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We are an association of independent doulas and related care providers who work with families during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum.


We serve the Pioneer Valley (Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden counties) as well as eastern Berkshire County, southern Vermont, southern New Hampshire, and northern Connecticut.

GRDN is a registered nonprofit organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and a 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit. All donations to GRDN are tax-deductible, and because we are a purely volunteer-run group, 100% of your donations go toward our doula stipend program!

Meet Our Board Members

Our board uses a structure inspired by sociocracy. Some key principles in sociocracy are decentralized power, consent decision making, clear meeting structure, and roles. Knowing that we all have skill to bring to this work, we share responsibilities horizontally. Our aim is to create a community where all members feel welcomed, nourished, and encouraged in their professional journey. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or feedback:



Kayla Chatterton


President, Co-Director in charge of: Doula Stipend Program, Community Events, Admin

Theanna Hernandez-Tiedemann

Co-Director in charge of: Doula Stipend Program, Website, Social Media


Martha Hoffman

Co-Director in charge of: Internal Systems, Meeting Facilitation, LGBTQ+ rep


Nicole DaCampo

Co-Director in charge of: Finances, Fundraising, Professional Development Events


Jaq Tuttle

Co-Director in charge of: Community Events

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