About CADS

Cincinnati Area Doula Society (aka CADS) is an organization of Doulas that serves to promote and support the work of independent birth professionals in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

Our purpose is to:

• promote awareness and education regarding options for pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum for families;
• to provide and encourage networking, cooperation and furthering education opportunities for the birth professional community;
• and to promote the use of and access to Doulas to the general public.

CADS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that brings together doulas who have their own businesses as well as groups, agencies, and teams to support each other, represent our profession at events, and educate the community.


Board Members

Lisa Suttschenko, President

Lisa and her husband are native Cincinnatians and have three sons (17,14 and 8). She lives in Loveland where she enjoys outdoor activities with her family and travel when she can squeeze it in. Supporting families through pregnancy, birth and parenthood are her passions and she is an expert in the Simplicity Parenting approach. As President of CADS, she most enjoys running our “coffee talk” groups, networking with other birth professionals and helping create a supportive environment where all feel welcome.

Tiffany Jensen, Vice President

Gina Martell, Secretary

Kate Rich, Treasurer

Kate is originally from Providence, RI, and has lived in Cincinnati with her family since 2009. As the CADS Treasurer, Kate is responsible for all the money. In addition to being a doula, Kate is a childbirth educator at The Christ Hospital, and is also working on her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati!

Kacey WidmeyerMember at Large

Tia MooreMember at Large

Jennifer TulloMember at Large