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Midwife profiles

Meet our midwives who provide care and support during pregnancy, labor and birth.

Samia Abdelnabi, C.N.M., graduated from Wayne State University in 2009, with a Masters in Science, Nurse-Midwifery specialty. Ms. Abdelnabi is new to the University Physician Group’s OB/GYN practice and has been practicing midwifery since November of 2009. She is a native of Detroit and also speaks Arabic.

 

 

 

Darlene Allen, C.N.M., graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She became certified in Midwifery in 2008. Ms. Allen has worked in the Detroit area for over twenty years primarily focusing on teenagers. She has worked extensively with adolescent mothers at Catherine Ferguson Academy in the Detroit Public Schools. In 2008 she began full scope midwifery at Hutzel Hospital, where she worked as a staff nurse since 1987. Darlene, a native Detroiter is committed to the health and well being of families in the Detroit area.

 

 

 

Sue Bilka, BSN, C.N.M., graduated in 1985 from Monroe Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Ms. Bilka worked as a labor and delivery nurse from 1985-1994 at Wyandotte General Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan and St. Josephs Mercy Hospital, in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, then went on go graduated from Frontier School of Nursing in 1994 as a Certified Nurse Midwife. She later completed her Masters Degree in Nursing from the Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing, in Case Western Reserve University in 1995. She has worked as a Certified Nurse Midwife at Hutzel Hospital, Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Ms. Bilka’s interests include waterbirth, and she initiated a waterbirth program at Hutzel hospital in 2006. She currently resides with her husband and three sons.

 

 

Barbara Crone MSN, ARNP-BC, CNM has been an advanced practice nurse since 1985 when she graduated as a nurse practitioner. But her real love in nursing has been working “with women” as is said in midwifery. Since obtaining her certificate in nurse-midwifery she has been working exclusively with women to enhance healthy lifestyles, healthy pregnancies, and minimizing poor birth outcomes. From teens to post menopause Barb sees women in a variety of settings celebrating cultural diversity. Barb also enjoys being a guest speaker on women’s health issues so you may have heard her in the community. In her spare time you’ll find Barb enjoying a good book, outdoors in the sun or with a knitting needle.

 

 

Barbara Francis, RNC, C.N.M., M.S.N., has been a practicing OB nurse for more than 25 years. She graduated from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2007 with a Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery and obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Case Western Reserve the same year. She is a Certified Nurse-Midwife. In addition to her ability to provide prenatal care for upcoming mothers she is also able to provide women’s well care, insert contraceptive IUD devices, and perform newborn male circumcisions. She is also a national instructor for the Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics Program (ALSO), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and American Heart Association CPR.

 

 

Celina González-Pittman, C.N.M., M.S. is a 2006 graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nurse-Midwifery program. Ms. González-Pittman is a recent addition to the service, however, was providing emergent care to pregnant women at Sinai-Grace Hospital for the past year and a half. Now, with the opportunity to provide full-scope midwifery to the diverse populations of the women of Detroit, she is looking forward to extending her practice to include more Spanish-speaking clientele.

 

 

 

Ann Granger, C.N.M., is a 1974 graduate of the Harper Hospital School of Nursing. After nursing in various capacities which including obstetrics, she completed her midwifery education at Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland in 1979. After then functioning as a CNM at St. Thomas Hospital, Virgin Islands and San Diego area when she joined the nurse-midwifery proactive at Hutzel in 1987. She is an excellent clinician and teacher.

 

 

 

Lisa Hachey, C.N.M., graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a Masters in Science, Nurse-Midwifery specialty. Prior to joining the Midwifery Service with University Physician Group's OB/GYN department in 2008, Ms. Hachey has practiced at the Cleveland Clinic and with the Amish and Appalachian population in Southern Ohio. In addition to providing prenatal and well-woman care, Ms. Hachey is trained to insert the Paragard and Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs). She enjoys serving the diverse cultural array of women and the deaf community utilizing American Sign Language. She is certified is high risk obstetrics and served women in remote areas with the Perinatal Transport Flight Team in Utah. Ms. Hachey has written a fetal monitoring course, lectured and trained nursing staff in fetal monitoring. In 2009 Ms. Hachey obtained her Ultrasound Certificate from the Jefferson Ultrasound Institute in Philadelphia, PA.

 

Jennifer Kelley, C.N.M., graduated from the University of Michigan with her Nurse Midwifery degree. Ms. Kelley has been practicing midwifery with University Physician Group's OB/GYN department since 2004. In addition to providing prenatal and well-woman care, Ms. Kelley is trained to perform colposcopy, as well as to insert popular contraceptive devices including Paragard and Mirena intrauterine devices (IUDs) and Implanon. She also speaks Spanish, and enjoys serving the diverse cultural array of the women of Detroit.

 

 

 

Barbara Lannen, C.N.M., graduated from the University of Illinois with a Master’s in Nurse-Midwifery in 1991 and have been working at Hutzel ever since. She is adjunct clinical faculty for Wayne State School of Medicine and for the last 5 years she has also been part-time faculty teaching in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Wayne State University College of Nursing.

 

 

 

Mary Lewis, C.N.M. received her BSN from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1967. She completed her midwifery education from Lourdes Maternity Hospital in Drogheda, Ireland in 1970. From there she practiced as a nurse midwife in Tanzania, East Africa. Upon returning to the U.S., she received her Master’s Degree in Nurse-Midwifery from St. Louis University in 1975. She has taught in various nursing programs as well as midwifery education programs e.g. University of Mississippi, Wayne State University and has precepted midwifery, nursing, and medical students. She had a private solo practice for 9 years which included office, home birth, and free standing birth center. She became part of the Hutzel Hospital practice in 1988, and Director of that practice in 1993. Her full-scope practice includes all aspects including clinical care in the PRB clinic. She has worked diligently to integrate clinical, educational and research goals into the current practice. 

   

Diane Reseigh, C.N.M., attended the University of Illinois, Chicago’s midwifery program and obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing/Science in 1998. She has practiced since that time with the Hutzel Women’s Hospital’s Midwifery Service providing full-scope midwifery care to women of the Detroit Metropolitan area.

 

 

 

Judi Supanich, R.N., M.S., C.N.M., has a background in neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery nursing before graduating from the Nurse-Midwifery program at the University of Michigan in 1999. Judi began her midwifery career in Detroit and has recently returned after practicing in Chicago. She is skilled in IUD and Implanon contraceptive placement and she speaks Spanish. Her special interests are transcultural ob care and reproductive health education across the lifespan.

 

 

 

Latrice Taylor, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.M., graduated from Wayne State University in August of 2010, with a Masters in Science, Nurse-Midwifery specialty. Mrs. Taylor is a recent addition to the University Physician Group’s OB/GYN practice. Prior to joining the Midwifery Service, she worked as a RN on the High Risk Labor and Delivery Unit at Hutzel Hospital for 17 years. She is a native of Detroit. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful daughters.

 

 

 

Jennifer Yeamans, C.N.M., graduated from Georgetown University in 1996 with a Masters in Science, Nurse Midwifery specialty. She practiced full-scope midwifery for 10 years in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. area. Her practice has included insertion of intrauterine contraception as well as performing newborn circumcisions. She has continued to practice full scope midwifery at Hutzel Hospital with University Physicians Group since 2006.

 

 

 

Suzanne Ziemke, C.N.M. is a graduate of the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in 2009. Before becoming a nurse-midwife Ms. Ziemke had 12 years of experience as a nurse, 9 of them in labor and delivery. Special interests in midwifery include natural childbirth and water birth. When not working, Ms. Ziemke enjoys being involved in her community with the Girl Scouts of America.

 

 

 

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