Commission Members

Chanel L. Porchia-Albert

Chanel Porchia-Albert, Founder, Ancient Song Doula Services: Chanel L. Porchia Albert CD, CPD, CLC, CHHC is the founder and Executive Director of Ancient Song Doula Services a reproductive health organization focused on providing resources and full spectrum doula services to women of color and marginalized communities. Her work within infant and maternal health has led her across the globe to Uganda were she has served as a maternal health strategist in rural war torn areas to address the lack of resources to birthing mothers, she is a certified lactation counselor, midwifery assistant and vegan chef and has served on various advisory boards throughout the country. She has served as a consultant for the NYC Department of Health in Mental Hygiene and other healthcare institutions engaging providers in birth justice and serves on the advisory board at Ariadne Labs at Harvard Medical School, Board of Directors for March for Moms, Board Member of The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery and Village Birth Intl. Most recently she has been appointed to the NYC Mayors Commission on Gender Equity and Advisory Board Member for Marymount College School of Politics 7 Human Rights. Her work in birth and reproductive justice continues to span into the research and methods of care of marginalized people and people of color bringing a human rights framework into birthing rooms and beyond into institutional reform and accountability measures within healthcare to address implicit bias and racism. Chanel and Ancient Song work has been featured on CNN’s Champions for Change, cover of Working Mother Magazine, NY Times and more. When she is not teaching or facilitating workshop you can find her spending time with her six children.