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 birthing unit in her area. Her experience collaborating on a university-led research group looking into the crisis in sustaining primary maternity care workers in Ontario has been an asset to the reopening project in Alliston. Mélissa was the Producer of only Canadian production of Karen Brody’s critically acclaimed hit play, “Birth”, in 2007. Alongside her husband Chris, Mélissa enjoys family life with their six home-educated children in Central Ontario.