Katrina Hampson (Treasurer) joined the volunteer Leadership Team as Head of Finance in May 2017. Katrina works in retail finance at the Furness Building Society and holds a DFSM diploma in financial services management. She has been a member of Doula UK since 2007 and is a Recognised Doula.
Jay Urquhart joined the volunteer Leadership Team, without portfolio, in June 2017. Jay is a recently Recognised Doula, having come to birth work from a corporate background of capability management and workforce planning, and brings a raft of administration and project management experience to the organisation.
Olivia Southey joined the volunteer Leadership Team as Head of Policy in October 2016. A Recognised doula, Olivia has also been a hypnobirthing teacher since 2014, and co-facilitates the Positive Birth Movement Chiswick. Olivia has a background in communications and research, with a remit spanning copy writing, environmental policy and performance, and maternal health research.
Alison Edwards has been a Recognised Doula since 2012 and is passionate about Doulas, Doula UK and empowering women. She moved from Guernsey to the UK in 1998 and has six children ranging from twenty to ten years old. She is a Chair of Governors; Barnardos Infant feeding volunteer and loves fundraising.
Nicola has been a doula since 1999 and has been involved with Doula UK since its inception (Recognised in 2004). She is passionate about protecting the birthing space for women. In the ’80s, Nicola ran a breast milk bank at her local hospital, which was extremely challenging, but sat well alongside her duties at that time as a breastfeeding counsellor. She has also been on her local MSLC (Maternity Services Liaison Committee) and is now a volunteer breastfeeding peer supporter at her local hospital.