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Meet Ocean Perinatal

Actress Emily Perkins once said, “The first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language.”

We see, and we care! We know that pregnancy can be hard, even when it’s normal. Birth is hard. New and experienced motherhood is very, very hard. And it takes a village. We thank you for choosing us to be a part of your village.

We believe that informed decision making between a mom and her care team is vital to her health and crucial to the best possible birth outcomes. We are by your side, paddling out with you into that wave of motherhood.

Our commitment to you

At Ocean Perinatal, you’re treated as an individual, and your care team is valued and respected. Our office is a welcoming and safe environment. This focus on service and informed consent sets us apart in the sea of choices for perinatal care during pregnancy.

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Our Team.

Dr. Kathryn Sharma, founder and perinatologist

Dr. Kathryn Sharma has a bachelors in History from University of California at Berkeley. She completed medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia, residency at LAC+USC Medical Center, and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is double board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, also known as perinatology. Alongside patients’ primary obstetric providers, she co-manages both low- and high-risk pregnancies to optimize care and outcomes for the mother, her baby, and her team. 

Born and raised in sunny coastal California, she’s a married mom of three who has called Ventura home since 2016. She is also “mom” to one fur baby, a turtle and (at last count) 15 chickens. When not helping care for pregnant women, she enjoys running, yoga, hiking, crafts, and audiobooks.

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Kelly Keeter, patient experience representative

Kelly is a wife and also a mom of two boys. She loves working in a perinatal office and going through the journey of motherhood with our patients. Personally understanding the struggles that can occur with pregnancies, she loves welcoming our patients with a bright, smiling face. 

When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time in the sunshine with her family and Bernese mountain dog Rubi. She also loves hiking and paddleboarding.

Alexis Coleman, practice director

Alexis is a mother of three young children. She is a proud graduate of California Lutheran University with a master’s degree in business administration. She has 10+ years of leadership experience helping teams achieve quality while prioritizing empathy and care. 

She is excited to bring her experience to Ocean Perinatal, as she finds joy in helping others and working with a team for a purpose. In her free time, she loves to hike, read and volunteer with AYSO soccer and PTSA nonprofit organizations.

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Bre Goodner, patient experience representative

Bre is a Ventura native, a wife, and a mom of three boys. She would describe motherhood as three things.. joyful, beautiful and humorous. Whether it's a first or last pregnancy, she loves working with patients in all stages of motherhood.

 

Bre is currently completing her nursing training. Outside of work, she loves seeing live music, playing softball and volleyball. She also enjoys going to National Parks to collect badges with her sons, hiking and fishing.

Kimberly Denitz, patient experience representative

Kimberly is a Southern California native, partner to Mike, and mother to two young adults and an 8 1/2 year old, whom she homeschools. She has dedicated the last 8 years of her life to supporting women and families through birth and postpartum, so stepping into the role of patient care with Ocean Perinatal felt like a seamless transition, and an exciting new adventure.

 

With a varied background in both health care and mental health, Kimberly's dedication to serving the community is unwavering. When she's not working, she tends to hide in her car listening to a podcast while eating alone (mom life), and running trails, skiing slopes, sitting atop mountains, and swimming in the ocean at sunset.

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