Certified Nurse Midwives
Jackie Notes, CNM
After graduating from Indiana University Medical Center Nursing School, Jackie was a labor and delivery nurse at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago. She earned a certificate in nurse-midwifery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1978.After serving in a number of positions that included prenatal clinic director and staff member in the Midwifery Education Program at Stanford/EPA and in private practice, Jackie joined our Midwifery Service in 1988.
Kay Mitchell, CNM, MS
Jeanne Prins, CNM, MS
Jeanne received her BSN from the University of Vermont in 1984, and worked as a registered nurse in Boston, and numerous African countries, working to improve health care services to refugees and displaced people. She earned her Masters in Nursing and Midwifery degree from Georgetown University in 1997. Jeanne worked as a midwife in Charles Town, West Virginia and Frederick, Maryland before joining our practice in early 2004.
Janine Sayles, CNM, MS
Janine started her obstetric experience working as a labor and delivery nurse and childbirth educator for fifteen years. Wanting to do more for women's health, she attended Georgetown University where she graduated from the School of Midwifery with her Masters Degree in 1996. After graduating, she worked in a private midwifery practice and birthing center before joining our practice in 2006.
Margaret Truyens, CNM
After earning her BSN degree at Georgetown University in 1984, Margaret received extensive experience in administering care to laboring women. Her interest in the needs of women’s health led her to develop and present classes on labor support. Since becoming a Nurse-Midwife, Margaret has served women during pregnancy in many settings, including hospital, private practice, clinic, and birthing center settings, within the Baltimore-Washington DC area, as well as in the Virgin Islands. She joined our group in early 2008.
Stephanie Rhodes, CNM, MS
Prior to joining our practice in 2008, Stephanie Rhodes, CNM worked with the Peace Corps in Africa and the South Pacific, helping to improve the health and education of underserved women and their families. As a result of her overseas experiences, Stephanie redirected her desire to make a difference by focusing on women's health. She returned to the United States to earn her Nursing Degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1998, followed by her Masters Degree in Midwifery from Georgetown in 2000. Since becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife, Stephanie has worked with women and their families in the Baltimore area.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, Mary Beth Koho spent 10 years practicing as a labor and delivery nurse, with a focus on high-risk pregnancy. She completed her fellowship in nursing research at Yale-New Haven, and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing and Midwifery from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She completed her midwife internship with our practice in 2008, where we were able to observe, first-hand, her abilities, both in the delivery room and in the practice environment. In 2009 she had the honor of working with former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona on the prevention of late-preterm births in the U.S She returns to us after her affiliation with the Woman’s Healthcare Associates, a full service OB/GYN practice in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Mary Beth is licensed as both a Certified Nurse-Midwife and a Woman's Health Nurse Practitioner.
Lauren Mayer joins us as a GYN only Practitioner and believes in a holistric GYN/wellness approach. She is the owner and sole practitioner at the Center for Women's Wellness in Annapolis, Maryland. She has been involved in women's healthcare for over 20 years, including being on staff with us during the 1990's. She returns now to help us give our patients more choices and personalized care that fits into their philosophy toward their reproductive health.
Laura Lynch, CRNP
Laura received both her Bachelors and her Masters degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland and is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. She served as an officer in the US Navy Nurse Corps for eight years. She has worked in public health and served as the Adolescent Care Coordinator for Howard County for three years.She provides care to women of all ages, but she particularly enjoys serving the adolescent population. Although she primarily cares for the routine and gynecological patients, she is also able to assist our obstetrical patients with many of their needs. Laura believes in encouraging a healthy lifestyle for all women and their families.