Sue Rose Crowder loves her work on the UDA board and the women she has come to know through it. She works with women and their families as a doula through fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and loss. She also leads Sacred Pregnancy classes for pregnant women and Sacred Beginnings circles for moms with new babies.
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Rachel is a La Leche League Leader in Weber/Davis counties, Mindful Birth Doula, Mindful Childbirth Educator, combat military veteran of the United States Air Force, wife, and mother. She has practiced as a doula since 2007, and will round out this year with a full decade of serving birthing couples under her belt. She finds great joy working with families from Brigham City to Salt Lake City in the classroom, in the birth room, and at La Leche League meetings as they come to know their little ones. Rachel has focused her time and attention on streamlining operations and functions within the UDA Board, in an effort to make every position more manageable.
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Michelle is a birth, postpartum, and bereavement doula in Wasatch County, also serving Salt Lake, Summit, and Utah Counties. She is excited to serve on the UDA Board with such an amazing team of women, with the goal of increasing awareness of the benefits of doula services in our communities, strengthening the relationships between birth workers, and helping doulas succeed professionally. Michelle’s role as the Membership Coordinator will include enhancing the benefits of UDA Membership and responding quickly to the questions and needs of the doulas in our association.
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Melissa is an enthusiastic supporter of all the women around her. She loves the sisterhood she feels as a member of the UDA. She strives to find better ways to support those around her in becoming who they want to be.
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Meagan Heaton is a birth doula and placenta encapsulator with Tiny Blessing Doula Services. She serves Salt Lake (and its surrounding cities), Davis, Utah, and Tooele Counties and Park City. She has been a doula for 3 years and absolutely loves serving families. Meagan is certified through DONA International and has recently certified as an Advanced Doula through the Midwives College of Utah. She is so excited to be a part of the 2017 UDA Board as Secretary. She looks forward to expanding her education and getting to know more in the birth community.
Karina is a certified advanced birth doula through the Midwives College of Utah, placenta encapsulation specialist, and certified Bengkung belly binding practitioner. She has been serving the Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, and Tooele Counties as well as Park City for over two years. She feels very passionate about everything pregnancy and birth related and truly enjoys helping women and their families have a peaceful birth day. She is honored to be serving with such an amazing group of doulas again and looks forward to her new role in Provider Relations.
Melissa Olson, Meredith Cohen, Kristen Price-Tesch, Kimberly Amatangelo, Jackie Askvig
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Melissa Montoya, Robynne Carter, Meagan Heaton
Raven came to birth work after years in more academic shoes. A certified birth doula, Raven traded in teaching university students about thesis statements and sentence fluency for helping birthing families prepare for the rite of passage that is birth. Mother to four vibrant little ones, Raven finds great joy and fulfillment in supporting birthing families both as a mentor in the classroom and as a doula in the birth room.
Rachel is a (DONA) certified birth doula and has been serving the Salt Lake City, Davis, and Weber communities for almost 5 years. Her professionalism, enthusiasm, and commitment to her clients is part of what makes her an integral part in the birth community and member of the UDA. Rachel loves everything about pregnancy and birth and feels very blessed to be able to empower and support women on their special journey into motherhood. She is happy to be serving again on the board and is excited about her new role on the Conference Committee.
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Candace began attending births in 2005. She currently teaches Hypnobabies, natural birth and breastfeeding classes, and works as a birth and postpartum doula. She is very passionate about the effect birth has on women as mothers, and is working on becoming an IBCLC.
Box Elder County Rep
Cache County Rep
Davis / Weber County Rep
Susan is a certified DONA birth & postpartum doula, lactation counselor and childbirth educator supporting Hill Air Force Base and the surrounding areas.
She is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the 2017 UDA board as the Hill AFB representative. Her passion is serving our military community and it is her hope that she can offer insight on the special needs and the necessity for doula support for military families as they are often stationed far away from family support and often their partner’s are deployed during pregnancy, birth and beyond.
Tooele County Rep
Charity’s love of birth began when she was preparing for the birth of her first child. She was blessed to have a doula, and following her empowering experience knew that she wanted to help empower other women and families. Charity is now a birth doula and loves supporting women and their partners, and helping them feel confident and safe during this miraculous process.
Southern Utah Rep
Jessica Bair Poulsen, Melissa Montoya, Beth Hardy, Melissa Nanes, Lacey Keller Smith
Karen Smith Phippen, Sheri Rysdam
Lindsay Ransom, Jessica Nielsen