Laura Ricketts

Vice Chair

Laura is a wife and mother and a Birth and Bereavement Doula. Certified in Psychological First Aid and trauma, Laura uses her personal experience as a bereaved mother and her professional experience as a Birth doula and a Bereavement doula to serve women and families through her ministry: FiLumena Birth and Bereavement. When not attending a birth, Laura gives workshops and presentations on the topic of reproductive loss and healing. In these presentations Laura offers hope, practical tools to help mothers and families heal, and concrete ways for others to support and assist those who seek this healing. Laura also serves as Vice Chair of The Guiding Star Project, on the Board of Directors of TeenSTAR USA, and as a Client Manager for And Then There Were None. Laura resides in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her amazing husband, four living children.