|Born and raised in Massachusetts, Stefani grew up in a tight-knit community surrounded by family. After studying Psychology at the University of Michigan she spent years traveling and collaborating with people from across the globe; learning and embracing various cultures and practices. Much of her career was focused in building and fostering client relationships and digital accessibility for all. In 2003, Stefani was first introduced to the significance and impact of being an end-of-life doula, as she guided a dear friend through her mother’s passing. While her role was unofficial at the time, she recognized that she had an intuition towards guiding people through this difficult aspect of life, and it prepared her for what would later become one of her greatest passions.
In 2013, Stefani was the support person and Power of Attorney for a dear friend. She walked the full journey with her and her children from terminal diagnosis to end of life.
“We planned, we cried, we laughed and we walked together through each stage leading up to her death. Being present for her inspired me to learn more about the end of life process and becoming a Doula as a profession”.
After receiving her certification as an End of Life Doula, so that she could practice in her own community, Stefani is honored to help educate, support and provide a peaceful transition for patients and families. She is a firm believer that the connections we make and nurture throughout life, combined with each individual’s unique experiences, are what lead us to each moment of each day; and bring us that much closer to equanimity.