End of Life Doula Directory


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Diane Szwajkowski

Hello, my name is Diane Szwajkowski. Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my practice. I am a Certified Doulagivers Specialist. The name of my practice is Doula Di Ann LLC. My Mother’s name was Ann and it is in her honor I created this practice. Thank you and I love…

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Marianne Antes

Marianne is a Certified End of Life Doula who received her training through the Doulagivers Institute. She has a background in nursing with a focus on hospice and palliative care and is a current Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse. Her objective is to assist individuals, their caregivers and families in the process of preparing for…

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Heather Manners

Why did I want to become an End-of-Life Doula? The fact is, I’ve been one for most of my life. My mom had a massive heart attack when I was twelve years old. She survived the heart attack but was limited on what she was able to do. Over the years, I documented twelve pages…

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Penny Phelps

Hello, my name is Penny Phelps and I have completed the End of Life Certified Doulagivers program. I am so happy to hold this space of presence and build trust and education a loved one experiencing their end of life and help create a beautiful space for a legacy to be transformed into precious memories.

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Mindy Drossner

Since 1998, Mindy has worked with thousands of older adults and their families to bring quality of life, comfort and meaning to those in their later years or with significant medical conditions. While some of Mindy’s journeys with clients take just weeks, many are deeper connections that have grown over years and, as the individual’s needs change, her approach and focus does as well. As a licensed social worker, Mindy utilizes interventions to help reduce fear and anxiety, promote informed decision-making, strengthen relationships and reconnect to joyful living. Enhancing the well-being of her clients is the very heart of Mindy’s practice.

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Marian Sensenig

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA, with a twin brother and three younger sisters, our family grew up very close emotionally and spiritually.

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Erik Peterson

Since graduating from a post-baccalaureate program in 2015, Erik worked various jobs until COVID-19 swept through their community of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The coronavirus had taken the world by surprise, leaving millions devastated and unprepared. Facing the harsh realities of a pandemic encouraged Erik to learn about caring for the sick and dying. Their relationship to…

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Wendy Wells

Wendy Wells-Chanampa

Wendy is a Registered Professional Guardian with expertise in senior care, a Certified End of Life Doula, a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and a Certified Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. She is also a Certified PAC (Positive Approach to Care) Dementia Care…

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James Desiderati

James Desiderati, RN has more than two decades of nursing experience, with the majority spent in home health and hospice care. Hundreds of patients and families have benefited from his clinical expertise, compassion and empathy, and his caring conversational style. Jim also understands what it is like to care for a loved one from a…

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