End of Life Doula Directory
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Death is one of life’s sacred passages, but in our culture it is one of the most denied, ignored, and feared entity. Teneil Fogg worked in health care for many years until she answered her calling in death care. As a Licensed Funeral Director by trade, she still felt many families weren’t able to get…Read More
Hello. My name is Astrid Balzer. I am a trained end-of-life doula. I have a Master in Social Work. I have 25 years of experience working with children, families and adults in the mental health field. I retired early and moved back home to take care of my parents. I became an end of life…Read More
I am a wife and mother to two young children, living in Calgary, AB. Although I work as an administrator in the healthcare industry, my passion has always been helping people. After nearly losing our infant son to a terminal illness, I became acutely aware of the importance of having the proper supports in place…Read More
I was born and raised in Connecticut. I spent my childhood amongst many activities including camping, babysitting, skiing, rollerskating and ice skating, reading every book I could get my hands on, and being a candy striper where I developed my love for nursing.
I moved to South Florida where I became a nurse in 2002. I have been involved in end of life care for approximately 19 years. I obtained my Palliative Care Resource Nurse certification in 2015. I also contributed greatly to starting the Palliative Care Steering Committee at Bayfront St. Petersburg Hospital in 2016 and I became a very active member of the Advent Health Tampa Hospital Palliative Care Steering Committee in 2018.
It is my sole purpose and calling to assist people in the traversing of the vastly complex end of life world. I look forward to rising to the challenge!Read More
Christine started her nursing career in oncology 30 years ago and has always felt a deep calling in helping her patients and families. She has held space and held hands with many beautiful people at the end of their lives, including her own parents. Later in her nursing career, Christine realized comforting patients and guiding…Read More
I am very enthusiastic about living a meaningful life and allowing my Spirit to move forward. I view death as a natural process to release the Spirit from the physical body. I’ve had the opportunity to hold vigil space and be at the bedside of several loved-ones who have transitioned. Therefore, it would be an honor for me to accompany you and your family on this journey. I want to provide information, support, and assistance before, during, and after your loved-one’s end of life experience. Together, we can plan and ensure the most sacred and peaceful final moments.Read More
My name is Penny Guilford and I live in Gore, Virginia. I love anything spiritual and I read as much as I’m able to. I’m a birth doula, birth bereavement doula, and an end of life doula. I’m certified through Birth Boot Camp, Stillbirthday, and Doulagivers. I also have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate degree in education, and I formerly worked as a certified nursing assistant in home health care. Part of my life’s journey is helping to guide others up and over the mountain from one life to the next, whether that’s celebrating a new little soul joining us in this world, or celebrating one of our own returning home, as much as we wish to keep them here. I would love to help you and your family navigate these sacred experiences.Read More
Lynne-Anne McGrail is the founder of A Peaceful Transition, a division of A Better You, Inc. based in southern New Hampshire. She has a Masters degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is certified as a Life Coach, an End-of-Life Doula (EOLD) and Doula Consultant through Doulagivers International. She also has…Read More
Since 1998, Mindy has worked with thousands of older adults and their families to bring quality of life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years or with significant medical conditions. While some of Mindy’s journeys with clients take just weeks, many are deeper connections that have grown over years and, as the individual’s needs change, her approach and focus does as well. As a licensed social worker, Mindy utilizes interventions to help reduce fear and anxiety, promote informed decision-making, strengthen relationships and reconnect to joyful living. Enhancing the well-being of her clients is the very heart of Mindy’s practice.Read More