Volunteers are the heart and soul of PALS Doulas. We are an all-volunteer organization. We are always looking to offer more to our members – more trainings, more opportunities for networking, more benefits! Volunteers like you make that possible.

Below are current volunteers working within our various programs. If you see something that interests you, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator to learn more about what the position entails. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at a future PALS event.

Executive Committee: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Certification
President – Tiffany Guenther
Vice President – Anna Linares
Secretary – Rebekah Gilley
Treasurer – Janiece Collopy
Certification – Barrie Rein Thunemann
Board Members at Large- Ildi Sebestyen, Mariah Falin, Barbara Decker

Please email a brief letter of intent to info@palsdoulas.org if you are interested in joining the Board of Directors. You do not need to be a doula to be on the Board of Directors. Board meetings are held once a month.

Program Leads and Members
Administration Team
– Switchboard and Referral Lead: Georgie Coote
– Bookkeeper: Dorothy Landeen
– Membership and Renewal Lead: Kate Lindberg
– Certification Processor: Tiffany Guenther
– Care Provider Outreach (Hospital Ambassador) Lead: Mary Ann Rohrer
Team members: Kim James, Rebekah Gilley, Ildi Sebestyen, Barb Decker, Debra Shelden, Valista Cleaver , Kelsey Dunlap, Laura Vilage
– Certification Committee Lead: Barrie Rein Thunemann
Team members: Heidi Biddle, Debra Shelden
– Communications Lead:
– Continuing Education (Advanced Doula Training) Lead:
– Doula Community Outreach (Monthly Meetings) Co-leads: Ildi Sebestyen
– Marketing Lead: Anna Linares
Team members: Ildi Sebestyen, Tiffany Guenther, Heidi Biddle, Dorothy Landeen, Lynn Hernandez 
– Membership and Renewal Lead: Kate Lindberg
– Mentorship Program Lead: Barbara Decker
Team members: Lynn Lambie, Kim James, Melinda Ferguson, Crystal Gurney, Mariah Falin, Ildi Sebestyen, Gwen Dupree, Carrie Kenner, Laurie Ufer, Susie Bordner, and Tiffany Guenther
– Northwest Doula Conference Lead: Mariah Falin
Team members: Ildi Sebestyen, Tiffany Guenther, Gwen Kiehne, Charlene Hamilton, Janiece Collopy, Laura Marsh
– PALS Promoters (Bastyr speakers) Co-leads:
Team members: Mariola Klein, Rebekah Gilley, Janiece Collopy, Barbara Decker, Tatyana Stronks
– REC (Race Equity Committee) Lead: Position available
Team members: Andrea Starbird, Angharad Hollingworth, Nathalie Hennessy, Michelle Walker, Ildi Sebestyen
– Volunteer Coordinator: Anna Linares
– Website Editor: Mariah Falin
– Website Committee:
– Welcome Doula: