Meet Our Team
Victoria Facelli (Lactation and Infant Feeding) is an International Board Certified Lactation Consult and a DONA International Certified Postpartum Doula.
She views her work as a space to ask individual families where they see themselves going and to provide them with the map. She offers unbiased and compassionate care for families with a variety of different feeding circumstances and choices, helping them to see the big picture and meet their feeding goals, regardless of what they are. As a member of the LGBTQ community, she is excited to offer care to all families and offer a resource to providers who want more information about giving better care to diverse families. Her specialities include supporting LGBTQ families, single parent families and parents experiencing bedrest/birth recovery. Victoria enjoys a healthy interest of all things feline, is a sauna enthusiast and a regular Zumba participant. Read more about Victoria's trainings and education here.
Carrie Banks (Postpartum Mood Support Specialist) is a CAPPA certified postpartum doula and perinatal mood support specialist.
After the birth of her first child, Carrie decided to make the switch from the non-profit world to a career as a doula. As a postpartum mood disorder survivor herself, Carrie is passionate about caring for women during the postpartum period. Having completed Postpartum Support International’s Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care training, Carrie is uniquely qualified to care for parents struggling with postpartum mood disorders. She serves as a state coordinator for Postpartum Support International and facilitates online and in-person support groups in our community. Carrie lives with her husband, son, daughter and woofer in Carrboro. She enjoys hiking, traveling and eating biscuits. Read more about Carrie's trainings and education here.
Kallyn Boerner (Birth, Sibling and Postpartum Doula and Photography) is a certified birth doula with DONA International, a postpartum doula, certified lactation counselor, professional photographer, wife, sister, daughter, friend and lover of life.
She has worked with a range of parents from the age of 15 through women into their 40s. She believes as a doula and a birth photographer that it is a privilege to protect the space around a woman for her to feel safe, secure and loved, so that she can concentrate on birthing, in her own powerful way. In addition to the work she does with families, Kallyn runs a photography business with her husband, Alex, while taking care of their two Bahamian Potcake dogs and black cat. Kallyn loves art, gardening, a good story, music & dancing, being with good friends and eating out (a lot!) in Durham. Read more about Kallyn's training and experience here.
Sara Brigham (Birth, Sibling and Postpartum Doula) is a trained birth doula with DONA International, an energy healer, an educator, a residential summer camp director and a visual artist.
She is also a Hypno-Doula, trained in Hypnobabies® and loves to support families who have chosen to use self-hypnosis for childbirth. Sara also loves working with families in a variety of ways, using whatever techniques works for each. She is a student and leader of extensive diversity and social justice trainings, passionate about being an ally to any and all families, including the LGBTQI community. Sara is trained in Reiki, as well as Infinity Healing. She is dedicated to supporting families through pregnancy and labor and considers it an honor. Sara is at ease navigating through medical systems, as well as alternative forms of healing. Sara enjoys creating both fine and functional art, spending time with friends and family, and anything that gets her outside. She especially loves biking around Durham with her husband to the Farmer’s Market and Durham Friends Meeting. Read more about Sara's training and experience here. *Sara is accepting clients due mid-August to early December at this time.
adé oni, MPH (Birth Doula, Placenta Encapsulist), is a DONA and community trained labor doula, an IPPA trained placenta encapsulist and multimedia artist.
adé sees their work as holding body-positive, trauma-informed space for individuals and families to create the experience they desire and to provide them with informed, unbiased guidance along the way. adé offers support to all families and their work intentionally centers individuals and families of color and LGBTQ families. They also specialize in supporting single parent families and pregnancies with special or hard circumstances. adé speaks French, is currently learning Spanish and is deepening their knowledge around mental health care, perinatal bereavement, postpartum care, energy healing, bodywork, and model practices for providing affirming trans- and gender-non-conforming care. adé is invigorated by river walks, tapestry weaving and Talenti gelato and would like to learn how to sail.
Chelsea Robinson (Postpartum Doula) is native North Carolinian and a DONA International certified birth doula and trained postpartum doula, a certified bereavement doula, and a Lamaze certified childbirth educator.
She holds a BS in Psychology from Regent University and has worked internationally in missions and humanitarian relief. She has worked with families of loss, through miscarriage and stillbirth, for the past 7 years and became certified with Stillbirthday as a Birth and Bereavement Doula. Chelsea is also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. As the oldest of nine children, she grew up seeing many different versions of what is normal in pregnancy and childbirth, including one sister’s unassisted birth and attending another sister’s cesarean birth. Her desire is to help educate and equip birthing people with confidence in themselves and their dreams. She has extensive experience with VBACs, older mothers, single parents and parents with infertility struggles, and can provide Christian doula support is desired. Chelsea and her husband live in Durham and enjoy spending time raising their four children, establishing their little three-acre farm and serving in their local church. Read more about Chelsea's trainings and education here.
Erin Reyna (Birth Doula) is a birth doula, trained with DONA International.
She received her BA in Psychology from Truman State University in 2008 and began a human resources career in the US Army after graduation. Erin's HR background combined with her love of the birthing process (which started after seeing her first birth at age 12) allow her to provide support to women and families; truly getting to know them while gaining an understanding of their birthing goals. She believes it is a privilege to offer encouragement and empowerment while providing physical, emotional and informational support throughout the process. Erin lives in Fuquay-Varina and loves spending her free time with her family, at the gym, or playing competitive volleyball.
Courtney Scott, MSW (Postpartum Doula) is a DONA trained postpartum doula and perinatal mood disorder advocate.
Following the birth of her son in 2012, Courtney found her passion in supporting and empowering women in the postpartum period. She believes the support a mother receives surrounding the birth of her child can make a significant impact on strengthening her transition into motherhood. In addition to her doula work, Courtney is the Director of Postpartum Education and Support, a Triangle-area nonprofit serving women and their families experiencing perinatal mood disorders. Courtney is the proud mother of two young children, and a warrior of postpartum depression and anxiety. She enjoys impromptu dance parties, laughing until your face hurts, warm slippers, good food, and a good story. She lives with her family in the Bull City. Read more about Courtney's training and experience here.
Megan Stauffer, MSW, IBCLC (Postpartum and Sibling Doula) is a postpartum doula, trained with DONA International and an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant.
She moved to Chapel Hill in 2006 where worked as a nanny. Soon after, she trained as a birth doula and joined the UNC Birth Partners volunteer doula program. She also holds a Master's Degree in social work, from UNC. During her last year in school, she had her first son and enrolled in the Mary Rose Tully Training Initiative at the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute. Following graduate school, Megan worked as a Head Start home visitor and parent educator. Following the birth of her second son in 2013, Megan transitioned to a career in research at Duke, conducting home visits to collect data from parents, caregivers, and infants. During this time, Megan saw how much help families and babies need in the first few months postpartum, and she returned to postpartum doula work. While she stays very busy, she always makes time for her husband and her two sons. Her hobbies include reading magazines, swimming, and planning fun adventures for her sons. Read more about Megan's training and experience here.
Michelle Thacker (Birth and Sibling Doula and Placenta Specialist) is a DONA certified birth doula, and PBi certified placenta specialist.
She has a degree in Anthropology from Missouri State University and decided to pursue a career as a birth doula after the birth of her third child. Michelle is also a certified Hypno-Doula, trained in Hypnobabies®. She is passionate about helping families navigate through the myriad of choices presented during pregnancy and childbirth. She lives in Durham with her husband and four children. Michelle and her family pursue a natural and healthy lifestyle, that includes raising their own chickens; and Michelle has just recently completed her first half-marathon. In her spare time, Michelle is a cake artist and enjoys sewing (ask her about baking your baby's first birthday cake!).
Logan Williams (Postpartum Doula) is a DONA trained postpartum doula working diligently toward her certification.
She has a degree in Broadcast Communication from Lynchburg College in Virginia, but realized she had a knack for helping with babies and families at an early age. She grew up on the coast of Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay, and now lives in a cute little house in Chapel Hill. In her spare time she enjoys pilates, hanging out with friends and family and sailing whenever she gets the chance.
Mary (MK) Martin Vance, MSW (Childbirth Educator), is a DONA trained labor doula, an ICEA trained childbirth educator, and an ICEA certified pre- and postnatal fitness educator.
She has 10 years of experience in reproductive health education and training. She is passionate about supporting families to have healthy and empowering birth experiences through education and childbirth preparation. She believes that positive birth experiences can strengthen not just mothers, but families and communities as well. A public health nerd at heart, and a social worker by training, MK is passionate about applying research-based information and practices to her work with families. She lives in Durham, NC with her partner, two sons, their Great Dane, and their pet rabbit. When she's not gardening she can be found on her porch swinging and knitting.
Lauren Robinson, MTS (Birth and Postpartum Doula) is a Doula Trainings International trained birth and postpartum doula & is rebozo certified in the Gena Kirby Method.
It is her joy and honor to be with parents throughout pregnancy, birth, and the transition to a larger family. Her nurturing, mindful approach to caring for her clients (as the whole people they are!) is shaped by her parenting experience, as well as her graduate and doula education. Lauren has been trained in facilitating a true team around the birthing person. She loves helping her clients connect with each other, their baby, birth team, community, and especially themselves. She also deeply values offering all families unbiased, culturally competent care. Lauren enjoys reading nonstop, music & dancing, and going on outdoor adventures with her husband, son, and lovable mutt. She is also a Farmers Market Regular and delights in cooking and eating with family and friends. Read more about Lauren's training and experience here.
Elise Silver (Birth, Sibling and Postpartum Doula) is a DONA trained birth and postpartum doula.
Her interest in babies, children and parenting began very on. Growing up in Vermont, she was surrounded by breastfeeding mothers, clean living and the outdoors. Her career has progressed from starting as a mother's helper, a nanny, and then naturally transitioned into doula support. Elise enjoys working with growing families who are expecting subsequent children, and providing hands-on comfort for her birth clients. She also has personal experience navigating the healthcare system. Elise lives in Raleigh with her partner, Alex, dog Benjie, and enjoys cooking healthy, organic foods and learning how to eat around her dietary restrictions.