Meet the Team


We are an experienced and growing team of doulas, therapists, antenatal teachers, language experts, and breastfeeding supporters. Together, we are dedicated to serving women and their babies during times of financial hardship and vulnerability. 

 

We are currently developing our departments of Education, Finance, Fundraising, and Marketing, and are in the active process of hiring our safeguarding experts and educators. 

 

 

Kate Woods
Founder, Educator, and CEO

 

Kate has been working with women, babies, families and healthcare professionals for over 23 years. The last 10 years have been devoted to developing training and guidance programmes for new doulas, offering mentorship and trauma informed training 
 

Kate views informed choice and grounded support for pregnant, birthing and newly mothering women, offered by trauma informed and aware teams during this pivotal time, as being key contributing factors for improving birth—ultimately contributing to positive societal change. Kate also is CEO for a Trauma Informed Education company, which offers training packages to NHS teams and private organisations. More of her work can be found at www.trauma-informed-education.co.uk/home

                                    

 

Nicky Harrison
Lead for Human Rights Advocacy and Translation Skills

 

Nicky brings to DWB 18 years of human rights protection and advocacy work, including 11 years with the UN, where she worked with marginalised communities in the humanitarian field. She has a specific focus on resilience-building with individuals and groups in vulnerable times.

 

Nicky is currently training in psycho-therapeutic approaches to trauma, with the aim of providing mental health support, including to refugee populations.  

 

 

 

Nell Smirthwaite
Funding Lead

 

Nell has 10 years' experience sourcing funding in the charity and education sectors, alongside volunteering for Children in Need as an Assessor for three years. Nell has spent the last three years writing a blog, looking at the increasing crossover between the charity and business sectors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email : info@doulaswithoutborders.com

 

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