Our Team, Our Story

From a long lineage of Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, Heng Ou birthed MotherBees after she had her third child. Inspired by the healing foods she experienced during her own regimen of zuo yuezi, the Chinese tradition of postpartum care after birth, Heng set out to give Los Angeles mothers the same care. She studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and The Art Center College of Design, and is the author of The First Forty Days – The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother, along with her co-authors, Amely Greeven and Marisa Belger. 

In 2019, she met her business partner Lucy Sakisian, CFO and COO, along with Business Manager, Charlene Ogami. All parties continue on the quest to do just what MotherBees had embarked on back in 2010. Heng Ou continues to be the company's CEO and CPO. Jennie Liu, Manager of Customer Service and Relations is our communicator to the outside world. Along with our
team of dedicated individuals who help develop, produce and operate in our production facility.