they prepare for (and adjust to) motherhood!


Certification, Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED – American Red Cross Training Services

Certification, Placenta Encapsulation – Women’s Choice Perinatal Services

Certification, Postpartum – Women’s Choice Perinatal Services

Certification, Birth Doula – ProDoula

Certification, Childbirth Educator – ProDoula

Certification, Fertility Doula – Nneka Hall, Instructor

Certification, Pregnancy and Infant Loss – Nneka Hall, Instructor    

Member, National Black Doula Association

Member, TN Maternal Health Task Force

Board Member, Postpartum Support International

Member, Knoxville Birth Equity Alliance (Knox County Health Department)

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