It’s long been said that motherhood doesn’t come with a manual but we thought, why not?

Motherly was born to send expert ideas and mom-to-mom inspiration to women exactly when they need it. Because an uplifting online community full of expert tricks-of-the-trade and inspiring stories were exactly what we were missing the first time we became moms.

Our personalized, week-by-week guides know exactly where you are in the journey because we’ve been there too. Awful morning sickness? BEEN THERE. Diaper blowout on an airplane? DONE IT (hand over the wipes). Managing a demanding job and a growing family and an awesome workout routine? HONESTY TIME: WE’RE WORKING ON IT.

Founded by a journalist and an entrepreneur who have 6 young kids between them (pass the coffee), Motherly is always looking for new ways to make mothers’ lives better.

We’re just getting started. Join us.

Our Team


Jill Koziol
Jill KoziolCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Liz Tenety
Liz TenetyCo-Founder & Contributor


Erin LemVP, Content Strategy and Operations
Shannon Vestal
Shannon VestalEditorial Director
Jessica Waller
Jessica WallerHealth + Wellness Senior Editor
Anne-Marie GambelinScience + Research Editor
Hayli CraigEditorial Operations Coordinator
Sara Goldstein
Sara GoldsteinShop Editor
Cassandra Stone
Casandra StoneStaff Writer

Emerging Business + Operations

Julie Tozier
Julie TozierVP of Emerging Business + Brand Strategy
Anne HillProduct Development Coordinator
Tonika StarksDirector of People Operations
Jianmei NiVP of Finance and Operations
Malini Ramdut
Malini RamdutFinance + Accounting Manager


amanda maguire
Amanda MaguireDirector of Client Services
Kelly Haire
Kelly Haire Senior Sales Marketing Manager
Leigh W
Leigh WeinbergClient Services Manager
Oriana FernandezSr. Graphic Designer

Media Sales

Andrea SextonDirector of Business Development
Allie Litwak
Allie LitwakDirector of Business Development


Carla Hawkes
Carla HawkesInterim Head of Growth
Jordan Strohl
Jordan StrohlSocial Media Director
Amanda Heary
Amanda HearyVideo Producer
DeNea HynesEmail Strategist
Erin Chen
Erin ChenSocial Media Audience Strategist
Zeke Golvin
Zeke GolvinData Analytics Manager


Sarah Bjorkman, MD
Sarah Bjorkman, MDOB/GYN

Sarah Bjorkman, MD is Motherly’s Medical Advisor and an OB/GYN with expertise in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Kiarra King
Kiarra King, MDOB/GYN

Kiarra King,MD is a board certified obstetrician gynecologist who is passionate about women’s health, self-advocacy and improving maternal health outcomes in the United States.

Mark Leondires
Mark P. Leondires, MDOB/GYN, Reproductive Endocrinologist

Mark Leondires is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and has extensive expertise in helping the LGBTQ+ community achieve their family dreams.

Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC
Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLCRegistered Dietitian Nutritionist

Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Board Certified Lactation Consultant.

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC
Sharen Medrano, IBCLCInternational Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Wellness Coach living in New York.

Diana Spalding, MSN CNM
Diana Spalding, MSN, CNMCertified Nurse-Midwife

Diana Spalding, MSN, CNM is Motherly's Maternal Health Advisor. She is a certified nurse-midwife, pediatric nurse, and wrote The Motherly Guide to Becoming Mama.

Rachel Gorton
Rachel GortonCertified Sleep Specialist

Rachel Gorton is the Motherly Sleep Expert, a certified infant and Toddler Sleep Specialist and Motherly's Sales Partnerships Manager.

Jessica Waller
Jessica D’Argenio Waller, MS, CNS, LDN

Jessica D’Argenio Waller is Motherly’s Health + Wellness Senior Editor. She is a board-certified holistic nutritionist and herbalist, with a focus on women’s health.

Our Board + Advisors

Jill KoziolBoard of Directors
Co-founder + CEO at Motherly

Diana Spalding, MSN CNM
Liz TenetyBoard of Directors
Co-founder, Motherly

Ashley BehnckeBoard of Directors
Head of Commercial Programs at Apple

David Butler
David ButlerBoard of Directors
Chief Growth Officer, Kids2; Co-founder, BE Curious Partners; Co-founder, Hello Einstein Studios

Kimmy Scotti
Kimmi ScottiBoard of Directors
Partner, 8VC & Founder/CEO, Monthly Gift

Charlie Cole
Charlie ColeE-Commerce Advisor
Chief Executive Officer at FTD

Marcos Blanco
Marcos BlancoFinance Advisor
CFO | Hands-on Financial Strategist & Operator

Sarah Bjorkman
Sara BjorkmanMedical Advisor
Director of Project Management, School of Medicine at Stanford University

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