Midwife Biographies

All our midwives provide inpatient care in labor and delivery, postpartum and obstetric triage at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Many of our midwives also provide prenatal and gynecologic care at outpatient sites throughout Boston.

Sundyna Beaven, CNM

Sundyna Beaven, MSN, CNM

Education: University of Pennsylvania - MSN, BSN; University of California, Berkeley - BA
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English
LocationDorchester House Multi-Service Center - 617-288-3230
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Julia Bojanowski, CNM

Julia Bojanowski, MPH, CNM

Education: Boston University School of Public Health – MPH, University of Mississippi – Midwifery; D’Youville College BSN
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English
LocationSouth End Community Health Center, 617-425-2046

Amanda Davis, MPH, CNM

Amanda Davis, MPH, CNM

Education: Boston University School of Public Health – MPH, MSN, Midwifery
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English and Spanish
Location: Location: Adolescent Reproductive Health Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 617-732-4740
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Laura Detwiler, MSN, CNM

Laura Detwiler, MSN, CNM

Education: Bates College- BA, anthropology, University of Rhode Island, MSN, Midwifery
Specialties: Midwifery
Languages: English
Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Jill Doyle, CNM

Jill Doyle, MS, CNM

Education: Columbia University, MS Nurse-Midwifery, BS Nursing; College of the Holy Cross, BA
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English, Spanish
Location: Location Whittier Street Health Center, 617-427-1000

Tarcia Edmunds-Jehu, CNM

Tarcia Edmunds-Jehu, MPH, CNM

Education: Boston University, MPH; Curry College, BSN
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English, Spanish
Locations: Codman Square Health Center - 617-822-8335 and Whittier Street Health Center - 617-427-1000
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Glynnis Gracia, CNM

Glynnis Gracia, MS, CNM, MS

Education: Columbia University – MS, Nurse-Midwifery; Bates College, BA
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English, Spanish
Location: Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 617-983-4135

Matthew Medina, MSN, CNM, C-EFM

Matthew Medina, MSN, CNM, C-EFM

Education: UMass Lowell - BSN, Endicott College - MSN, Baystate Medical Center Midwifery Education Program - Midwifery
Specialties: Midwifery
Languages: English
Location: Adolescent Reproductive Health Clinic at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 617-732-4740

Cathy Moore, CNM

Cathy Moore, MSN, FNP, CNM

Education: University of Lowell – MSN, BSN
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English
Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Megan O'Keefe MS, CNM

Megan O'Keefe MS, CNM

Education: Middlebury College BA, Columbia University -BS, MS
Specialties: Midwifery
Languages: English, Spanish
Location: Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 617-983-4135; Upham’s Corner Health Center

Julie Patel, MSN, CNM, WHNP

Julie Patel, MSN, CNM, WHNP

Education: Georgetown University: MSN, Midwifery, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Northeastern University: BSN, RN
Specialties: Midwifery
Languages: English, Spanish
Location: Adolescent Reproductive Health Clinic at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 617-732-4740; Brookside Health Center, 617-983-6010
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Jocelyn Rinne, MSN, CNM

Jocelyn Rinne, MSN, CNM

Education: Yale University – MSN
Specialties: Certified Nurse Midwife, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Languages: English, Spanish
Locations: Mattapan Community Health Center, 617-296-0061
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Vanessa Ross MSN, CNM

Vanessa Ross MSN, CNM

Education: University of California- San Francisco- MSN, Midwifery
Specialties: Midwifery
Languages: English, Spanish
Location: Brigham and  Women's Hospital
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Nicole Sczekan, MSN, CNM, CARN-AP

Nicole Sczekan, MSN, CNM, CARN-AP

Education: Case Western Reserve University MSN; Frontier Nursing University - Midwifery, Duke University-Integrative Health Leadership Fellowship, Duke Johnson & Johnson Nursing Leadership Fellowship
Specialties: Midwifery, Addiction, Integrative Health
Languages: English
Location: Director of Midwifery - Brigham and Women's Hospital - 603-502-6030
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Alexandra Shea, MSN, CNM

Alexandra Shea, MSN, CNM

Education: Yale University School of Nursing – MSN; Barnard College, BA
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English and Spanish
LocationsNeponset Health Center, 617-282-3200; Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, 617-983-4135

Lara Simondi, MPH, CNM

Lara Simondi, MPH, CNM

Education: Boston University – MPH; McGill University - BSN
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Location: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Margot Stone Condry, MSN, CNM

Margot Stone Condry, MSN, CNM

Education: Yale University School of Nursing – MS, Nurse-Midwifery; Duke University, BA
Location: Brookside Health Center - 617-983-6010
Languages: English, Spanish
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Raquel Vargas-Vila, MSN, CNM

Raquel Vargas-Vila, MSN, CNM

Education: Yale University School of Nursing – MSN; University of North Carolina, BS
Specialty: Certified Nurse Midwife
Languages: English, Spanish
LocationsBrookside Community Health Center, 617-983-6010; South End Community Health Center; 617-425-2046

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