Committee members generously donate their time and talents to serve the association. Our Committee is made up of 7 experienced doulas (at least 3+ years) and 3 newer doulas to ensure we have balanced representation of our members. They are elected at our Annual General Meeting each year. Below are our current Committee members.
Claire Wyborn - President
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.
Jennifer McCartin - Vice President
After supporting births in the late ‘90’s in the U.S.A Jennifer became certified in 2012 with Optimum Birth in Australia. She is both a birth and postnatal Doula along with Placenta Encapsulation professional. Jennifer also holds a Certificate III in Dispensary Community Pharmacy, and is hoping to undertake either a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or Pathology in 2018. But her true passion lies in supporting families at births.
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Samantha Gunn - Secretary
Trudy Vains - Treasurer
Trudy began her journey in 2010 to help pregnant woman with health and well being and moving into Doula studies in 2017. Trudy is a Birth and Post Natal Doula, Hypnobirthing Australia Practitioner, Spinning Babies Parent Educator – the first person in Australia to teach this course after travelling to USA, teaches Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga and holds regular gathering for mums. Based in Burpengary QLD. Her own birth experiences led to seeking more information about birth and how to help ensure good posture, movement, breathe and knowledge – combined experience – makes all the difference in a birthing space.
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Dr Aimee Sing PhD - Committee Member
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Sandra Mulligan - Committee Member
Kelly Bardon - Committee Member
Nichola Kinnane - Junior Committee Member
Donna Berent - Junior Committee Member
Aimee Taaffe - Junior Committee Member
Christa Buckland - Co-Founder & Public Officer
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.
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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:
Christa Buckland, President, 2014-19
Danera Wilkinson, 2017-19
Vicki Hobbs, 2018-19
Ellen Croucher, Secretary, 2017-19
Julia MacLeod, Vice-President, 2017-19
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