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Meet the Passioneers
Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE
CEO: Creative Energy Organizer
Melissa Harley, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE
In addition to her volunteer work with DONA International, Melissa strives to increase her knowledge base, earning her Advanced Certified Doula designation (2016), Certified Lactation Consultant credential (2017), as well as receiving the honor of Fellow in the Academy of Childbirth Educators (FACCE-2017). Melissa actively serves as a birth doula, childbirth educator, and doula trainer and she lives with her family in Tallahassee, Florida.
Liz Naylor CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, IBCLC
Teresa Navarro, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA)
Teresa studied Psychology in Mexico and then traveled to Australia to obtain her doula certification. She is currently studying for her master degree in Clinical Psychology. Twelve years ago she founded Centro MAE childbirth education center. Mae is the first space in Monterrey, Mexco that integrates the care and preparation necessary to help pregnant women fully experience pregnancy and motherhood. She now has two centers in Monterrey and one in Mexico City.
She is on a misson to spread Lamaze through latin america. She has given seminars in all around México, in Peru, Chile and Argentina.
Jesse Remer, CD/PCD(DONA), BDT/PDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
Jesse is a leader in the doula field. She’s the founder of Mother Tree Birth Services the largest doula practice in Oregon, providing pregnancy, birth and postpartum support to families in the greater Portland and Vancouver area since 2001. She is a leading expert in the clinical design team for Providence Health Systems Pregnancy Care Package and became the first staff doula of their integrated healthcare model. She is a founding member of the Oregon Doula Association (ODA) and chair of the Policy & Advisory Committee. She is a liaison to the Oregon Health Authority Traditional Healthcare Workers Systems Integration subcommittee working on creating sustainable systems of doula support within the system.
She has supported thousands of families during her combined 20 years in private practice and as lead doula at PMCC. She is a certified birth and postpartum doula (DONA) and a doula trainer (DONA). She’s trained hundreds of doulas, nursing students and L&D staff in the art of doula care internationally.
Rina Rios, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), LCCE, FACCE
Rina is an advanced certified doula through DONA International and is a DONA-Approved Doula Trainer. Rina was inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators in 2015. She is a founding member and Advisor to the Board of the NYC Doula Collective and the founder and coordinator of several volunteer doula programs for underserved populations. She is also serving as the Intercultural Director on the DONA International Board of Directors.
Connie Sultana, BA, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA), ICCE, LCCE
She was Director of Certification on DONA International’s Board. She has written articles that have appeared in the International Doula Magazine and The Journal of Perinatal Education.
She has served in the childbirth field in 2 countries, 5 states, 50 hospitals, 3 Birth Centers and over 100 homes. She is grateful to the families who have made it possible to attend over 800 births.
She currently lives and offers Passion for Birth workshops and Birth Doula trainings in her home in Santa Rosa, CA. In her previous life, she was a television producer at CNBC.
Ann Tumblin, LCCE, FACCE, CD(DONA), BDT(DONA)
She is a DONA Birth Doula Trainer and has trained internationally.
Annually she presents the 1 day PfB Fast track program to the nurse midwifery students at East Carolina University. She has presented sessions at Lamaze International, DONA International, American College of Nurse Midwives, International Childbirth Education Association, and many local seminars and updates.
website: NC Doula
- have you attended a Passion for Birth workshop?
- are you an interactive, dynamic childbirth educator, currently teaching?
- are you attending births as a doula or nurse?
- are you an FACCE with Lamaze?
- able to organize a local PfB workshop?
If you can answer yes to those questions, send us an email: info@passionforbirth,com and include more details about yourself and share an interactive teaching strategy that you have designed yourself and has been effective.