Director, Doula Program
Jalana has been working with childbearing families as a doula since 1983. She is certified as a doula and Approved Birth Doula Trainer by DONA International. From 2000 to 2009, she was the Western Canada Director on DONA’s International Board of Directors. She was also one of the founders of Doula Services Association of BC. Jalana is a Certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator and has taught prenatal classes in the Vancouver area since 1989. Jalana has been with SCBP since the inception and has trained our doulas, designed the doula program and continues to be the Mentor/Mother to all the doulas in our program. Jalana participates in the Connecting Pregnancy group sessions co-facilitating some groups from the beginning and all other groups joining for the session on the role of the doula and coping in labour.
Jalana loves her work with the SCBP and felt she was offered her dream job when she joined the SCBP team.
Jalana has three adult children, Kye, Teil and Sharai, and is loving being “Memaw” to a very adored and scrumptious grandchild. She lives in Langley with her husband, Chris, together they love all things animals, and babies. They have one very senior yellow lab named J. Page (after Jimmy Page of course), a 150-pound fuzzy Rottweiler appropriately name Bear. They also have a “minipig” named Ziggy, who turned out to be a potbelly pig that weighs 250 lbs and is the real boss of the household.
Jalana loves travel inspired by attending high school in Singapore. She loves the outdoors, anywhere with a great view and photographing her adventures!