BirthRoot Community Doula Alliance

BirthRoot Doulas are positioned to improve how our clients navigate Erie’s health system by providing representational support at one of the most important times in a woman’s life. Through relationships, we empower women to comprehend and utilize the resources available in our community in the hopes of improving the livelihood and wellness of these Erie families.

Meet Our Doulas

Erika M

Erika is a trained Doula, through Dona International, and is currently working towards certification. She earned her Masters Degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling, then received a Bachelors Degree from Mercyhurst University in Family and Marriage Studies with a Minor in Art Therapy. She also earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration /Accounting. Erika is an Accredited Certified Domestic Violence Specialist. Erika currently works as a Family Based Therapist.

Andrea C

 Andrea resides in Erie PA.  She is a licensed massage therapist with certification in prenatal massage, as well as a community herbalist.  Her calm, laid back nature makes everyone around her feel at ease. She is a great listener for she believes this is truly how we get to know our clients and their needs.  

Melissa M

Melissa was born and raised in Erie. She is a single mother of two amazing young men. 

She has a heart for all moms but a special place in her heart for young mothers. Her laid back and easygoing nature are very inviting and
comforting. She recently turned over a new leaf and became a Life Coach through Covenant Coaching Academy.  Melissa is hoping to use her skills as a trained coach to assist in the transition of “expecting” to a new mom as easily as possible. 

DaVona P

DaVona was born, raised, and resides in the city of Erie with her wife Angelica. Since a child, she has been a nurturer and as the oldest child of four, she has assisted her Mother in helping with her siblings. DaVona has been drawn to the birthing process and wanting to assist those on their own birthing journey whether that be birthing a child, a new experience, or a sense of self.

Although she has not experienced being pregnant/birthing a child; she understands the significance of having safe, holistic support in the birthing experience. Her Doula Care Philosophy is to provide compassionate, respectful, inclusive, and culturally appropriate care to all birthing persons. 

DaVona is a trained birth doula and Reiki practitioner.

Contact Us

call or text (814) 449-6200