Felica Turner-Walton serves as the Doula Network Coordinator for FFBWW. A wife and mother of 6 children (two of whom are not Earthside), Felica leads purposeful work inspired by her children and devoted to protecting the health of mothers, babies and their families. She is a Certified Grief Educator, Grief Support Specialist, Certified Peer Specialist, Maternal Mental Health Peer Support Specialist, Certified Parent Peer Specialist, and End of Life Doula. She is also a member of the Black Maternal Child Health Alliance (BMCHA), Postpartum Support International (PSI) and Mom Congress.
Outside of the Foundation, Felica is the founder of the Healing Our Hearts Foundation, a community-based grief support organization and education service supporting families who have experienced a loss. A native of Detroit, MI, Felica grew up in Greenwood, MS where she saw first-hand the lack of support for families in loss due to gun violence, infant/maternal loss, or natural causes. Her work as an advocate for Infant and Maternal Health started after the passing of her son Zaire in 2016, an experience that ignited Felica’s leadership and advocacy in the maternal and child health space. Felica currently holds Wisconsin certifications as a Peer Support Specialist and Parent Peer Support Specialist. Felica is also a Maternal Mental Health Peer Support Specialist. She is a graduate of United Way of Dane County Boardwalk Program, and the University of Wisconsin Odyssey Program. She is also a current LEND trainee, supporting initiatives for families of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (CYSHN). Felica volunteers with many organizations within Dane County and strives to push partnerships and collaborations. She likes to spend her time helping others along their own healing journey.
She is a recipient of the 2022 Amy Awards, dedicated to Amy and Jocelyn Gannon. In her spare time, Felica loves crafting, traveling, and spending time with her family.