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Staff & Affiliates 2018-01-11T23:50:28+00:00

STAFF

AFFILIATES

STAFF

ANDREA SHANDRI, M.Ed, CD(DONA), CCCE

OWNER

Andrea started IDA in 2014 after being a doula for 3 years. She lives in Urbandale with her family.

LAURA LACINA

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Laura is the face behind the emails you receive! She helps the agency run on the backend.

KRISTEN MEAD

REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Kristen, an experienced doula, accepted the role of RC when the agency expanded to Eastern Iowa in 2017.

AFFILIATES

ANGELA SWIETER, BSN, IBCLC

LACTATION CONSULTANT

Angela is our in-house lactation specialist for Central Iowa. She owns Basking Babies in Altoona.

JENNIFER PITKIN, IBCLC

LACTATION CONSULTANT

Jennifer is our in-house lactation specialist for Eastern Iowa. She and her family live in Marion.

AMANDA HARDY, Ph.D, LMHC

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

Dr. Hillman is one of the only LMHCs to offer in-home or virtual therapy. We’re ecstatic to support her.

“I am a labor and delivery nurse and have worked with a lot of doulas…Andrea and the doulas at the Iowa Doula Agency are the best that I have worked with by far.”
LAUREN FRIDLEY, MERCY MEDICAL CENTER

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