Founder and Co-Director, Village Birth International
During her time in northern Uganda in 2006 and 2007, Aimee worked and partnered with Florence Ochitti, one of Gulu’s most seasoned and senior nurse midwives and health educators. Her experience apprenticing at one of Uganda’s regional hospitals exposed her to the great gaps in maternal health affecting the midwives and the communities they serve. Together, in 2006, they founded Village Birth International (VBI).
Aimee Brill is a mother, reproductive health organizer and birth activist, community-based doula trainer, and is a Co-Director of VBI, based both in Syracuse, NY, New Jersey, and northern Uganda. She provides consulting services on allyship and equitable solutions for organizations and institutions interested in integrating anti-racist and culturally relevant models into their framework and partnerships.
She has been practicing as a maternal health advocate and doula offering support, mentorship, trainings, and education to hundreds of families and birth workers since 2003. She lives with her husband and three children in western New Jersey.