Alexandra L. Spitz

Founder and Parent Educator

• Certified Parent Educator
• Certified Infant Care Specialist
• Certified Happiest Baby Educator
• Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator
• Mom of two!

After having my first son in early 2011, I instantly became obsessed with everything baby! I joined a Mommy and Me group in Los Angeles where I met 11 other amazing women whose babies were born within weeks of my son. I had no idea the positive impact this group would have on all of us nor did I ever think that the women would become some of my best friends. I didn’t know it at the time, but this group would change my life.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles where I received a BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. I went on to be the Director of Operations of a real estate law firm and real estate development company in Los Angeles for over 10 years. After my son was born, I pursued my passion in child development and became a Certified Parent Educator and a Certified Newborn/Infant Care Specialist. As he entered the “terrible two’s” I found myself drawn to the Positive Discipline curriculum and have since become a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator through the Positive Discipline Association. I am now mom to two beautiful boys who enrich my life and have made me a better person and educator.

In early 2012, my husband was relocated to Orange County for work. The move happened suddenly which gave me the unexpected opportunity to move on to the next chapter in my life. Though I wasn’t sure what would come next, I was excited to experience the new journey. While searching for groups to join with my son during our transitional period, I researched and discovered many groups which offered activities for children, but wasn’t able to find supportive and educational groups for the moms, similar to the one I had belonged to. So it became clear what my next chapter would be. I combined my passion of bringing people together with my love of being a mom to create this program so that other moms could have the same life-changing experience that I had. And so I “gave birth” to a labor of love…
OC Mommy and Me

Our Team

Katrina A. F. Cameron

Program Manager



Katrina is a mom to one fun little girl! Though she and her family relocated to the Pacific Northwest in 2016, she is a Southern California girl at heart with the best things in her life having happened in Orange County. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton with two BAs in Anthropology and Women's Studies. She worked as a preschool teacher's assistant, an executive assistant, a marketing account manager, and worn many hats in the nonprofit world. She clearly thrives on organization, community, connection, and a deep purpose. OC Mommy and Me has not only played an integral part in her own journey through first-time motherhood since late 2014, it has allowed her to put her skills and strengths to good use! She hopes every mom gets the love and appreciation they deserve, as well as the opportunity to be surrounded by the supportive mommy tribe at OC Mommy and Me.

Nicole Hollins

Instructor

Early Childhood Development Expert

Nicole Hollins is an OC Mommy and Me alum and one of our group facilitators. Nicole’s experience in early childhood development started at a very young age. She spent the majority of her teenage years and early 20’s working with her mother at her developmental preschool on the East Coast. She graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Business, but spent a majority of her time studying as a Family and Consumer Science major. She has experience in child development, family theories and meal management to name a few. She also has extensive experience as a nanny for several different families with children of various ages. She enjoys getting to know new moms and sharing her experiences and knowledge. She lives in Irvine with her husband, Steven and daughter, Charlotte.

Britton Lunde

Instructor

Childbirth & Parent Educator

Britton Lunde, B.A., CCE, CPE, is one of our amazing group facilitators. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Social Science with an emphasis in Child Development from UC Irvine.  She received her Childbirth Educator Certification and Postnatal Educator Certification through International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) and is a certified Kindersign Instructor. She has 12 years experience teaching Early Childhood, Kindergarten, Childbirth, Parenting and Postnatal classes. Her passion is to reach out to all new mothers and families and empower them to be the best parents they can be. She continues to support mothers and families with  her fun, informative and helpful classes/workshops throughout Orange County. Britton is a proud mother of three daughters and can relate to all the challenges that motherhood brings.

Joanna Martindale

Instructor

MFT, BCBA & Sleep Coach

Joanna Martindale is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Maternity and Child Sleep Coach.  Joanna began working with children with Autism while studying at the Claremont Colleges, where she learned how to implement Applied Behavior Analysis with children with Autism.  She continued working in this field while obtaining her MA in Clinical Psychology (MFT) from Pepperdine University and eventually became a Supervisor in her field.  Joanna has now founded her own company, All Things Behavior, to pursue her passion for helping families get a full night’s sleep and practice positive behavior strategies during their parenting journey.  Joanna does not conform to any one method of sleep or behavioral training, but rather meets with families to determine what strategies will work best for them. In addition to all of the above, Joanna is a Certified Happiest Baby on the Block Educator and is CPR Certified. www.allthingsbehavior.org

Our Doctors

Dr. Steven Abelowitz

Pediatrician & Founder of Coastal Kids Pediatrics

Dr. Sandra Pertz

Pediatrician

Dr. Jeffrey Illeck

OB/GYN

Sonya Rasminsky

Psychiatrist, Women's Mental Health

Dr. Barry Steinmetz

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Geoffrey Hersch, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Meredith Hansen

PsyD

Lauren Messelbeck

MS, LAc

Our Specialists

Danielle Gauss

Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Shira Kfir

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Heather Irvine

Infant Consultant & Pediatric Sleep Coach

Whitney Sippl

Women's Health Physical Therapist

Katie Donnelly

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Hayley Goldberg

LMFT & Parent Coach

Tiffany Mansfield

Nanny Placement Agency

Dede Soto

Estate Planning Attorney

Lisa Pierson Weinberger

Employment Lawyer

Janice Dada

Registered Dietician

Donna Ford

Postpartum Doula Services

Nasira Burkholder-Cooley

DrPH, RD, CPT