Debra Bozik, AAS (Paralegal), LMT, CBE, CD (DONA), is a birthworker by accident. Starting as a massage therapist in 2012, it was her goal to certify in prenatal massage and stop there. In 2016, she received certification in Prenatal, Labor and Postpartum Massage (Kate Jordan Seminars - Bodywork for the Childbearing Year), got into Spinning Babies in October 2016 by chance and claims that is when she fell down the “rabbit hole of my birthworker journey.” In June 2017, she received training at a DONA International Workshop for Birth Doula and completed DONA certification in 2019, and in May 2018, Debra traveled to Seattle and gained another certificate from Bastyr University/Simkin Center for Childbirth Education. She is a self-declared nerd and wants to continue education in the healthcare aspect of prenatal, labor/delivery and postpartum care. Some things most wouldn’t know about Debra is that she was a founding member and skater for the Quad City Rollers (2007-2012) and helped found the coed children’s roller derby team, The Orphan Brigade. She loves to travel and hopes to someday get to Ireland, Iceland and Vietnam. In her spare time, Debra loves spending time with her husband Chris, her kids Kailee, Padriac and her pitbull Hemi. She likes yoga, hiking and camping and admits to being addicted to Ancient Aliens.
SUE SWISHER AWARD WINNER FY2020 QTR 1