About The Wisconsin Doulas Association

Our Mission

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
Jeanette Knill
Elena Kornis
Carly Wendorff
Abby Farragy

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


The Parenting Expo

The Green Bay Parenting Expo started as the Belly to Baby Expo in 2012 as a grassroots effort to bring local businesses and community resources to those expecting and growing families in the Green Bay Area.
In July 2019 the expo officially become the annual fundraiser for the nonprofit, Wisconsin Doulas Association, INC.All money raised stays in Brown County to support the mission of the Wisconsin Doulas Association, Inc as we serve clients of various nonprofits with classes and hands-on support for expecting, new mothers, their families, and provides extended training to the staff of the organizations specific to maternal health and wellness. All while supporting doulas as they grow in their skill sets. 

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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