Doula Network Australia Incorporated  

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Committee members generously donate their time and talents to serve the association.  They are elected at our Annual General Meeting each year.  Below are our current Committee members. 

Christa Buckland - President & Co-Founder

Christa has been a doula and childbirth educator since 2010.  She has also completed studies in hypnobirthing, postnatal support and placenta encapsulation.  She has a Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion) from Western Sydney University and is now embarking upon postgraduate research studies.  She co-founded the group in 2011 and is passionate about networking and mentoring. 

0422 229 312

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Nimity Keon - Vice-President & Co-Founder

Nimity began her career as a birth and postnatal doula in 2004.  Prior to this, she was a full-time nanny for seven years, working with families in Sydney and Europe.  Nimity now supports women exclusively during the postnatal period and has a thriving practice in Newcastle.  She is also a placenta encapsulator and co-founded the group in 2011.

0431 942 781

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Julia MacLeod - Treasurer

Ellen Croucher - Secretary

Jennie Barnard - Committee Member

Jennie has been committed to the needs of women for over 30 years and is married with eight children. She has worked with numerous organisations for the advancement and advocacy of birthing and breastfeeding. Jennie trained as a nurse, is currently a doula in Brisbane in various hospital and community contexts, and offers Mongan Method Hypnobirthing classes for expectant couples. She is passionate about birthing and the rights of mothers and children.

0421 302 962

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Jennifer McCartin - Committee Member

Danera Wilkinson - Committee Member


We would like to recognise and thank the following people for their service on the Committee in the past:

Erika Elliott, 2014-17

Jerusha Sutton, 2014-17

Lucretia McCarthy, Secretary, 2015-17

Narelle Horwitz, 2014-17

Lynda Taylor, Treasurer, 2014-17

Briony Goodsell, Secretary, 2014-15