Barbara has been an active birth doula and Lamaze educator for over 25 years. She maintains her certifications with DONA International and Lamaze International, is a member of Lamaze’s Certification Committee, trains Hug Your Baby instructors, and is a DONA approved Birth Doula Trainer. In 2012 she became an IBCLC. In addition to teaching Lamaze seminars for training childbirth educators and doula trainings, she has taught Labor Support for Nurses, Labor Support and the Teen Specialist programs of Lamaze throughout the United States, Canada, Iceland, and Korea. Barbara has served as President of DONA International, Chair of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS), and President of Lamaze International. Currently she serves on the Certification Council of Lamaze International and the Leadership Team of CIMS.