Meet the doulas & Staff:

Executive Director

Erica is the founder of the Minnesota Prison Doula Project. She is

 psychotherapist specializing in families affected by incarceration.


Program Director

Rae is the director of MnPDP. She also facilitates childbirth education and attends births of those incarcerated at Minnesota's only state prison for women.


We Rise! Founder​

Tonja is the leader of MnPDP's leadership circle, We Rise! She uses her lived experience to advocate for the change that is needed to restore our communities from the trauma of mass incarceration.


Research Director

Rebecca is the Research Director for the MnPDP. She is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota's Medical School.

additional staff & doula bios coming soon
Prison Doula Project


Minnesota Prison Doula Project
PO Box 18603

Minneapolis, MN 55418

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