My name is Susy Caracas and I am a single mother of two young adults and a resident of Orange County.
For the last 15 years, I have served as a Nanny, Postpartum Doula, and Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist. I am a CACHE certified NCS, and I am currently working on my Lactation Educator Certification.
I achieved my Bachelor's Degree in Communications with a specialty in Public Relations and served as a Spanish teacher at the high school level in Mexico for 3 years.
For the last year, I have served as the US Nanny Association's Director for the Hispanic Community where among many volunteer activities I have the responsibility of organizing the Annual Conference for Parents and Nannies in Spanish in 2020.
I am the creator of the Nannies Hispanas Facebook group.
I am also one of the founders and Chief Experience Officer of the Nanny Sitter Education Fund, a non-profit organization that awards educational scholarships to anyone dedicated to child care and interested in continuing their education.
And last but not least, I am a Postpartum Doula Volunteer at Joy in Birth Foundation, where I give physical and emotional support to all the mothers whom do not possess the financial resources, but as new mother also deserves support in the first few days after giving birth.
Due to all my experiences, I know first-hand the need in our Hispanic community to bring have an NCS course in our native language, and I know that this will open many doors for our community, and bring about a higher level of care and knowledge to our clients and babies.
My name is Kelly Denisse Rodas. I was born in the city of Los Angeles, California, but my life has been spent between LA and Guatemala, which is where my parents are from.
I have been happily married for 5 years and we currently reside in the city of Los Angeles.
I am Nanny, Postpartum Doula, and Certified Advanced Newborn Care Specialist. I am a CACHE certified NCS, and I am currently working on my Lactation Educator Certification. I have achieved all of this during the past 11 years in the chid care industry.
For a time while in Guatemala, I worked as a secondary level teacher.
I have always been involved in supporting the community locally, but for about a year I have volunteering with the US Nanny Association as a promoter for the Hispanic Community and as an assistant volunteer in producing material for different social networks.
I am one of the administrators of the Facebook group “Nannies Hispanas,” which has approximately 500 group members. The mission of the group is to empower and bring about information and resources so that they too can continue with their education, their personal and professional goals, and be a part of an environment that is respectful, and make lasting friendships.
It is because of all this, that I am passionate about bringing to life an evidence-based course that meets the standards required to be a Newborn Care Specialist training course in Spanish, and that is approved and validated by the NCSA. Seeing that there were no courses in our native language, and seeing that there is a great need and desire for the course, “Cuidando Angeles NCS Training” was born.