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Welcome to the INCAST Podcast


Our podcasts feature enlightening interviews with health educators, leaders, influencers, and advocates in maternal-child health who focus on transforming care through education. Tune in, learn, and be inspired by these empowering leaders who are passionate about making a difference—just like you. Podcast themes include innovation in the classroom, best care practices, new guidelines, patient/client engagement, and marketing/outreach. You’ll get ideas you can implement right away!

Season 2 Episode 3: Networking to Increase Program Success with Colleen Weeks of Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center

Colleen Weeks is the perinatal education manager at the Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center in Irvine and Anaheim. She has been a childbirth educator for over 35 years, and currently runs 140-150 classes every month. Listen to this episode recorded at The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) Conference for insight on how you can… Read More »

Season 2 Episode 2: Increasing the Use of Human Milk in the NICU with Nancy Hurst of Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

Dr. Nancy Hurst is the Director of Women’s Support Services at Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women. She also oversees clinical, operational, and research activities for the lactation milk bank services and patient education program and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Houston. Listen to this episode… Read More »

Season 2 Episode 1: Getting Uncomfortable About Health Equity with Natalie S. Burke of CommonHealth ACTION

Natalie S. Burke is the president and CEO of CommonHealth ACTION (CHA), where she provides visionary leadership for CHA’s business development and model capacity building and programs. She is the co-director of the Health Leaders national program center and directs Kaiser Permanente’s Institute for Equitable Leadership in Baltimore, Maryland. Listen to this episode for more… Read More »

Season 1 Episode 8: Reframing Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders with Gabrielle Kaufman

  Gabrielle Kaufman is the director of training and technical assistance for the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force, a dance/movement therapist, and professional clinical counselor. She works extensively with new families and aids in providing solutions to many parenting concerns. Listen to this episode to take a deeper look at postpartum mood… Read More »

Season 1 Episode 7: Supporting a Down Syndrome Diagnosis with Mac Macsovits of the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association

Mac Macsovits is the executive director at the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association. He has made a career working in the nonprofit sector, beginning his career teaching at Cherry Creek High School, and then working with The Nature Conservancy and Special Olympics Colorado. Listen to this episode for more on how Mac and RMDSA work… Read More »

Season 1 Episode 6: Creating a Successful Childbirth Education Class with Vonda Gates of BirthBasics

    Vonda Gates is the organizing member of Prepared Childbirth of Tifton, has been a childbirth educator since 1991, and a DONA-certified doula since 1993. She currently serves the ICEA Executive Committee and is the primary coordinator of the ICEA Professional Childbirth Education Program Update Online program. This episode is a must-listen for birth… Read More »


About Your Show Host



Debbie is the Customer Relations Manager at InJoy. Working with families as an educator and doula since 1987 and after using InJoy products in her work since 1994, Debbie joined the InJoy team in 2013. She continues to be involved with families as a doula and a childbirth educator on a part-time basis. She teaches, writes and speaks on various birth, postpartum and building family subjects. Debbie is a past president of DONA International and was the Managing Editor for the International Doula for eight years.

She has a BA in Health Promotion: Women’s Health and is working toward a Master’s in Leadership through Grand Canyon University. Debbie has interviewed many leading professionals in the Maternal/Child field.

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