Dawn Whelan – NEDA Proficient
Dawn offers community end-of-life education, workshops, planning, posthumous services, and mentoring of end of life doulas. Doulagivers® Executive Officer and partner since 2016, Dawn is a founding member International Doulagivers Foundation, World Training Day, and is the founder/CEO of One Last Gift serving terminally ill children and their families.
Dawn has a Masters in Acquisition and Procurement Management with over fifteen years of experience in purchasing and contracting. Several years ago she was faced with her own mortality which broadened her perspective on life, thus creating a desire to assist individuals with end of life options. She believed that coupling the two together, her professional experience and passion, could bring individuals a unique opportunity to pre-plan for friends and family. In 2014 she founded My Last Gift which affords individuals the opportunity to show those they cherish that their love is infinite beyond the physical boundaries of life. In 2018 she founded One Last Gift, a non-profit version of these services for children and young adults.
Dawn serves as a hospice volunteer throughout Hartford and Tolland Counties in Connecticut. She has trained to become a certified End Of Life Doula, and Care Consultant through the award winning Doulagivers® program. She has additionally trained with Henry Fersco-Weiss founder of International End-of-Life Doula Association (INELDA), Deanna Cochran’s Quality of Life Care End-of-Life Doula Program, Professional Doula International, and completed a certificate in End-of-Life through Allegra.
Doulagivers Lead Trainer
Certified End-of-Life Doula
Doulagiver Care Consultant