Aimee Brill

VBI, Co-Director

Aimée Brill is a facilitator, consultant, trainer, birth justice activist, and is the co-director of VBI. Through collaboration and partnership, her work has been devoted to creating equitable frameworks that uplift and center reproductive justice and human rights in childbirth. 

She has been practicing as a perinatal health professional providing local, national, and international advocacy, consultancy, mentorship, community doula trainings, and education since 2003. Aimée facilitates workshops and provides consulting services for organizations and institutions committed to examining whiteness and implementing equitable models into their frameworks and partnerships.

Co-founded through partnership in 2006, VBI’s collective action began in northern Uganda implementing an Ugandan mobile midwifery clinic directed by Ugandan nurse midwife, Florence Ochitti. The mobile clinic offers antenatal and postpartum services to communities in northern Uganda. Integrating the intersections of national and global maternal health advocacy and reproductive justice in 2011, along with co-director, Asteir Bey, VBI founded the first community-based doula collective in Syracuse, New York.

Last year, she co-authored and collaborated with Ancient Song Doula Services and Every Mother Counts, on a paper entitled: Advancing Birth Justice: Community-Based Doula Models of Care for Ending Racial Disparities which focused on the vital role that community-based doula models need to have in order to ensure success with Medicaid reimbursement.

Recently, during COVID-19 and in response to long overdue silence and complicity within the white birth community, she collaborated on developing Our White Work, an organizing alliance for white birth workers to take action and accountability against racial injustice and white supremacy.

She has a love for liberation and for cultivation both with people and nature and lives with her partner and three children, two cats, and their new pandemic puppy, in western NJ.