Theresa has 34 years of life experience as a nurturing mother of 3 premature children surviving life in the NICU. 

Seventeen (17) years of professional patient support for families and Social Workers.  Concentrating on the birthing, and mentoring moms in the NICU as a significant life experience at Hahnemann, St. Christopher, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, and Bryn Mawr Hospitals.

She has facilitated over 15 years of educational support towards high risk pregnancies and 11 Years as a Certified Postpartum Doula.  Sustaining public forums, community relations, as well as promotions for additional interaction towards solicitation in funding sources and vendors.

She has acquired support factors and gained not only substantial knowledge, but has provided irrefutable awareness on exactly what is needed and necessary in our ever changing society. For 10 years, Theresa has been serving the members of and  facilitating Doula collaboration agreements with Keystone First, Health Partners and Tufts Health Plan Insurance Companies for Managed Care Agencies.


Theresa is known as “The Mom to Many”. She continues to open her doors to help in both her work and personal life. She never asks for anything, yet she continues to give freely. If there is a need, she will help until the end. The heartfelt love she gives is priceless. That’s Theresa and, in her own words she would say

“ I’m just Theresa”.

Executive Director, Administrator & Fellow Board Member at Black Tie Tailgate 2017 

Theresa Pettaway is the Founder, and Executive Director of Pettaway Pursuit Foundation(PPF), established in July of 2001 as a non-profit organization operating under section 501(c)(3) serving members in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. She is the Pioneer of Facilitating Doula Collaborations with Managed Care Agencies. She is also serves on the following committees: Delaware County Baby's 1st Project Breastfeeding Work Group, Community  Action Network and National Association of Professional Women. 

Since PPF’s inception Theresa has built an alliance with healthcare providers and schools. Her goal is to reach as many families as possible by providing in-home support and hosting free workshops and seminars for the community.

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