Ashli Burney

Community-based Doula

Ashli Burney is a proud Detroit native, mother of four boys, and Community-Based Doula at Black Mother’s Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA). She received her Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Baker’s College in 2012. She dreamed of becoming a doula since she was pregnant with her third son. In 2017, she decided to pursue her dream and later graduated from BMBFA’s Community-Based Doula program. Ashli has continued her professional development through several trainings, including Centering Black Mamas: In Practice, Black Maternal Health and the COVID-19 Response, and Full-term Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Benefits. She is a certified direct services committee member of the Black Breastfeeding Caucus, as well as a member of the MOTION Coalition and the Wayne Local Home Visiting Leadership Group. She has also served as a part of the pregnancy workgroup at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Detroit Equity Action. As a career caregiver, Ashli gets very excited when supporting mothers throughout their pregnancy, birth and postpartum journey.