Our Instructors

Nidhi Reva

Nidhi Reva

Founder, MPH, PA-C

Nidhi Reva passion for working with underserved populations inspired Nested's mission of empowerment through education.  Nidhi graduated from Michigan State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She completed her Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from Emory University with an emphasis on underserved populations in 2001. Nidhi graduated with her Master of Medical Science at Emory University School of Medicine from their Physician Assistant Program in 2003 and started her career working at an Immigrant and Refugee clinic. Since then Nidhi is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Physician Assistant Program and on faculty at Emory University. She has been in private practice at Drs. Reiter, Hill, Johnson & Nevin since 2008. During this time Nidhi works annually with Emory's Migrant Farmworker Project in South Georgia helping students care for farmers and their families. With her interested working with the underserved, Nidhi volunteers oversees with Fibuspam Ecuador treating mainly women and children in rural communities. She was a cofounder of Stork LLC Childbirth Education. Working with Nested LLC allows for an opportunity to provide high quality childbirth education while helping others who are underserved receive beneficial medical care. Nidhi has two daughters, Seva and Leela, who keep her busy with fun art and cooking projects!

Heather Ross

Heather Ross

Program Development Manager, MD

Heather Ross has a doctorate in healthcare with 10 years of combined experience in pediatrics and obstetrics. Her passion for teaching began when she was a supervising resident during her medical training in pediatrics. It was at the University of Rochester in New York, where Heather practiced the very “Biopsychosocial” model of medicine, that was founded there. She continued to expand her practice of teaching, working as adjunct faculty at a local University in the DC Metro Area. From there, she wanted to increase her knowledge and patient care of women’s health, so began working for Drs. Reiter, Hill, Johnson, and Nevin. In this position, she has increased screening and awareness of women’s mental health, particularly perinatal mood disorders. Heather went on to expand her passion, through both continuing medical education and experience, to increase awareness of perinatal mood disorders in partners. Heather was featured in the December 2016 issue of Washington Parent magazine, where she was interviewed about postpartum mood disorders in men. Most recently, she developed the class, “Nest Steps,” which is currently being offered through Nested. Through this class, she hopes to empower parents to become active participants in their overall health through education and practice. By intervening at this early phase, she ultimately hopes to foster the development of healthy children and families.

Dr. Marti Bornstein

Dr. Marti Bornstein

Instructor

Dr. Marti Bornstein’s education and career path bring together a variety of interests and expertise. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University, she became a research organic chemist for Bristol Myers working in the field of Anti-Tumoral Chemistry. She then obtained her teaching credentials and taught Earth Science, Biology, and Physics in public high school, and eventually earned a Masters degree in Science Education, also from Syracuse University. In 1992 she decided to fulfill her life-long dream to be a doctor and entered medical school at Upstate Medical University in New York. In 2000, she completed her residency training in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Rochester. Choosing the speciality of Obstetrics and Gynecology was directly linked to her own medical experiences as a patient-none of which were pleasant-endometriosis, infertility, and a pregnancy loss. These challenges gave her a unique understanding of the patients’ perspective and as well as the necessary compassion to make her an outstanding physician. Before retiring due to a disability, she had delivered more than one thousand babies!

Working as a scientist, teacher, and physician makes Marti uniquely qualified to be a Nested Instructor. Her passion is to educate others – high school and medical school students, OB/GYN residentsresidents, and especially parents. Her commitment to helping women and future parents empower themselves and make healthy and informed care management decisions is her goal. The love of her craft, her zeal for patient empowerment through knowledge, and her outgoing, caring and compassionate personality are all evident in her role as a Nested Instructor. Being a recipient of scholarships and grants for all of her degrees, she feels that giving back to the community by educating others is just another way to “pay it forward.”

Rachel Radcliffe, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC

Rachel Radcliffe, MS, OTR/L, IBCLC

Instructor

Rachel is both an Occupational Therapist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has worked in neonatal intensive care units, out-patient clinics, and other inpatient units in the hospital setting, since 2007. Rachel works for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C. as an Occupational Therapist with a special interest and focus on oral feeding assessments and interventions with families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and beyond. Rachel also works for Metropolitan Breastfeeding as Lactation Consultant, providing support to families in the DC Metropolitan area.

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