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 & Chief Digital Officer


Erin LemVP, Content Strategy and Operations
Shannon Vestal
Shannon VestalMotherly Collective Director
Stefania Sainato
Stefania SainatoContent Operations Director
Anne-Marie GambelinScience + Research Editor
Ellen SchmidtStaff Writer
Hayli CraigEditorial Operations Coordinator
Jamie Orsini
Jamie Orsini Assistant News Editor
Sara Goldstein
Sara GoldsteinCommerce Editor
Cassandra Stone
Casandra StoneStaff Writer
Beau Brink
Beau BrinkAssistant Editor
Haley Tardy
Haley TardySocial Media Content Manager
Lindsey StewartPhotography Editor


Julie Tozier
Julie TozierVP of Commerce + Marketing
Isabella Spitz
Isabella SpitzDirector of Commerce + Merchandising
Anne HillProduct Development Coordinator
Kenya MurrayCustomer Care Specialist
Ukeme Emem
Ukeme EmemSupervising Producer
Duce WilliamsVideo Editor
Juli WilliamsVideo Editor


Lynn Egan
Lynn EganGeneral Manager of Media Sales + Operations
amanda maguire
Amanda MaguireSenior Client Services Manager
Elizabeth ClearySenior Sales Marketing Manager
Andrea SextonBusiness Development Director
Kelly Haire
Kelly Haire Senior Sales Marketing Manager
Kelvin Sawyer
Kelvin SawyerDigital Ads Operations Manager
Lee WalkerClient Services Manager
Leigh W
Leigh WeinbergClient Services Manager

Media Sales

Brittney Nespola
Britney NespolaDirector of Business Development
Andrea SextonBusiness Development Director
Angie Prendergast
Angie PrendergastDirector of Business Development
Allie Litwak
Allie LitwakDirector of Business Development


Don ZinzellExecutive Creative Director
Jacqueline Munro TappCreative Director of Video
Amanda Heary
Amanda HearyVideo Producer
DeNea HynesEmail Strategist
Erin Chen
Erin ChenSocial Media Audience Strategist
Nina Marrero-PagesDesign Director


Jianmei NiVP of Finance and Operations
Tonika StarksDirector of People Operations
Brittany PettitOperations Manager
Kayla SmithProduct 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.

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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