Our Leaders


Twinkle Schottke

Thanks for being a part of Moms2B! My name is Twinkle, and I’m thrilled to get to meet you and watch your baby grow. I’m the director of Moms2B and got to start this amazing program with Dr. Pat in 2010 in Weinland Park. I’m so proud of this program and seeing moms be successful in having a happy, healthy baby! I love singing to the radio when no one is with me. My favorite food is pizza and my favorite movie is Mamma Mia! I have fun spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, going on adventures, and doing crafts. I’m a morning person and like to drink coffee on the porch. If I could go anywhere it would be to the beach. If I change one thing I would have had just one more child. I’m really good at making people laugh and have fun. I’m really bad at technology. I can’t wait to meet you and learn more about what makes you happy!

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Dr. Kami Dixon-Shambley, MD

Medical Director, Moms2B

Hi! I'm Dr. Kami and I am the Medical Director for Moms2B! I am also a practicing OB/GYN in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. I love working with moms during their pregnancy and after they have their babies. I believe that everyone deserves the very best care during and after their pregnancies and love helping our moms navigate this process. I am particularly passionate about the postpartum period of time when there are so many changes and challenges and am here to help you get through it! I feel so lucky to be a part of such a special time in someone's life! When I am not in session or delivering babies, I love spending time with my son playing with Legos, or baking cookies! I am so excited you are here and can't wait to work with you and your family!


Tabitha Hootman

Associate Director

Hi! My name is Tabitha but you can just call me “Tab”. I am the Associate Director for our program and I am so excited that you took the time to find our Moms2B team’s page! I am a motivated patient advocate who has worked in the medical field for over 20+ years. I love being able to support and encourage women and children in our community when and where ever I can! When I am not having fun at work in our Moms2B sessions, I love being able to spend time with my family and friends. I believe family comes first and that surrounding ourselves with strong women always helps us grow even more! I hope to see you enroll in our Moms2B program where this amazing team can help support the strong woman and fabulous “Mom2B” that we know you are!

Our Team



  • Patient Navigator
    Hey y’all! I’m Crystal. I’m pretty much your resource lady! A few facts about me: I grew up in Columbus and graduated from Africentric High School and Ohio University, I am a HUGE morning person, I love R&B/rap, Afrobeats and gospel music, and my favorite season is spring!


  • Founder and CEO, Urban Family Development Center and Dads2B
    Urban Family Development Center is a nonprofit organization committed to providing tools and strategies to families in urban communities to aid in empowering them to overcome poverty. In 2015, I partnered with the Ohio State Wexner Center and Moms2B to develop Dads2B, a prenatal education program for fathers and support people of Moms2B. Dads2B helps men in high-risk communities by offering education and guidance on prenatal care, maternal needs, family structure and infant Health. I enjoy taking nature walks and watching Ohio State Football. I am the father of five children, three girls and two boys.


  • Director of Community Growth
    I started out with Moms2B as an intern for my Masters in Social Work and fell in love with our Moms and the community based feel of the program. Since then I have helped to grow the program from 2 sites to 8 in Columbus and am now working on bringing Moms2B to other communities in Ohio. I am passionate about creating a space where pregnant and parenting women can come together to support one another and build relationships. I was born and raised in Columbus and my husband and I have a beautiful daughter and a son on the way.


  • Nurse Educator and Certified Lactation Counselor
    Hi! I’m Leisa. I grew up in Columbus and graduated from the Ohio State College of Nursing. My passion is women and infant health. I have lots of experience working in labor and delivery along with postpartum. I have two little girls and we love to travel, especially to the beach. Spring is my favorite season because of my birthday and all the pretty flowers that bloom. Family time is the best time for me. I’m available to talk any time and I enjoy individual teaching moments.


  • Community Outreach Manager
    Hi! I’m Lisa (aka LBJ). A little bit about me: I prefer coffee over tea. Fun fact: I’m a morning person and a night owl. I don’t have any pets but I have a grand dog, he’s a Rottweiler named Boss!


  • Patient Navigator
    I am a Patient Navigator with the Dads2B Program. I joined the Dads2B team in December of 2019 and it has been an amazing experience. I am a huge basketball fan and lover of any show that comes on the Food Network. I have three children, an amazing wife and look forward to serving all of our present and future Dads2B dads.


  • Dietitian and Lactation Counselor
    Hi moms! I’m Lydia. I grew up in Tennessee, which is a lot warmer than Ohio. I don’t like winters here, but summer is my favorite season. I love to spend time with my husband, my daughter and friends (outdoors, if possible — when it’s warm!). I’m a good secret-keeper and a friend once described me as an incredibly genuine person. My favorite foods are pizza and tacos, and I usually eat those once a week.
Merriya Roper


  • Patient navigator
    Hi there! My name is Merriya, and I am a patient navigator here at Moms2B. Fun fact: I actually started off as a Public Health intern during my senior year at OSU, where I specialized in sociology. My passion is understanding ways to help people in the community feel more connected and supported to improve their lives – which is exactly what I do in my role as a patient navigator! I also really enjoy drawing, painting, baking and playing video games with my son and his father.
Olivia Smalls


  • Dietitian
    Hi, my name is Olivia and I'm one of the dietitians here at Moms2B! I'm a Columbus native and graduated from Ohio State, where I studied nutrition and ran on the Track & Field team. In my free time I love to cook (go figure!) and have a passion for travel and outdoor adventures. A few other things, I'm obsessed with babies, I'm terrified of spiders, and I enjoy skiing in the winter. Reach out anytime with questions about food or feeding baby!


  • Patient Navigator
    Hi everyone and welcome to Moms2B! My name is Riane. I’m passionate about the work I do. A little bit about myself: I consider myself an introvert. My favorite holiday is Christmas and my favorite season is fall. One of my favorite movies of all time is Mrs. Doubtfire. Thank you for taking the time to read. We’re excited to work with you!


  • Counselor/Social Worker
    I grew up out West, but have lived much of my life in Columbus. My husband and I have four children, two girls and two boys, who are now adults. Our youngest was born while we lived in Brazil for 6 years. I love getting time with my family, reading, art, a variety of music, nature and having my little house full of people. I have found that being a mom is both great and often very challenging and I love the opportunity to encourage moms as they parent their little ones.


  • Community Health Worker
    Moms2B supported me through one of the hardest and yet rewarding lifestyle changes ever. Being pregnant with my first child and being high risk brought on several unforeseen barriers. However with the support from Moms2B I was able to conquer those barriers and now I’m fortunate to reach back in and do the same for another mom. Layla, Devine and I are forever grateful for the education and love we received throughout pregnancy, Layla’s 1st birthday and now my career as community educator. What Moms2B means to me? Moms2B means LOVE. Unconditional LOVE.

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