Partner Providers

Partner Providers

Michelle Heck, BSN for Nurse Family Partnership

Michelle Heck

Michelle Heck is a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor with Nurse Family Partnership. Nurse-Family Partnership helps first-time moms prepare for the birth of their child and gives them the support they need to achieve their heart’s desire. Nurse-Family Partnership is a free, voluntary program that partners first-time moms with nurses. When you enroll in the program, a trained nurse will visit you in your home until your baby turns two years old. If you have questions, your nurse will help answer them. Your nurse helps you have a healthy pregnancy, gives you coaching on child development and empowers you to pursue your dreams. Your nurse will always be there for you, so you can be there for your baby!

Shirley Hammond, MA facilitator for Parenting with Love and Logic

Shirley Hammond

Josefina Estrada, Pueblo Catholic Charities SafeCare and Bright Beginnings programs


Josefina Estrada currently works for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo, and is carrying out the services of the home visiting program called SafeCare Colorado in Trinidad and Walsenburg.
In the past Josefina has dedicated herself to raising her children, working, volunteering, and completing a degree. She has been a longtime advocate for causes such as Special Education, violence against women, literacy, and public television. Currently she enjoys volunteering for the library by hosting the Spanish Club. Josefina is a firm believer in building and improving the community she lives in.
Josefina is passionate about raising awareness in every aspect of life, and an about helping others recognize and change cycles, which may be detrimental to society, regardless of one’s background. Josefina is dedicated to helping individuals to learn, improve, and change their life in meaningful ways, including her own.

Ivory Raye, ND with Raye Naturopathic LLC

Michelle Heck

Ivory Raye, ND is a Board Certified and Registered Naturopathic Doctor in the State of Colorado. She understands that addressing the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of a patient can lead to a deeper level of healing and health.
Dr. Ivory practices Naturopathic Medicine, using natural, non-toxic methods to treat and prevent illness. Her training and treatment incorporates evidence based medicine, natural healing modalities, and whole person health care. Dr. Ivory combines lab results with patient interaction and a comprehensive history in order to understand the whole person. Recognizing that each patient is unique, she creates customized treatment plans to address the individual’s health goals and healing needs.
Dr. Ivory is also a part of the Mt. Carmel Community and Wellness Team, where she helps coordinate and facilitate community, health, and wellness programs. She is passionate about community education and healthy living. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, dancing, reading, and nature.