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Kimberly Costello and Patricia Howell, Doula Foundation of Mid-America Inc.
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Kimberly Costello and Patricia Howell, Doula Foundation of Mid-America Inc.

Open for Business: Doula Foundation of Mid-America Inc.

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Doula Foundation of Mid-America Inc.
The Doula Foundation of Mid-America Inc. moved April 15 to 1901 E. Meadowmere St. The nonprofit, which provides birth and postpartum doula services for at-risk families, had operated in donated space from Preferred Family Healthcare Inc. at 1111 S. Glenstone Ave. A move was necessitated when PFH last year asked the foundation and two other nonprofits to vacate. Doula Foundation CEO Kimberly Costello said over 100 individuals, businesses, churches and organizations volunteered 1,200 hours of labor and $30,000 in resources to renovate the 4,000-square-foot office. Costello said 13 employees work at the facility, which was donated to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks’ charitable real estate foundation by John Cooper, owner and CEO of The Harry Cooper Supply Co. Building ownership is expected to eventually transfer to the Doula Foundation, Costello said.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 832-9222

Dr. Steve Albrecht Coaching Services
With 30 years of work in training classes on human resources, security, employee behavior and performance, Steve Albrecht on May 1 opened his coaching and training practice in the Holland Building, 205 Park Central East, Ste. 510. He provides corrective coaching sessions for employees, supervisors, managers or executives with performance or behavioral issues. The practice, which charges $150-$300 per hour, also offers developmental coaching for employees. Albrecht said he is the lone office employee but utilizes eight subcontractors, including mental health clinicians, attorneys, and consultants in human resources and security. He signed a one-year lease with building owner Allen Casey for an undisclosed rate. Albrecht, who worked for the San Diego Police Department 1984-1999, has a doctorate in business administration from California Coast University and has written 21 books on business, human resources and workplace security, according to his bio.
Hours: By appointment
Phone: (866) 261-5150

Common Sleep LLC
Common Sleep LLC, which provides sleep testing and diagnosis for sleep-related issues and disorders, opened March 1 in the Medical Mile Plaza at 3246 S. National Ave. Owner Matt Banks said the eight-employee office currently works exclusively with self-pay clients. Terms of the lease with LG III LLC were undisclosed. Banks began his career as a respiratory therapist, graduating from the now-defunct Springfield-based St. John’s School of Respiratory Therapy in 1978. In 2001, Banks started affiliated companies, Core Home Sleep Testing LLC and Rural Sleep Solutions LLC, which he continues to operate. He said Common Sleep has on staff three registered polysomnographic technologists, one of whom is certified in clinical sleep health, and a certified respiratory therapist. Aside from in-lab sleep testing, the 3,000-square-foot facility provides home sleep apnea testing and sleep consultation.
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and by appointment
Phone: (417) 368-1605


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