About The Wisconsin Doulas Association


We connect and provide advanced education for Doulas with a unified approach to birth work, while fostering and building professional networks.

Our Vision

We are a group of dedicated and diverse individuals building the bridge for our parenting community, medical establishments, small businesses, and resources for doulas here in Wisconsin.

We are cultivating a membership base that includes access to resources and education. Including but not limited to: cultural competency, trauma informed care, mentorship, advanced education opportunities, current evidence based information, advocacy, and peer to peer support.

We know doulas should be acknowledged and respected members of the perinatal team and evidence based practices prove it. 

Board of Directors

Diane Gaywont- Board Chair
Liz Krumwiede – Treasurer
Michelle Sanford – Secretary
Patricia Dufek
Ashley Lecker
Elena Kornis
Carly Wendorff
Abby Farragy

ARPA Programing Staff:
Emily Jacobson – Executive Director
Christina Drain- Program Director for Southeast Wisconsin
Cynthia Dortch – Program Director for Northeast Wisconsin
Stephanie Paap – Director of Education & Development
Rosalynn Perkins- Director of Grievance & Resolutions
Christina Veling- Director of Doula & Client Relations
Michelle Sanford – Executive Administration


Grants and Sponsorships

2020- Rotary of Green Bay
2020- Canary Fund
2020- Schreiber Foods
2022- Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay

2023- Wisconsin DHS 

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