Board of Directors and Volunteers

Learn about the people who help maintain the high level of service at AOD

Our Volunteer Board of Directors:


Stefanie Antunes

Stefanie Antunes

Stefanie Antunes is a certified birth and postpartum doula with DONA International. She is also a birth doula trainer for DONA. She is the founder of the Birth Doula Program at The Scarborough Hospital, former Director of Public Relations for DONA International...

Kimberly Thomson

Kimberly Thomson

Kimberly is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring 20 years of not for profit management experience to the AOD Board and membership. Her education in infant mental health has allowed her to implement...

Stefanie Antunes

Helena McMann

Helena believes in non – judgemental support and help to ease anxiety and fear related to birth. She believes parents CAN be confident and prepared for both their birth and early months of parenting. She believes...



Shaunacy King is a certified birth and postpartum doula. She is the Director and lead trainer at Doula Training Canada. She came into doula work through her academic studies in social policy and women's studies. She is currently working on development projects related to doula work across Canada.

Melissa Cowl

Melissa Cowl

Mélissa is a DONA Certified Doula and DONA Approved Doula Trainer. She brings a wealth of personal experience combined with a professional background of childbirth-related training to DoulaCARE Mélissa spent two years working with all levels of hospital staff, members of the community and Ministry of Health officials to reopen the...


Stephanie Alouche

Stephanie has provided both birth and postpartum Doula support to growing families in and around the GTA since 1996. She provides breastfeeding support to new families in their homes and enjoys her parenting mentor program, helping families...

Kimberley Healey-Fernandez


Kimberley is a CAPPA Certified Labour and Postpartum Doula and Childbirth Educator and a published author. She currently teaches prenatal classes at St Michael's hospital and is a CAPPA Faculty member facilitating Doula trainings all over Canada...

Alyssa Armstrong



Nadine is a certified Birth and Postpartum Doula with Doula Training Canada, as well as a certified Dancing for Birth Instructor and proud member of Evidence Based Birth. After fifteen years working in childcare, and her experience raising her own four daughters, she decided to bring her passion and knowledge to the Doula world in 2016 alongside her mother. They have been working as a unique mother-daughter team and helping educate and support parents in Durham Region and the GTA ever since. As a child and young adult, Nadine traveled extensively and resided in Mexico for nearly a decade. Nadine is proud to be able to offer her Doula services in French and Spanish and believes that better support during pregnancy, birth and postnatal periods creates stronger and healthier families. Nadine joins the AOD with the ambition of learning as much as she can so she can help other Doulas and further assist with growing this wonderful profession in Ontario.