Doula Program Team

Rayna Degree

Rayna Degree-Starling has been a Doula since 1999. She has always had great love for pregnant women and children.  She is a mom of 4 and a grandmother of 8, and that keeps her in her wonderful world.

  • Certified Birth Doula through DONA
  • DONA certified Birth Doula Trainer
  • Certified Childbirth Educator through CAPPA
  • Certified Postpartum Doula through CAPPA
  • Certified Lactation Counselor through the Center for Breastfeeding
  • Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator


Gabriela DeAlba

Gabriela (Gaby) DeAlba has been a Doula since 2004. She loves working as a Doula and teaching childbirth education and breastfeeding classes. She loves her girls/clients. Being able to get to know them and to be with them during their labor is great. She is a mom of 2 herself, and loves it!

  • Certified Birth Doula through DONA


Janet De La Cruz


Gloria Guillen

Gloria became a doula because she feels every woman should have great support during their labor. She wishes she had a doula during her pregnancy because had to endure an emergency C-section alone without any support. Gloria never wants any woman to go through what she did which is why she became a doula. Gloria wants to help expecting moms that have little to no support feel cared for during their birth experience. She loves seeing how happy moms are when their babies are born. The best part of her job is knowing that she helped a mom get through the wonderful experience that is child birth. In her free time, Gloria takes care of her very active one year old son Julian.


Bemi Oworu

Bemi was born and raised in Nigeria and moved to Loganville, Georgia in 2002 with her family. Bemi graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology and later earned a Masters Degree in Public Health with a concentration in maternal and child health from the University of South Florida in 2014. Bemi came to UCP in 2014 as an intern while completing her degree at USF and was then kept on as the Doula Program manager. In her spare time Bemi enjoys visiting different beaches in Florida, spending time with friends exploring Tampa, trying new restaurants, volunteering at the children’s ministry at her church and travelling.


Nathalia Watkins