Meet Romio Parenting Expert: Manon Chevallerau
We couldn't be happier to kick off our first Romio Expert profile with Parenting Expert extraordinaire, Manon Chevallerau! One of the very first Romio Experts to come aboard, Manon is a valuable asset to the Romio family. Her network of recommendations will ensure that parents and parents-to-be are in the very best hands and ready for their exciting parenting journeys ahead.
"I am thrilled to be an Expert on the Romio app. The positive energy is uplifting for everyone who comes on board," says Manon. "As a New York City resident for 26 years, a natural networker and 'connector', I am so excited about Tarik Sansal’s concept. What a brilliant, modern way to bring trust back into the local referral system."
Founder of New Parents Journey, Manon has practiced being a Postpartum Doula for more than 18 years and provides guidance, support and a wealth of resources for pregnant and new parents in New York City.
Manon studied at the Art Academy in Amsterdam. Her experience in Design, Interior and Fashion have given her unique ability to think outside of the box and develop creative and innovative solutions in life. Her leadership and organizational skills have been finely honed through fundraising for several nonprofit organizations. Her personable nature, wisdom and inspirational strength as a single mother paired with her Dutch background have made her an exceptional and passionate leader in the Parenting field.
She was the pioneer of the first Parenting Support network within the downtown Manhattan community, which led to additional neighborhood support collectives throughout the city. In 2007, she designed unique work / life workshops customized for forward-looking corporations, bringing an integrated approach that embraced various philosophies.
Manon was inspired to become a consultant following the natural births of her own children – one of them a home birth in her hometown of Amsterdam, Netherlands; the other at the Elisabeth Seton Child Bearing Center in New York City. These experiences allowed her to recognize her innate ability to use her maternal insights to support parents in their new Parenting journeys.