Melissa Harley, AdvCD/BDT(DONA), LCCE
Director of Marketing/Public Relations
Melissa has been a working with expectant families for over 13 years with her business, Capital City Doula Services. She began her doula career in 2002 and quickly became certified with DONA International (2003) and Lamaze International (2005). In 2009, Melissa was appointed as a DONA approved birth doula trainer where she has been able to combine her passion for adult learning and mentoring the next generation of doulas with her skill, knowledge and experience as a certified birth doula. In 2016, Melissa joined the esteemed group of DONA International Advanced Doulas receiving the credentials of AdvCD(DONA). In her time as a birth doula and childbirth educator, Melissa has also written for several publications including the Bearing Witness Book Series; The DONA Doula Chronicles Blog; and the Lamaze International blog, Science and Sensibility. Before joining the DONA Board of Directors as the Public Relations and Marking Director, Melissa served as the Southeastern US Regional Director, and also as the Florida SPAR(State Rep). She has served on a variety of DONA International and Lamaze International leadership committees. Melissa and her family (husband and two teenagers) live in North Florida.