Theresa Pettaway, PCD DONA

Executive Director

Our Contact Information

Phone: 610-553-5479 

​Fax: 610-553-5482


Address: 11 Owen Avenue, Lansdowne, PA 19050


Theresa Pettaway is the Founder and Executive Director of Pettaway Pursuit Foundation, Inc. (PPF). Established in July of 2001, PPF is as a non-profit organization operating under section 501(c)(3) serving members in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. She is the pioneer of facilitating Doula collaborations with managed care agencies. She 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.

Theresa has 36 years of life experience as a nurturing mother of 3 premature children, all of whom fully recovered during their NICU experience. 

Theresa also offers 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.

Having facilitated over 15 years of educational support towards high-risk pregnancies and 12 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 is her expertise.

She has acquired support factors and gained not only substantial knowledge but has provided irrefutable awareness on exactly what is needed 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 the Managed Care sector.

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.

While her boundless love and support for the maternal health community is shown through her past and present actions, humbly she would say in her own words…

“I’m just Theresa.”