Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness is a premier pregnancy and parenting wellness center focused on providing the resources and supportive community parents need to become empowered in the process of growing their family.
Our baby was born on March 1, 2014, when Acelleron Medical Products, your premier breast pump provider, acquired Maternal Health & Fitness to form Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness. This new division of Acelleron will allow both companies to offer a wider array of services to their clients with a vision of providing a full range of resources for pregnant women and families.
Suzanne Vecchi – Director of Maternal Wellness
Acelleron hired Suzanne “Suzy” Vecchi, former owner of Maternal Health & Fitness, as Director of Maternal Wellness. In this role, Suzy oversees the maternal wellness operations of Acelleron in North Andover. Suzy is an experienced business owner and operations manager, certified HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Childbirth Educator, and certified group fitness and yoga instructor. Suzy currently serves as a board member for Woodhouse Academy, a private day school in Connecticut, and prior to owning her own business, Suzy had 11 years of experience in financial services and regulatory administration for top mutual fund companies. She is a graduate of Babson College.
As a mother of three, Suzy understands the challenges that the transition into parenthood can bring. She has an unyielding passion to help women navigate their path into parenthood by balancing the physical, emotional and educational facets in preparation for the arrival of their baby. Suzy strives to foster an environment of community and support among women and families so that each family feels they have the resources to achieve success in parenthood!
Megan O’Neill – Director of Marketing
Megan O’Neill, CLC, started working at Acelleron Medical Products in 2013 as a Product Specialist. Megan had been a three-year client of Maternal Health & Fitness and would often daydream with Suzy about the many opportunities they hoped to offer women and families in the future. After joining the Acelleron Medical Products team and learning the ropes, Megan quickly saw the huge potential Acelleron had. Megan is very excited to be a part of this new adventure, combining Acelleron Medical Products with Maternal Health & Fitness in order to make Megan and Suzy’s daydreams a reality.
Megan has always held a strong passion for women’s health, especially during pregnancy, childbirth and lactation. Megan received her Certification in Lactation Counseling and is certified by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Procedure. She is also a CAPPA-trained Childbirth Educator. Megan has worked in parenting support and education for the last nine years, and is very excited to help guide and encourage new families during this exciting time. She is a graduate of Merrimack College.
Megan is the mom of two little boys, Declan and Brian. She has three-plus years of breastfeeding experience. Megan understands the intricacies of breastfeeding, bottle feeding, and everything in between. She offers an understanding, non-judgmental view on parenting – striving to make all families feel accepted and supported.
Mari-Elena Leckel – Director of Doula Services
Mari-Elena Leckel is extremely passionate about supporting, educating, and empowering families during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. She was born in New York and is the oldest of three children. Mari became a mother at a young age and met her husband when her daughter was seven years old. With the love and support of her husband and family, and her determination to succeed, she decided to go back to school and went on to graduate from Tufts University with a degree in sociology. Upon receiving her degree, she began working in law enforcement.
Mari and her husband decided in 2009 to expand their family but were challenged by infertility issues. The next few years were filled with a multitude of doctor visits, moments of excitement and also heartbreak. In 2012, she gave birth to her second daughter and because of the tremendous amount of love and support throughout her journey, she wanted to “somehow, give that back.” She completed trainings as a Childbirth Educator through CAPPA (Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association) and Labor and Postpartum Doula through CAPPA and ProDoula. She is also a Dancing For Birth™ Instructor, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, and Certified Lactation Counselor.
Mari joined the Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness team as Director of Family Support. She was a client of Maternal Health & Fitness, supported Megan as her doula, and shares the same vision as Suzy and Megan.
The journey to motherhood is different for everyone but Mari believes every mother and family deserve to be loved, encouraged, educated, and empowered with non-judgmental and unconditional support. Mari considers it an honor and privilege to work with families during such intimate and special moments. Please feel free to contact Mari to discuss how she may assist with the needs of your family.
Gayle McGlauflin – Director of Education & Support
Gayle McGlauflin, CLC, started working at Acelleron Maternal Health & Wellness as a Postpartum Doula. After joining the doula team, Gayle started teaching classes and running support groups. She continued to grow into her role at Acelleron as the Assistant Director and then Director of Education & Support.
Gayle has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in teaching from Northeastern University. After completing her degrees, she began teaching elementary school in Boston and later, taught education classes at Northeastern. Gayle is a labor & postpartum doula, a Certified Lactation Counselor, a Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor and a licensed Zumba® & Zumba® Kids instructor, and has her perinatal fitness training through AFAA.
Gayle is a mom to two little girls, Savanna and Ayla. She has over three years of breastfeeding experience and has supported moms with all different labors, deliveries, and postpartum experiences. Gayle is thrilled and honored to be able to work with parents to educate and empower them to be the best parents to their children. She is proud to be a member of the Acelleron team.