Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Empowered Black Doula was founded in Orlando, Florida by Keshia Lockett. The founder
passion for supporting women while giving birth started at an adolescent age. Keshia Lockett believes that transforming birth starts with the birthing person. She understands that education and knowledge is at the forefront of this evolution.
While shifting in business the founder created The Black Doula Tour, which was manifested after attending a health seminar with holistic professionals. As Empowered Black Doula grows, we envision reaching every pregnant person around the world providing education through birth and beyond, by expanding our global connections, achieving international success, & partnering in elevating birth.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
Hi everyone! My name is Ivana Thomas and I am a certified holistic birth and postpartum doula. I’m also a mom to a beautiful baby girl.
My doula training was specifically tailored to me learning about natural healing, birth, and postpartum care with a HEAVY background on educating women of color on how to reduce the black maternal health care crisis in America.
My favorite things to do are hanging out with my friends, playing with my dog, learning new things, yoga, plants, and most importantly learning more about African spiritual practices and aromatherapy techniques.
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of Central Florida and have worked with children for many years including nannying for families, speech therapy, tutoring & more!
I have always been a very nurturing person and my passion has always been surrounded by supporting children and families. I am all about supporting women regardless of what they choose to do with their bodies and educate them as much as I can to take control of their bodily autonomy.
I was born and raised in Miami, Fl but I currently Reside in Orlando. Since I was a child I’ve always had a passion for the health and well being of others. I wanted to be a surgeon as a kid then later realized that my calling was to be a birth worker. Seeing the high Mortality rate of POC giving birth ignited a fire in me and I realized it was time for me to make a difference in my community. Now I am currently on a journey to provide proper care and advocate for women. I want you to know that as your doula I will provide you with Wholistic care; Caring for your mind, body and soul as we go on this journey together.
Birth & Postpartum Doula
A birth and postpartum doula who provides the education, care, and support that mothers and their partners need to have a fulfilled birth experience. Ameena is a Florida native who has always had a passion for helping others, children, and holistic wellness.
It’s her goal to provide a serene non-judgmental space that which, supports your choice and that advocates for your rights.
"Always divinely by your side"
If you're interested in becoming a part of the team please email your resume and cover letter to