Meet Our Team

Throughout the years, women have found their way to our organization with a desire to fulfill their soul’s purpose. On any given day, you will find these women in our center, dedicated to the work we do and a part of growing our vision. These are the women that make it possible to serve you in the comprehensive capacity that we do. When you come on board, they become a part of your journey with us, helping you along the way. Here are their stories:

 


ADMINISTRATION

Lesheana Acfalle student midwife at Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center Des Moines Iowa

Lesheana Acfalle

Student Midwife

Receptionist Extraordinaire ‘from afar’

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OUR LABOR & BIRTH TEAM

Katie Merlo, Healing Passages Birth CenterKatie Merlo

RN, LMT

Birth Team Member

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Emily Terlouw, Healing Passages Birth CenterEmily Terlouw

MSN, RNC

Birth Team Member

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Michelle Wiedmann

RN, CLC, CBE

Birth Team Member

 

 

 

 

 

 


OUR LACTATION TEAM

 

Char Wade, MotherBaby Nurse, Lactation, Healing Passages Birth CenterChar Wade

RN

MotherBaby Nurse Educator, Lactation Services Coordinator

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Nicki Prati

Student CLC

Breastfeeding Counselor


OUR MIDWIFE

Midwifery is more than a job. It is a journey with women. It is our soul’s work. Our passion. The midwives of Willowsong Midwifery and Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center are dedicated to promoting, teaching and lifelong learning about physiological BIRTH, as it was meant to be; bringing newborns into the world with gentle hands and attachment; caring for women through all of life’s many transitions; and creating deeper connections between women and families — all with the greater purpose of strengthening the communities in which we live and our ability to support one another.

Cosette Boone

MS, ARNP, CNM

Founder, Certified Nurse-Midwife

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OUR BUILDING MANAGER

Jess Fisher

Facility Director

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