ABOUT OUR DOULAS

All of the Doulas listed here have completed the End of Life Doula Certificate Program at University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine, consisting of at least 80 hours of rigorous, comprehensive educational and experiential training.  Each doula carries End of Life Doula Liability Insurance through CM&F group and have current background checks. Our doulas support each other through on-going education sharing and are able to provide back-up doula support when needed to ensure clients’ services are covered in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

Ellen Roberts
Ellen RobertsProfessional End-of-life Doula
Call 802-2355-2473

My life experiences have all been centered around and grounded by interactions with people. Whenever help or counsel was needed, my instincts have been to respond. A lifetime of this perspective and intuition have led me to my goal of wanting to serve and guide others as they journey through the end of their lives with compassion, understanding, acute listening skills and empathy.

Hospice Training, plus fifteen years experience as an independent care provider for seniors have all brought me to this role. I bring an innate ability to listen and honor each individual on their journey, a calming presence and an open heart. Call: 802-355-2473. Visit my page to learn more. 

Jessica Dewey Abbott
Jessica Dewey AbbottProfessional End-of-life Doula

My passion is facilitating deeply meaningful, peaceful passages in and out of this world. My firstborn, Samuel, was born and died on the same day in 2008. That experience is what led me to this work. Over the past decade, I’ve supported others on their journeys through birth, death and loss in various roles–companion, doula, advocate and bereavement support group facilitator. I am a trained birth and postpartum doula who specializes in pregnancy loss.  For five years I served as a director of Share Southern Vermont, a local chapter of a national pregnancy & infant loss support organization. I am also a Reiki Master.

I serve each individual and family with compassion and unwavering support as they navigate life’s transitions, making sure their choices and values are heard and honored. Call 802-557-1620. Visit my website to learn more.

Julie Ann Kaye
Julie Ann KayeProfessional End-of-life Doula

I bring calming energy and a comfortable space for you to talk about what’s important to you in the final phase of your life. I offer my experience in meditation, senior yoga, and helping people return to natural, nasal breathing and less anxiety. I enjoy organizing, scheduling and would like to be of help to clients and their families in any way that I can, creating a loving and peaceful atmosphere.

I love being with my family and everything nature and outdoors, including hiking, biking, snow shoeing and skiing. Call 732-284-0013 (Hinesburg, VT).  Visit my website to learn more.

Suzanne Slesar
Suzanne Slesar Professional End-of-life Doula

I am a helper.

For as long as I can remember, I have been a helper. I have worked with children and families for most of my life no matter where I have lived. I have been a teacher, social and family worker, aromatherapist, mom, wife, and friend.

I had a calling to join this profession spurred on by my time spent with families, and a chance meeting on an airplane with someone else registered for this certification in 2017.

I am passionate about helping families navigate through these times. My areas of strength are assisting with legacy projects, holding space with and for the family, organization of lists and tasks, vigil planning and sitting. Call 802-598-9727.