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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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www.naturalbirthconnection.com

Julia MacLeod - Vice President

Julia has been a birth and postnatal doula since 2013 after she became a mother and left her international corporate career. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology, Political and Media Sciences) and loves the never ending learning opportunities that come with her role as a doula. Since starting she has developed a particular passion for supporting VBAC journeys and families with a history of a traumatic birth experience. Julia lives and works on the NSW Central Coast with her husband and two young boys.

0457 100 752

[email protected]

www.centralcoastdoula.com.au

Ellen Croucher - Secretary

Ellen became a doula in 2012. She attended the Australian Doula College and attained a Certificate IV in Doula Services. She has also attended the International Normal Labour and Birth Conference in 2016 and the Spinning Babies Workshop in 2017. Ellen is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Nursing with Avondale College. She has a passion for learning and supporting women.


0449 804 747

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www.northshorelocaldoula.com

Claire Wyborn - Treasurer

Claire began her doula journey in 2008. She has completed courses with Optimum Birth (2008), Dial-a-Doula (2012, 2014), Fiona Hallinan (2016) and DONA International (2016, 2017). Claire also has a Certificate IV in Business and Customer Contact and training in MYOB. Claire offers birth and postnatal doula services, pregnancy massage, birth hypnosis and is a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She proudly volunteers for the registered charity Birth for Human Kind.


0417 195634

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www.aspecialdelivery.com.au

Jennifer McCartin - Committee Member

Bio coming soon.










0403 916 000

[email protected]

www.breith.org

Danera Wilkinson - Committee Member

Danera is an experienced prenatal, postnatal and kids yoga teacher. She has been a Birthing From Within® Mentor and doula since 2012. Danera has attended workshops with Maha Al Musa (Belly Dance for Birth) and Threedom Wellness Academy and has over 20 years experience as a Holistic Beauty Therapist. In 2017, Danera co-founded Deva Co. Lifestyle Centre - a unique holistic chemical free centre incorporating yoga, pilates, massage, spa/beauty treatments, birth support, womens/kids ceremony circles and workshops, with a fully staffed creche. Holding the space of support and connection is where Danera truly feels at home.


0404 668 109

[email protected]

www.minibuddhasyoga.com

Vicki Hobbs - Committee Member

Vicki has been working with pregnant women since 2006. She is a highly qualified remedial massage therapist specialising in pregnancy and postpartum massage. She became a birth doula in 2010, a postpartum doula in 2015 and has completed numerous workshops including Spinning Babies, VBAC Educator Training, Soundbirth, Acupressure and Sara Wickham's face-to-face and online courses. Vicki is also a certified hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Australia™ practitioner and has a diploma in Aromatherapy.  She also has a Certificate IV in Business. Vicki has attended close to 100 births and is dedicated to providing non-judgemental support to all women and their birth partners.


08 9303 9111

[email protected]

www.vickihobbs.com

THANK YOU TO OUR PREVIOUS COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

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


Nimity Keon, Co-Founder & Vice-President, 2014-17

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