FBWC Support Staff
Andie was born and raised here in Flagstaff. Her childhood home is right around the corner from the Birth Center! She is an alumna from Coconino High School and NAU. Andie spends her time outside of the Birth Center with her husband and their black lab. She loves living in Flagstaff and having the opportunity to help growing families in her mountain town.
Alicia Gomez is a a Nationally certified and Arizona state Certified paramedic. She’s also completed coursework in advanced cardiac care. While completing her paramedic education at Glendale Community College, she found a passion for working in women’s health. Alicia was drawn to family-oriented practice that involves being a part of every step of the journey. She was born and raised in Arizona. Alicia enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors. She has been to 6 countries all around the world and plans to add more. She also enjoys painting, reading, and spending time with her 2 dogs.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Marilyn grew up in Utah and has always been passionate about women's equality and reproductive health. After receiving her associates degree from Southern Utah University, she put her two passions together and spent a year working in Guatemala helping empower women in various Maya communities. Shortly after, she married her husband Victor and moved to Flagstaff, Arizona. Marilyn recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Anthropology and a Minor in Women and Gender Studies. Since becoming a certified yoga instructor at age 17, she has worked to share the healing modality with a wide variety of communities. Marilyn has offered weekly prenatal yoga classes in the FBWC loft since May of 2019. Marilyn loves working to spread the influence of FBWC throughout the Flagstaff community, as it truly makes a difference in people's lives! In her spare time, Marilyn loves to trail run with her husband, mountain bike, ski, and paint.
Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Decker, DC, CACCP
Betsy is a chiropractor with specialized training in prenatal, postpartum and pediatrics. She joins Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center after having spent 13 years practicing in Boulder, CO and 5 years in Sitka, AK.
Betsy’s path to becoming a prenatal/pediatric chiropractor began when her sister experienced benefits from chiropractic care during her first pregnancy. Betsy attended all 3 of her sister’s births both as a sister and as a doula. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology from SUNY Geneseo, she attended New York Chiropractic College and graduated with honors in 2000.
While practicing in Boulder, CO she received specialized post-graduate training and certification in prenatal, postpartum and pediatric care (CACCP) from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. This extensive training included specialized care and safe, gentle techniques for treating children, from newborns to teenagers. The prenatal training included techniques to help prepare the pelvis for labor and delivery, the Webster Technique, and the care of specific conditions or discomforts that can occur during pregnancy and post-partum. She also contributed research data that was published on the topic of the safety and efficacy of prenatal chiropractic care. She became trained as a doula and donated her time with a shelter for pregnant women, providing chiropractic care and doula support.
In 2018, Betsy’s husband's career as a National Park Ranger, moved them from Sitka, Alaska to Flagstaff, Arizona. They love the outdoor lifestyle and have enjoyed exploring all the surrounding beautiful places.
Betsy is excited to join Flagstaff Birth and Women’s Center’s team to provide collaborative wellness care to support families as they welcome their new addition.
Betsy can be reached directly for an appointment at 928-380-9789
Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist
Tally Thomas, L.Ac, M.Ac.O.M, LMT
Tally Thomas, L.Ac is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona, a diplomate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture, and is certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist. She is also a certified massage therapist, yoga teacher, and herbalist.
After years of experience working as a massage therapist, Tally moved to Flagstaff, AZ to complete her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Asian Studies. One year of her undergraduate studies was spent abroad in Beijing, China. Her academic focus was Chinese language, but she embraced the opportunity and immersed herself into the wisdom and beauty of Traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduating from Northern Arizona University she continued her studies and earned her Master’s degree at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland Oregon in 2012.
Tally practices a holistic approach to treat the underlying cause of disease and imbalance, not just the symptoms of discomfort. Patient empowerment is a vital part along the road to health and well being. Her clinical focus is women’s health including: fertility support, common pregnancy discomfort, labor support, post partum care, general women's health, and menopause support. In addition to women’s health, Tally is skilled in treating a variety of complaints and conditions including: pain management, digestive disorders, mental/emotional support, autoimmune disorders, and insomnia. Although she is a trained Chinese herbalist, she has had the privilege to work in a Western herbal apothecary at Winter Sun Trading Company. She often sends patients to Winter Sun for herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements.
Tally can be contacted directly to set up an appointment.