Board of Directors



Renee Basham – Executive Director

Renee became a doula in 2016 and has since attended over 25 births. She founded Hope’s Embrace. Her heart lies with serving women who are underserved and marginalized. She is conversationally fluent in ASL and has experience working with teenagers and women who have endured trauma. She also has a heart for bereavement work since she miscarried in 2014.
Renee is happily married with two living children and an angel baby.

Kimberly Hubbard

Kimberly is a stay at home mom living in Lexington. She has her own postpartum doula business and has also served in the National Guard for the last 11 years. She is on the board of Hope’s Embrace because she believes in the importance of providing birth support to all who want and/or need it. The mission of HE is important to Kimberly because she knows that young women deserve to be informed, supported and empowered in an experience as profound and wonderful as birth. Her own birth experience was improved greatly by the presence of a doula, and she supports Renee in her mission to provide the same valuable support to others in Kentucky.

Dusti Murray
Darby Swan
Emma Ward
Courtney Winkle
Sara Wright
Beth Partain

Bios and pictures coming soon!