Meet Our Team

Throughout the years, women have found their way to Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center and Willowsong Midwifery with a desire to fulfill their soul’s purpose. On any given day, you will find these women in the clinic, 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:

 


OUR LABOR & BIRTH TEAM

Victoria Lindeen, Healing Passages Birth CenterVictoria Lindeen

IBCLC, Student Nurse

Birth Assistant, Postpartum Care Coordinator

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Katie Merlo, Healing Passages Birth CenterKatie Merlo

Graduated BSN, LPN, LMT

Birth Assistant

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Simone Peterson, Healing Passages Birth CenterSimone Peterson

BSN, RN, CLC

Birth Assistant

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Emily Terlouw, Healing Passages Birth CenterEmily Terlouw

MSN, RNC

Birth Assistant

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

Student Midwife

Birth Assistant

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Ashley Ladroma

RN, HBCE

Birth Assistant

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Michelle Wiedmann

RN, CLC, CBE

Birth Assistant

 


OUR LACTATION TEAM

 

Victoria Lindeen, Healing Passages Birth CenterVictoria Lindeen

IBCLC, Student Nurse

Birth Assistant, Postpartum Care Coordinator

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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 MIDWIVES

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 BooneCosette Boone, midwife, founder, Healing Passages Birth Center

MS, ARNP, CNM

Founder, Certified Nurse-Midwife

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Carrie Hennessey-Carter, Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center, Des Moines, Iowa

Carrie Hennessey-Carter

MSN, ARNP, CNM

Nurse Midwife Fellow

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OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

 

Katie Smith McIntyre Director of Operations, Healing Passages Birth & Wellness Center, Des Moines IAKatie McIntyre

Director of Operations

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Adair Murdoch

Health Coach

Guest Experience Coordinator

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OUR BUILDING MANAGER

Jess Fisher

Facility Director

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