Nested offers group in-person classes, online video classes & private virtual LIVE sessions. Please visit our Class Overview page for more info.

Nested LLC believes the health & safety of our clients, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance & is always our top priority and follow Nested’s COVID-19 protocols for in-person classes. We closely monitor & will adhere to public health guidelines to maintain best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Nested’s in-person classes may be cancelled and/or changed to a NEW location or date should the scheduled class location’s building not be open due to federal, state and/or local government agencies’ guidelines & requirements and/or the buildings’ policies & plans.

Our Instructors

The Nested educational team of instructors includes doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, labor and delivery nurses, midwives, doulas, and reproductive health nurses. You can be assured that by taking any of our Nested Bootcamp classes from our instructors who are medical experts the field of maternal and newborn health, you will receive the highest quality education focusing on the well-being of the entire family!

Nidhi Reva, MPH PA-C

Nidhi Reva, MPH PA-C

Founder & Managing Director, and Instructor

Nidhi Reva passion for working with underserved populations inspired Nested's mission of empowerment through education. Drawing upon more than 15 years of medical experience, public health advocacy and motherhood affords Nidhi with a unique skillset to help educate families in the DC area and beyond. She has been in private practice at Drs. Reiter, Hill, Johnson & Nevin since 2008.

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.

Prior to founding Nested LLC, she was a cofounder of Stork LLC Childbirth Education from 2015-2017. Working with Nested LLC allows for an opportunity to provide high quality childbirth and newborn care education, and help others who are underserved receive beneficial medical care. Nidhi volunteers overseas with Fibuspam Ecuador, through Project Nido, treating mainly women and children in rural communities.

Nidhi has two daughters, Seva and Leela, who keep her busy with fun art and cooking projects!

Dr. Kelsey Thrush

Dr. Kelsey Thrush

Instructor

Dr. Kelsey Thrush has used her skills and passion for medicine to serve others in many ways. She graduated from Juniata College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/Hispanic Cultures, and she received her D.O. from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014. Throughout her studies, she has traveled to Ecuador twice, providing assistance in building a public restroom in a small town, educating women on diabetes and exercise, and using osteopathic manipulation in rural clinics. Dr. Thrush completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Inspira Health Network in Vineland, NJ in 2018. Through all of her academic endeavors, she has mentored young students and residents. She is currently employed at Reiter, Hill, Johnson and Nevin where she loves meeting and educating soon-to-be parents and caring for women through all stages of life.

 

Jessica Campbell, BS, BSN, WHNP-BC

Jessica Campbell, BS, BSN, WHNP-BC

Instructor

Jessica Campbell’s passion for healthcare began during her undergraduate education in 2004 at Radford University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minored in Sociology. This laid the groundwork for understanding how socialization plays an integral role in providing and receiving healthcare, as well as the need for compassion in counseling and
education.

In 2010, after working in various aspects of women’s healthcare, Jessica completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Miami. She then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in Women’s Health. The practical experience, first as a medical assistant, then as a registered nurse, and currently as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, affords Jessica a strong medical knowledge base and has shaped her holistic approach to patient care.

Over the last several years she focused on providing OB/GYN care to refugees and the underserved in the city of Baltimore. However, she considers being a mother and raising her son Remi to be her greatest achievement.

Jessica recently moved back home to the DC area and is joining the practice of Reiter, Hill, Johnson, and Nevin as a Nurse Practitioner in July. She is thrilled to become a part of our Nested family and have the opportunity to educate couples during this exciting part of their life’s journey.

 

Kayla Magee, BSN, RN, C-EFM

Kayla Magee, BSN, RN, C-EFM

Instructor

After receiving a B.A. in Theatre from The George Washington University, Kayla worked as a performing artist, honing a passion for collaboration and community. She gave birth to her first child in 2012, and was on the receiving end of compassionate, evidence-based birth care. This experience prompted a journey of self-reinvention that would lead her to a career in nursing. For four years, Kayla practiced as a DONA-trained Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula. She coupled her repertoire of holistic practices with clinical training as a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT-B). In 2017, Kayla graduated with honors from The George Washington University School of Nursing. She currently works as a Labor & Delivery Nurse at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As a mother of two, it brings Kayla immense joy to share knowledge, compassion, laughs, fears, and everything in between with parents-to-be!
Courtney McRae, RNC-OB, BSN, MS

Courtney McRae, RNC-OB, BSN, MS

Instructor

Courtney has spent the majority of her nursing career focusing on women’s health. She graduated from Bowie State University and went on provide care at many DC area hospitals. She has medical-surgical, telemetry, high risk perinatal, labor and postpartum experience. While working outpatient, she provided women prenatal care, assisted with wellness exams and served as a childbirth educator at Kaiser Permanente. As a Centering Pregnancy facilitator, she is passionate about empowering clients to make educated and informed decisions about their health. Courtney went on to achieve her Master’s in Health Education and certification in Inpatient Obstetrics. She currently works in labor and delivery. Courtney is a loving mom to two children. In her spare time she loves to travel. Courtney looks forward to supporting future Nested parents with their birth experiences.
Dr. Tsion Ketema

Dr. Tsion Ketema

Instructor

Dr. Ketema obtained her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2002. After college, she taught high school biology in Ethiopia and then returned to New York City to research the effects of trauma and PTSD in law enforcement personnel after 9/11. She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2011 and completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2015 at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Ketema’s professional interests include minimally invasive surgery, holistic medicine and transgender health care. She has admitting privileges at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Caitlin Grove, RN, BSN

Caitlin Grove, RN, BSN

Instructor

Caitlin has spent the majority of her nursing career in women’s health. She has postpartum, newborn care, high risk perinatal experience and is a certified lactation specialist. Caitlin has spent the last seven years at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. Teaching is one of Caitlin’s favorite parts of taking care of new families, and she is so excited to be a part of the Nested team!

Caitlin and her husband have two children, Hadley and Griffin. In their free time you can find them at the baseball or softball fields, or, if they’re lucky, at the beach.

Katie Blanchette, NP, IBCLC

Katie Blanchette, NP, IBCLC

Instructor

Katie received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University in 1999. After several years of working as a registered nurse in women’s health, Katie became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a childbirth educator in 2009. She has worked as a nurse in mother/baby, maternal fetal medicine, and ob/gyn practices. Katie received a master’s degree in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in 2016.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband and daughter. Katie has been with Reiter, Hill + Johnson since 2017.