Our Board

Morgane Veronique Richardson, Director:
As Director, Morgane is responsible for overseeing all activities of the Collective, serves as the head of the board of directors and facilitates board meetings, mentor meetings, and general meetings. As an active mentor, she serves as liaison between the Mentor Collective and the Board of Directors. Additionally, Morgane serves as a representative of the Collective to the public and any questions or concerns should be directed to her.

Rina Crane, Advisor To The Board:
As the Advisor, Rina serves on the board for a period of one year following her role as the NYC Doula Collective Director. Rina brings unique knowledge and skills which augment the knowledge and skills of the formal board of directors in order to more effectively guide the organization. In the event that the current Director is unable to serve during a meeting or requests a period of leave (i.e. for health reasons, postpartum leave, etc), Rina will either support the role and vision of the director or will step in as acting director, the decision which is to be decided on between the director and the advisor. and the advisor. Rina serves on the three-person Mediation Committee when there is not a director-elect in place.

Kori Krysh & Raychel Franzen, Referral Coordinators:
As the referrals coordinator, Kori  is the primary voice of the Collective to prospective clients. Our referral coordinator communicate with prospective clients to find doulas who will best match their needs. Raychel, as our Clerical Referrals Coordinator, is responsible for reporting current hiring trends and helping to anticipate the need for new members.

Tymaree Renaud and Melissa McCrumb, Co-Treasurers:
The treasurers, Tymaree and Melissa, handle all monetary matters of the Collective including: collecting member fees, receiving client contracts and payments, distributing mentor compensation and doula payments, managing the budget and accurate recording, providing monthly reports to the Board of Directors, and recommending policies and procedures to facilitate clean and accurate accounting. They also handle all of our tax reporting and end of year filing and can provide receipts for clients looking for FSA or insurance reimbursement.

Aida Alfonzo, Membership Director:
As Membership Director, Aida maintains our membership database, including renewals and updates, interfaces with and maintains files for prospective members, and maintains all documents pertaining to the joining process while assisting new members in the process.

Susannah Rosenfield, Community Outreach Director:
Susannah oversees the Community Outreach Committee and is responsible for reporting the ideas of the committee to the Board for consideration. The committee develops and organizes the Collective’s public presence. They organize participation in public events and create and maintain promotional materials including the website.

Milon Nagi, Archivist:
As archivist, Milon is responsible for recording and maintaining all Collective communications. Milon drafts the agendas and takes minutes at all meetings, posting minutes and other Collective documents online for members to review, and archiving Collective records. She also works with the Website Coordinator and Community Outreach Director to make sure communications and language are reflective of the Collective’s mission and values. Milon also maintains the Collective’s internal website with our resource list.