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.

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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 husband and 3 kids since 2009. As the CADS Treasurer, Kate is responsible for all the money, as well as the Social Media accounts. In addition to being a doula, Kate loves to write, and is blogger for the Cincinnati Mom’s Blog!

Kacey WidmeyerMember at Large


Tia MooreMember at Large


Jennifer TulloMember at Large