Johanna D’Leo, CD/PCD(DONA)
Director of Certification
Johanna currently serve as Director of Certification for DONA. Her journey towards becoming a doula began during her first pregnancy. When she shared her birth plan with her OB, he told her that to have the birth she wanted, she needed have her baby in a field! She left that practice and started a journey of much reading, investigating choices/options and eventually finding a supportive provider. After supporting friends and families at many births, she read an article about professional doulas and she signed up for the DONA International training, which launched her new career. Johanna became a birth and postpartum doula after retiring from a career in university administration in New York City. She has two children and three grandchildren.