Our Team – Seattle

Jocelyn Alt

Founder / Doula / Childbirth Educator

Jocelyn is a certified birth doula and childbirth educator with over 8 years of experience working with expecting and new parents. Jocelyn trained as a doula with The Organization Of Labor Assistants For Birth Options And Resources and has also studied with leading midwife Ina May Gaskin. Prior to founding Ohana, Jocelyn worked in a volunteer capacity as a doula alongside a career in health care policy and strategy. She was a Senior Health Policy Advisor in Congress during the development of health care reform and wrote sections of the new law. She ran the volunteer doula program at the Washington, DC Birth Center for three years and served on the Board of Chicago Volunteer Doulas. In 2012, Jocelyn decided to pursue her passion for supporting expecting and new parents full time by creating Ohana. She grew the company for two years in Chicago and then returned home to Seattle in 2014 to start the second branch here.

Jocelyn considers it a privilege to serve as a doula and childbirth educator for her clients. In addition to emotional and physical support, she is committed to providing unbiased, research-based information so that parents can make the decisions that are best for them at each step of the process. Jocelyn holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In addition to working with women and their partners during pregnancy and the new parenthood stages, Jocelyn enjoys hiking, salsa dancing, and hosting dinner parties. She lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle with her husband Drew Alt.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French


Autumn Duckworth

Doula / Lactation Counselor / Dietitian

Autumn’s passion for birth evolved from her love for athletics, health, and wellness. In 2006, she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences, obtained her license as a Registered Dietitian, and worked in WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) clinics in both Washington state and Hawaii providing nutrition counseling and breastfeeding education. She also had the privilege of volunteering at a maternity home in Puyallup as a dietitian, staff assistant, mentor, and birth mother advocate. The more she worked with pregnant women, the greater her desire to become a birth doula was ignited! Doulas of North America (DONA) International certified Autumn as a birth doula and shortly afterwards she became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She has been serving pregnant and nursing mothers throughout King and Pierce County for over 5 years.

Autumn was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in the suburbs of Seattle. Her life is richly blessed as a follower of Jesus Christ, wife, mother, birth doula, dietitian, and lactation counselor. In February of 2011, she married her wonderful husband who encourages her to pursue life to the fullest! They have established roots in Kirkland, Washington. Her husband’s job as a Project Manager and her occupation as a Mother of two and Birth Doula keep them fairly busy. However, in their free time, they enjoy eating at new restaurants, cooking, kickboxing, hiking, watching Cutthroat Kitchen by the fire, reading, leading a Bible Study, volunteering with their Church, traveling, hanging out with extended family, and taking their son to the park. Autumn looks forward to meeting each of you and supporting you in bringing your beautiful miracle into this world!



Julie Harrison

Certified Nurse Midwife

Julie is a Certified Nurse Midwife with 35 years of experience providing health care to women. She was the Director of Midwife Service at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center for 12 years. Julie retired from midwifery in 2012, and now continues to be involved in the field through her role on the Ohana Advisory Group and other activities. Julie is the mother of two grown children.

Paul Leamon


Paul is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for shaping innovative ideas into successful, high growth enterprises through his company Venturenetix. His most recent success, Wellfount, is a venture capital backed, healthcare services company that has grown from seed concept in 2006 to employing over 100 staff across 9 states of operation today. His previous experience also includes almost 10 years of work in healthcare/business services consulting and investment banking with Booz Allen Hamilton and Wachovia Securities (now Wells Fargo Securities). He holds a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University and an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Anita Verna Crofts

Public Health and Communications Professional

Anita is on faculty at the Department of Global Health and the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, where she serves as the Associate Director of Academic Affairs for the Communications Leadership graduate program. Her courses include: story creation and social engagement, leadership and organizational design in the digital age, and the interplay of culture, identity, and communication. Anita collaborates with partner institutions in the health care space worldwide to develop capacities in leadership, management, and policy development.

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