Mamabird Inc

Our Team

Birdie Johnson

Founding Executive Director

Felicia Hawkins

Director of Doula Program

Deja Hawkins

Director of Operations

Emma Lemke

Director of Communications and Outreach
Dominic Jones
Board President
Hannah Nichols
Board Vice President
Sharee Talbot
Board Treasurer
  • April Denmon
  • Iyonna Davis
  • Sheila Raphiel
  • Chelsea Jones
  • James Grievious
  • Rosalyn Richardson
  • Dafina Tucker
  • Nadiyah Grace
  • Jamila Mallory

Join Our Team!

Mamabird

Birdie Johnson

Meet Birdie Johnson, a Denver native whose journey from massage therapy to doula work began in 2010, igniting a profound passion for supporting pregnant women and families. As the Founding Executive Director of Mama Bird Doula Services and Owner of Mama Bird Maternity Wellness Spa, Birdie champions holistic well-being and reproductive justice, particularly within BIPOC communities. With 12 years of experience as a certified massage professional and multiple certifications as a Full Spectrum Doula and Lactation Educator, Birdie brings extensive expertise to her mission of promoting awareness and access to professional doula support. Through her community engagement and commitment to social causes, Birdie embodies compassionate support and wellness advocacy, making her the fearless leader of Mama Bird Doula Services.

Felicia

Felicia Hawkins

Meet Felicia Hawkins, a seasoned healthcare professional and dedicated advocate for expectant mothers, and Mama Bird’s Doula Mentor. With 24 years of dynamic patient/client care, a doula certification, and robust nursing expertise, Felicia brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to the organization. As a doula mentor at Mama Bird, Felicia guides mentees through their transformative journey in the field of doula care, showcasing her commitment to supporting new professionals. Her nursing background as a Registered Nurse and Nationally Certified School Nurse, combined with her pursuit of a Master’s of Science for Midwifery, demonstrates her dedication to holistic healthcare. Felicia's professional journey includes impactful roles such as a Birth Doula at Pride & Joy Doula Services, LLC, where she provided unwavering support to expectant mothers and facilitated effective communication with medical staff. Her alignment with Mama Bird's mission of empowering BIPOC pregnant individuals for better birth outcomes further amplifies her impact as Mama Bird’s Doula Mentor.

Deja

Deja Hawkins

Meet Deja Hawkins, a dynamic professional from Denver, Colorado, who excels as the Director of Operations at Mama Bird Doula Services, overseeing day-to-day operations and fostering a supportive work environment. Renowned for her goal-oriented approach and commitment to learning, Deja strategically steers the organization toward sustained growth and impact. She is dedicated to cultivating high-performance teams and fostering diversity and inclusion, ensuring every member feels valued. Deja's vision for Mama Bird Doula Services focuses on enhancing operational efficiency and shaping a future of sustainable impact and service excellence. As an exemplary leader, Deja's operational expertise and commitment to inclusivity drive success in the field, shaping the organization's future with excellence and inclusivity.

Emma Lemke

Emma Lemke

Meet Emma Lemke, a dedicated professional with a background in program management and volunteer coordination, driven by her fervent commitment to reproductive justice. Emma's transformative experiences as a Doula and Abortion Clinic Escort have honed her interpersonal skills and deepened her passion for supporting expectant parents. Her unwavering commitment to reproductive justice, bodily autonomy, queer and trans liberation, and anti-racism is evident, and her alignment with Mama Bird's mission of increasing visibility for families of color and creating systemic change through education underscores her passion for equitable maternal healthcare. Emma is excited to contribute her passion, commitment, and dedication to further Mama Bird's impact and success.