About Us

Our Mission

Mama To Mama is a non-profit organization working to increase social support for all mothers in an effort to ease the transition to motherhood and promote healthy parenting practices that are sustainable for families, our community and environment.


Meet Our Team!


Shannon Stone-Executive Director

Family PictureShannon is the owner of Mama’s Hip, a natural parenting store and resource center which opened in Louisville, KY 2007. Mama’s Hip offers a variety of groups, classes and activities that foster and nourish relationships among parents, children and community. She believes that community is vital in the transition to motherhood and strives to offer opportunities for mothers to connect with each other and seek professional guidance and support. She founded Mama To Mama in 2012 as a non-profit extension of Mama’s Hip to provide prenatal, postpartum and parenting support to low-income and under served families in Louisville. It is her belief that parents are their children’s best advocates and need support to do the very important work of raising healthy children.

email:  shannon@mamatomama.us


Emily Whitsett Pickett, CD(DONA), CLC–Director of Programs

Emily and FamilyEmily is a certified doula, child birth educator and lactation counselor bringing 14 years of program and service management experience working in both health care and social support settings. In early 2012, she moved to Louisville with her family with dreams to pursue her emerging passion for supporting women and families through their pregnancy and birth journeys. Emily sensed a calling to the Mama to Mama’s mission of connecting underserved mothers with pregnancy and birth support and joined Mama to Mama’s team to help build their perinatal support programs.  Outside of her pursuits as a birth and breastfeeding advocate, she enjoys gluten-free baking, hiking and spending life with her husband and three young children.

email:  emily@mamatomama.us


Anne Darku, CYT–Director of Marketing & Development

Anne and FamilyAnne relies on strong relationships in her work as a teacher, project/account manager and fundraiser. She holds a degree in theatre and organizational communication and brings experience working in organizations ranging from United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Second City and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. She dreams big yet sets clear goals, believing trans-formative impact is possible.  In 2010 Anne received her 200 HR Yoga certification and became a mother.  Having experienced relative hardship during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood and being away from family, Anne is motivated to develop the means to create this support for other mothers in need who can entrust Mama to Mama to look out for them.

email: anne@mamatomama.us