Who We Are

Pregnancy Loss Support Program Staff and Volunteers Here To Help You

Okwuchi Tracey Onyeuche, NCJW NY Director of Community Programs

Okwuchi (she/her/her), also addressed as Tracey, oversees the Programs Team and NCJW NY’s community programs, including the Pregnancy Loss Support Program. As a Bronx native, Tracey comes to NCJW NY with over 8 years’ experience doing community work. Tracey began her career in 2012 as an Intern/Program Assistant at New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program. She then transitioned into the Maternal Child Health sector, where she worked to reduce infant mortality rates in Harlem by promoting women’s health and healthy babies. She continued her work in various community-based organizations offering youth development and family support programs , which led to her most recent role as a Community School Director at a DOE Public School in Harlem. Tracey received her B.S from SUNY College at Old Westbury and her Master’s in Public Health from the CUNY School of Public Health at Lehman College.

Nancy Berlow, LCSW, Consultant and Social Work Clinical Supervisor

Nancy, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has been a consultant for the Pregnancy Loss Support Program since 2011. In this capacity, she trains and supervises the volunteer counselors who provide ongoing care for Pregnancy Loss Support Program’s bereaved clients. In addition, Nancy teaches in-service hospital programs on perinatal loss for both medical professionals and bereaved parents and speaks at national conferences and educational forums. Prior to working in the field of reproductive health and perinatal loss, Nancy specialized in geriatric social work, which gave her a unique perspective on guiding people of all ages and circumstances through the grief process. She maintains a private practice counseling patients who have suffered perinatal losses and other bereavement issues. Nancy received her BA degree from Brandeis University and earned her master’s degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Renée Septimus, Pregnancy Loss Support Program Intake Coordinator

Renée's connection to Pregnancy Loss Support Program started with her own experience of miscarriage. Prior to joining the Pregnancy Loss Support Program team, she worked as a social worker, most recently at the 92nd Street Y in New York. She is grateful to be able to "pay it forward"- helping others with pregnancy loss as she herself was helped. Renée is also a mother and grandmother.

The Pregnancy Loss Support Program Advisory Board

The Pregnancy Loss Support Program Board of Advisors is a group of Pregnancy Loss Support Program alumni and volunteers who work in partnership with the staff to create policies and procedures that reflect the needs of those who come to the Pregnancy Loss Support Program for support.