Meet Our Staff
You’re likely to meet Karen Laing, IBCLC when you call to learn more about Birthways’ services. She will remain available to you for support throughout your relationship with Birthways. She trains and mentors Birthways doula providers and offers maternity consultation and health coaching, mindfulness instruction, MBSR courses, retreats and private education. She is a warmline expert for lactation questions and is available to support women and family members who may be experiencing mood disorders. She is a mom with a teenage daughter.
Angel Mattes, CD is our Labor Support Coordinator and will introduce you to your prospective labor support doula and/or on-call childcare provider, as well as provide you with ongoing support. She is an experienced labor support and postpartum doula, lactation educator, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST), and has three children of her own.
Claire Zawa is our Care Manager and Postpartum Care Coordinator. She will introduce you to your prospective postpartum doula and provide ongoing support. She will also help you to explore any of our services or obtain resources. Claire is also a labor support doula trained through DONA in 2009 and a postpartum doula. Claire has recently completed Level One training as a Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) teacher with Nancy Bardacke.
Debra Ehmann is our Manager and she handles billing and payment questions. She is also an artist and designer. You can visit her website DebandMartinArt.com to see her work!