End of Life Doula Directory
Need a Certified End of Life Doula?
Doulagivers® Certified End of Life Doulas are thoroughly trained in all three phases of End of Life Care. Before being awarded certification, students must obtain a minimum of 30 hours of bedside experience, successfully complete all learning modules, pass the Doulagivers final exam, and pass a level 2 background check. Every Doula is required to be an active member of the Doulagiver Membership in order to keep updated with the most current education and evaluation of their ethical practice.
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Jennifer Hoit is a Registered Nurse with ten years experience in homecare nursing. She has worked extensively with patients from hospitalization and/or diagnosis of an illness through admission to Hospice, and ultimately end of life . Oftentimes, her patients and their families avoided talking about death until a crisis situation arose and they often did…Read More
“I am a pediatric hospice nurse whose work in pediatric oncology inspired me to take the next step into hospice care. The gift of being a part of families sacred journey from diagnosis to end of life, has made me passionate about this work and wanting to offer deep spirtual and emotional support for the…Read More
My doula work includes providing the information and reassurance people need to plan and prepare for the end of life. I educate and support the dying and their loved ones at every step of the process, and I create and hold space for the sacred nature of this experience. I also train others to become…Read More
My story begins with my very colorful parents. Two Hippies turned Nurses then eventually back to Hippies. My parents loved caring for others. Mom was a hospital nurse and dad was a mental health nurse. Although I wasn’t drawn to a nursing career, I knew I wanted to be an example of love and compassion,…Read More
“Death had been my constant companion since I was 14 years old. Unexpectedly, my dad collapsed from a heart attack and died immediately. It seemed that my life stopped on that ill-fated day! After 18 years of putting a smile on my face to hide an aching heart, I finally grieved the loss of my…Read More
Genna has her degree and over thirteen (13) years of experience in the Dental field; encompassing Dental Assisting, Expanded Functions, Radiology, Orthodontic Assisting, Preventative Functions Assisting, and Cosmetology. As Genna faced mortality, through experiences with her own family, she developed a passion for helping others through this season of their lives. Genna feels that her…Read More
Ingrid has over 25+ years of business experience. Her parents were business owners, and she learned the importance of one on one customer service, work ethic, and family values from an early age. Having a diverse background in business led her to creating and operating her own personal service business, Affordable Personal Services and Pet…Read More
Being born an empath to a strict New England family in the 50’s, was not only a challenge to my parents, but also a challenge to me as well. Showing one’s emotions or expressing feelings was frowned upon. I tried desperately to hold these feelings inside, but the tears always fell down my cheeks and…Read More
Carol has been interested in the different transitions that we each face in life for most of her life. Her first interest was in midwifery and early childhood development. She has accompanied several people as they transitioned to the next world which led to her interest in that part of life’s journey. Now she is…Read More
Dusty is originally from Melbourne, Australia, but has lived close to half of her life in Thailand. In 1977, she began her journey into full-time, non‐salaried volunteerism. What initially was a series of simple, idealistic, compassion based endeavors soon transformed into an incredible lifestyle! Over the past four decades, she has initiated and participated in…Read More
After losing her sister Kim to Brain Cancer and her sister-in-law Andrea to lung cancer, Deborah founded A HEART FOR THE JOURNEY; End of Life Doula Consultant and Reiki Services, providing services to Pittsfield, MA. and the surrounding areas. She is an End of Life Doula and Care Consultant trained and certified through the Doulagivers…Read More