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Oregon Doula Association Board of Directors

Elected by the ODA's members, we are thrilled to present to you the 2024 Board of Directors. 

Iris Bicksler

Raeben Nolan

Vera Hyatt

Rebecca Durlin Smith

Tisha West
Membership Chair

Jesse Remer 
Education Chair

Eva Marie

Tamara Martinez 

Oregon Doula Association Staff

Made possible by grant funding, ODA was able to hire two staff to oversee and support the day-to-day operations of the organization. 

Martha Rivera, Program Manager

Martha brings nearly 16 years of dedicated experience in supporting families throughout their perinatal journey. With over six years of expertise in mentoring and training doulas, particularly through the Traditional Health Worker (THW) Doula pathway, Martha is committed to advancing the field.

Prior to her current role, Martha served on the ODA board for six years, progressing from Member at Large to President. She also holds a position as Commissioner on the Oregon Health Authority’s Traditional Health Worker Commission, advocating for fair doula practices, equitable compensation, and comprehensive training for THW Doulas. In her capacity, Martha will continue to collaborate with ODA's board of directors, focusing on supporting the organization's functions. This includes fostering partnerships with Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), clinical providers, health systems, and doulas to bolster the doula workforce.

Katrice Thabet-Chapin, Technical Assistant Coordinator

We are delighted to introduce Kat, our new TA Coordinator dedicated to supporting prospective doulas through the Traditional Health Worker (THW) process. Kat will be hosting virtual office hours to provide guidance and assistance with navigating the Oregon Health Authority’s THW requirements, troubleshooting certification application questions, and facilitating the Medicaid billing journey.

Kat brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in doula care and the certification processes. With a passion for supporting aspiring birth professionals, Kat is committed to ensuring that every individual receives the guidance and resources they need to succeed on their doula journey.

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