top of page
nou se doulas
Logo rezo Doula a

Fondasyon sèvis Doula Network la se pou sipòte doula endepandan kòm ajan chanjman pou sante matènèl ak tibebe nan kominote yo, bay sipò doula refleksyon endividyèlman ki ann amoni ak bezwen moun ki fè akouchman yo, epi kreye yon benefis doula aksesib, kiltirèl kongriyan, ki baze sou done pou plan sante yo.

kat fi doula sètifika

Doula Network (TDN) se yon òganizasyon doula ki posede ak jere ki kreye chemen pou doulas nesans ki baze nan kominote a yo dwe konplètman rekonèt pwofesyonèl sante matènèl ki kalifye pou Medicaid ak ranbousman asirans prive.

Doula Network te etabli an 2019 ak yon kwayans fondamantal ke chak moun ki fè akouchman ta dwe gen aksè a swen perinatal abòdab, san danje, ak kolaborasyon, e doulas yo ta dwe konsidere kòm yon pati endispansab nan ekip swen moun akouchman an. Objektif nou se ini moun ki gen enterè kle yo tankou doulas, ekip plan sante, òganizasyon kominotè, ak manm Medicaid pou defann ranbousman Medicaid. Nou pwofite teknoloji, sipò administratif, ak resous kominotè yo pou soulaje fado pwosesis bòdwo Medicaid la. Doula Network anvizaje transfòme sante matènèl ak tibebe nan bay sèvis doula bay chak moun ki akouche.

 

TDN pyonye yon sistèm fondasyon sèvis doula ki entegre nan swen sante matènèl. Lè aliman doulas, kliyan, plan sante, kominote, ak teknoloji, Doula Network amelyore eksperyans sante matènèl, rezilta matènèl ak tibebe, epi redwi pri swen sante. 

Ki sa ki rezo Doula a?

Nan sezon otòn 2019, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan (UHC) ak The Doula Network te angaje nan yon patenarya inogirasyon pou afekte rezilta sante matènèl atravè Florid.

Ansanm, TDN ak UHC te kreye yon rezo referans pou manm UHC nan Pwogram Healthy First Steps. Pwogram Healthy First Steps la bay fanmi ki ansent yo jesyon swen ki gen ladan enfòmasyon, edikasyon ak sipò pandan tout vwayaj gwosès yo. Pandan reyinyon chak mwa Pwogram Healthy First Steps ak TDN, ekip TDN pataje rapò chak mwa sou tout manm yo epi diskite sou dènye enfòmasyon kliyan yo. Reyinyon sa yo te kreye yon rezo sipò solid pou moun k ap tann nan pwogram Healthy First Steps UHC a.

Akòz angajman UHC anvè manm ansent li yo ak pwogram inovatè Doula Network kreye, manm UHC yo kapab resevwa sèvis doula nan tout rejyon ke UHC sèvi yo.

TDN ak UnitedHealthcare

Plan Kominote

Istwa a nan LeeBetsy ak rezo a Doula

Lè mwen te fonde TDN an 2019, mwen te imajine bati yon rezo solid ak solid nan Florid. Mwen reve pou elaji travay sa a nan lòt eta yon jou - nenpòt moman nan tan kap vini an. Mwen te byen okouran de kèk nan batay ki t ap vini nan bati yon konpayi ki travay nan Medicaid. Ki sa mwen pa t 'konnen oswa atann se kwasans lan eksplozif pa sèlman TDN men nan enterè nan sèvis doula. TDN te grandi rapidman e kounye a ap travay nan plis pase 10. Nou gen kontra ak plis pase 20 konpayi asirans sante, tankou asirans komèsyal, plan sante anplwayè, ak plan Medicaid. 


Anplis de sa, ekip TDN a gen ladan kounye a 18 anplwaye aplentan k ap travay adistans nan plis pase 7 eta. 

Te gen anpil defi ki gen ladan travay nan sistèm konplèks Medicaid la pandan y ap navige nan diferan eta ak règleman doula. Sepandan, avèk sipò yon ekip solid, TDN te bati yon fondasyon ki ka kenbe kwasans lan ak sipòte òganizasyon doula nan plizyè eta diferan  Pandan m ap gade devan, mwen fè sa ak rekonesans, tranbleman, ak lajwa pou sa ki rive jiskaprezan. Mwen gen espwa, eksitasyon, ak antisipasyon jistifye pou kwasans TDN ap kontinye fè eksperyans.

~Elizabeth Simmons

Yon nòt nan men PDG nou an...

Ekip sipò TDN

CEO and Founder

Elizabeth Simmons

doula

Birth Doula

Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for maternal health and the founder and CEO of The Doula Network. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of maternal health, beginning her career as a birth doula in 2007. In 2014, she opened a free-standing birth center in Boulder, Colorado, which is now an integrated facility within the community hospital system. She served as the Industry Relations Chair for the American Association of Birth Centers and has spent the last 13 years of her career dedicated to building networks and partnerships with health plans to support perinatal health. In 2019, Elizabeth launched The Doula Network to create a foundational system of doula services. The Doula Network is a national organization that provides support to doulas, health plans, and birthing people. Elizabeth is a strong believer in the power of doulas to improve maternal and child health outcomes. She is committed to making doula services accessible to all families, regardless of their income or insurance status. She is also passionate about educating the public about the benefits of doula care and a visionary leader who is working to make doula care a standard part of the birthing person’s care journey.

Chief Operating Officer

Brianna Betton

doula

Birth Doula

Brianna Betton is a passionate advocate for reproductive health and justice. During her undergraduate experience, Brianna found herself frustrated by discussing problems within maternity care without talking about solutions. She entered the maternal health space as a patient advocate at a local abortion clinic. This experience led her to become a birth doula in 2020. Through working as a hospital-based doula, Brianna saw first hand how doulas were undervalued as a member of the birthing person’s care team. Her passion for ensuring that doulas voices were both heard and respected, transformed into her role at The Doula Network. Brianna’s top priorities are increasing access to insurance reimbursement across the country, advocating for equitable reimbursement rates, and ensuring doula’s access to birth spaces.

Chief Financial Officer

LeeBetsy Charon

doula

Birth Doula

In 2020, LeeBetsy's life took a profound turn when she enrolled in the Health First Steps Program. With her sixth baby on the way and the absence of her son's father, LeeBetsy found herself trapped in severe depression, unable to cherish the sacred journey of pregnancy. It was then that her midwife, recognizing her struggle, suggested she consider the invaluable support of a doula. LeeBetsy's birth experience was nothing short of extraordinary, leaving her profoundly satisfied and inspired. In fact, it was this life-altering encounter that fueled her curiosity about becoming a doula herself. In February 2022, after rigorous training and certification, LeeBetsy emerged as a qualified doula, now empowered to offer the same unparalleled level of care that she once received. But her journey didn't end there. Later that same year, LeeBetsy's unwavering dedication and exceptional skills caught the attention of TDN, leading her to assume the role of accountant. Today, LeeBetsy proudly holds the esteemed position of TDN's first Chief Financial Officer (CFO), further solidifying her commitment to the organization that transformed her life. LeeBetsy's remarkable story stands as a testament to the life-changing impact of our doula services. By joining TDN, you not only open doors to personal and professional growth but also become part of a community that thrives on empowering others and making a difference. Let us be the catalyst for your own transformative journey, just as we were for LeeBetsy. Embrace the opportunity to bring light and joy to the lives of countless individuals, one birth at a time.
Expansion Pillar Lead

Expansion Pillar Lead

Abigail Batista
Project Manager

Project Manager

Alyssa Salazar
Data Pillar Lead

Data Pillar Lead

Ashley Self
Client Support Specialist

Client Support Specialist

Betty Sainvil
Doula Outreach Specialist

Doula Outreach Specialist

Brianica DeFranc
Technology Pillar Lead

Technology Pillar Lead

Brittany Lawrence
Compliance Specialist

Compliance Specialist

Danielle Zeillmann
Client Support Specialist

Client Support Specialist

Deyani Baker
Client Support Pillar Lead

Client Support Pillar Lead

Irma Morales
Client Support Specialist

Client Support Specialist

Jennifer Rookey
Data Specialist

Data Specialist

Jordyn Jackson
Doula Culture Specialist

Doula Culture Specialist

Marie Hester
Community Referrals Specialist

Community Referrals Specialist

Raiza Benedetti
Doula Support Pillar Lead

Doula Support Pillar Lead

Sharon Lonix
Doula Credentialing Specialist

Doula Credentialing Specialist

Vanessa Giorgio
Rezo Doula a
nou se doulas

© 2023 pa Doula Network. Ki fèt pa@art nadine

bottom of page