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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020-2022
Committed to the CCCN Mission, Vision and Values.
Dedicated to the birth and wellness professionals, and community of the Central Coast.
Hello, my name is Zabrina Cox, I am a Labor & Delivery RN, Certified Labor Doula, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. I am currently working on my certification as a StillBirthday Doula for families experiencing loss. I have lived on the Central Coast for 17 years. Since 2007, I have been serving in the birth community. I have had the honor to care for birthing families in both SLO County and Santa Maria. I truly LOVE what I do.
I am excited to bridge the gap between childbirth professionals and families on the Central Coast to grow a bigger and stronger birth community TOGETHER. In my free time, as often as we can, I love to have family days of our own with my husband and preschooler enjoying anything outdoors.
My name is Alexandra Klein, over the last 9 years my role in the Santa Maria Valley has evolved from CrossFit fitness coach to BIRTHFIT Coach, and now on my way to becoming a Doula. Over the last 5 years, I have become a mother to three delightful and spunky daughters. It was through becoming a mother that I decided I needed to be involved in other people’s journeys into parenthood too. I want to provide the care, support, and understanding for others as they make decisions for themselves and their children. I want to help our SMV community grow so that more families are birthed through love.
Cynthia MacDuff brings with her extensive experience working in the nonprofit sector. Over the past 14 years Cynthia has worked at several nonprofits in both direct client work and administrative positions and currently works at Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County as a Grants Senior Manager. Her nonprofit experience includes grant writing, implementation, and management; budget development and monitoring; program evaluation; staff supervision; and family advocacy. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Masters of Public Administration and is bilingual in English and Spanish. In addition to her work at FSA, Cynthia works as a birth doula with the firm belief that all people deserve an empowered, supported birth where they feel they are their strongest selves. CCCN’s mission is the perfect blend of Cynthia’s passions and she is looking forward to using her skills to further the missions for families preconception through the first year. Cynthia was born and raised on the central coast, and after spending 10 years in Wyoming, returned to the central coast to raise her family. When not working in the nonprofit sector or as a doula, Cynthia enjoys reading, knitting, running, and spending time with her family.
Hi, I’m Ashley Daoust. I am a certified doula and babywearing educator and have been passionate about family planning, birth and postpartum for all of my life. Witnessing the birth of my brother, and having been drawn to caring for my mother when she was pregnant with him - at just five and a half years old - really laid the path for my desire to serve families later on. It has been an honor to walk that path off and on for 20 years; solidly serving the Central Coast as a doula and babywearing educator for the past 3 years. Now my path has shifted to serving the community in another way: as a surrogate for a local family, which happens to be a past doula family of mine. This family is expecting the arrival of their baby early October and I am honored to be the vessel that can complete their family. Additionally, I have been a mother for over 20 years and am Noni to my sweet grandbaby girl, and soon to be sweet grandbaby boy. I have been a PTA/PTO member for 16 years and have served on the executive board as secretary collectively for just under a decade for those organizations. I am excited to parallel that role with Central Coast Childbirth Network and work alongside amazing people who share the same passion and vision in serving families in our area and beyond.
My current role is Family Services Coordinator at Children’s Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County and Serving the Board as a Board of Director. My ultimate goal is to be in the service of others. My biggest achievement is to be the mother to my five biological and adoptive child.
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