Our Team

Meet the Doulaing The Doula Support Team

We are thrilled to introduce you to our support team. Together, with Dr. Amy Gilliland, this incredible team keeps our trainers and research moving forward, to ensure timely, culturally attuned, trauma informed, and evidence-based course work and workshop experiences. It is such a joy to work with such dedicated people who have their own dreams and who want to come together to support each other and our own goals as professionals! When you work with Doulaing The Doula, you are in great hands!

LeKecia L. Lovett

Director of Operations
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Amanda Echols, CBD, BDT(DTD)

Foundations Coach
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Jenny Lindley, B.A., AAHCC, CHES

In-Person Training Facilitator & Assistant
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Tamara Thompson, CLC

Foundations of Doula Practice Coach
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Emili Butrin

In-Person Training Assistant
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Mandi Wagnild

Doula Trainer
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Katy Sticha

Lead Project Assistant
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DeAnna Tharpe

Foundations of Doula Practice Coach
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Jaime Healy-Plotkin

Director of Postpartum Programs
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Our Community Partners

Harambee Village Doula Program
We regularly offer birth doula training workshops for the program, and they have helped us to create our certification process.

Wisconsin Doulas of Color Collective
We work together to create and support high quality doulas and our mutual objectives to address racial inequities.

Roots4Change Raices para el Cambio Co-op
We work together for our mutual goals. They offer trained doulas and community health workers to serve our Latin communities.

Kathy Oppegard Coaching
Kathy provides fun, play centered motivational coaching for our Certification Coaches.

UW Madison School of Human Ecology Center for Community and NonProfit Studies
The CommNS and SoHE supports all of our community change endeavors through connection and education.

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