Our Team


Our outstanding volunteer board of directors…

Marika Reid Hall BA, HDP, RAc.

Marika is the current Chair of the board as well as a mama, Acupuncturist, Holistic Doula and Shamanic Practitioner. Her passion for this work began while travelling around the world and realizing how little help families have during the birthing years in our culture. Her own experience working with clients and as a mama has provided further evidence that to raise a child takes a village and through her work on the board and with her clients she is dedicating to making change and creating more community support especially in the postpartum year.

For more information https://marikareidhall.com


Our amazing staff …

Laura Interlandi
Education Coordinator

Laura Interlandi is a postpartum-centric full-spectrum doula, and mother of 3 living on unceded Quw’utsun and Malahat land. She comes from a lineage of educators and uses her creative background, and desire for full-scale systems change, to re-imagine emergent learning experiences.

Laura became a doula in New York City where she had the opportunity to learn from powerful and diverse teachers and leaders at the front lines of reproductive justice movements; she hears the voices of her mentors in her mind and strives to honour them through her work.

When she isn’t working in the community through Birthing Families Foundation, or in her private doula practice, Laura can be found writing and collaborating with her creative soulmate Erica Livingston through their shared platform and business, Birdsong Brooklyn. Laura loves to make people laugh in uncomfortable situations, and her favorite place to be is in her garden belting out 90’s diva classics while pretending like she knows what she’s doing with plants.

Pamela Shakespeare, BA
Administrative Coordinator for Birthing Families Foundation.

Pamela has a BA in Global Studies from Vancouver Island University which gave her an in depth global perspective of the inequities our society is facing. This lead her to social justice movements such as indigenous rights, occupy Wall Street, refugee crisis’ and then to birth justice, which she became more aware of when she was pregnant with her second child six years ago.

Now she is passionate about creating a healthy, inclusive, equitable world, which begins with healthy beginnings and where she came to co-found Birthing Families Foundation. She also loves growing food and providing nourishing meals for her family, being out in nature hiking, surfing, scuba diving and exploring.


Our amazing volunteers

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