Kathleen retired from Douglas College in March 2017. She was part of the Health Sciences Faculty as the Perinatal Program Manager responsible for Prenatal and Career Development Programs for 28 years.
She is a Childbirth Educator, Fellow of the American college of Childbirth Educators (FACCE), DONA International Birth Doula, Birth Doula Trainer for 24 years , Past President of DONA , DONA Mentor and received the Advanced Doula Designation in 2015 . Kathleen is a former La Leche League Leader, Lactation Consultant with over 35 years of experience in teaching and working with childbearing families.
Recipient of the Penny Simkin Award for Doula Spirit and Mentoring, Advanced Doula designation, Douglas College Team Excellence Award and Award of Excellence With Distinction from BC Women’s Hospital for her contributions as part of the interdisciplinary team teaching the Normal Birth Workshop for UBC medical and midwifery students.
Kathleen’s commitment to quality education and life-long learning has also been acknowledged with the “Kathie Lindstrom Continuing Education Fund” implemented and provided by the BC Doula Services Association.
Kathleen’s presentations throughout North America and internationally, have been well received and seen as being inspiring and instrumental in changing practice. She incorporates her vast range of knowledge and experience with her respectful caring manner, humour and passion.
Kathleen is married to Ronald and they have four sons, one daughter, three daughter-in-loves, one son-in-love and soon to be 8 grandchildren.