Executive Director & Founder
Nicolle L. Gonzales, (Diné - Navajo), BSN, RN, MSN, CNM.
Mrs. Gonzales received her Bachelor’s of Nursing and her Masters of Nurse-Midwifery at the University of New Mexico. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives and is certified with the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has over 12 years’ experience as a nurse and has worked as a Nurse-Midwife doing full-scope midwifery for the last 10 years. Through the years, she has worked on several community projects around birth equity and she has served as the founding board president and vice board president of two birth centers in NM. In addition to attending births, Nicolle was a contributing author to the “American Indian Health and Nursing” in 2015 and is a contributing writer for the Indigenous Goddess Gang online magazine, where she discusses indigenous birth, midwifery, ceremony, reproductive justice, and indigenous feminism.
Kansas K. Begaye, BSA
Mrs. Begaye has 15 years of experience working for non-profit organizations serving in the capacity as Executive Director and Administrative Assistant. Most recently, she worked as the Membership Director for the New Mexico Dental Association. She is an International Award Winning Native American Recording Artist performing worldwide for over 20 years. Speaking to youth and Indigenous communities about cultural preservation, language revitalization, women empowerment, anti-bullying, and royalty etiquette. In 2013, she achieved the title of Miss Indian World, representing all tribes across the world. Sharing the importance of cultural values. Mrs. Begaye is of the Diné Nation (Navajo Nation) from Waterflow, NM.
Begaye received her BSA in Native American Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2011.