Nisha Arikupurathu, CNM
Lisa Craig, CM
Lisa Craig is a Certified Midwife. She earned her Master of Science in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in 2022. Lisa is also a certified lactation counselor and is passionate about breastfeeding/chestfeeding. She is grateful for her experience as part of Jamaica Hospital’s Breastfeeding Volunteer Program.
Prior to becoming a midwife, Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Hofstra University in 2003 and worked for twelve years in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She fell in love with the birth world after accompanying a friend along her pregnancy journey. Lisa lives in Queens and is dedicated to providing families with culturally compassionate care.
Ivonne Dabovich, CM
Jeanette Fierro , CNM
Marsha Fils-Aime, CM
Marsha is a certified midwife for over nine years. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Science from Brooklyn College in 2006. After graduation, she held a position as a Service Coordinator for a couple of years before deciding to follow her heart/passion and embark in the Healthcare world. Later in 2010 she obtained a Master of Science degree in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Marsha currently works Full-time at Jamaica Hospital Center. For the past nine years, Marsha’s primary passion has been child birth education and promoting breastfeeding/chestfeeding.
Marsha enjoys spending time with her family, and traveling. She resides in Long Island NY with husband, two sons, and a shih-tzu.
Rhonda DeGannes , CNM,MSN, WHNP
Rhonda takes pride in empowering women to make informed health decisions about their care and the birthing experience
Patricia Fox, CM
Brianna Gehring, CNM
Sharon Johnson, CM
Caryne Jean-Michel , CNM
Apart from midwifery, her other passions are Infant Massage (trained instructor) and breastfeeding/chestfeeding. Caryne did part of her internship to become an International Certified Lactation Consultant at Jamaica Hospital Breastfeeding Program. This experience compliments her midwifery practice and gave her more experience/expertise with the parents and babies. She strives to meet each patient where they are, as these encounters continue to humble and teach her each and every day. Pronouns: she/her/hers
Melissa Peña, CNM
Melissa Peña, DNP, CNM, completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice- Midwifery at Columbia University.
While obtaining her Bachelor of Arts, she took an influential class, titled “Sociology of Human Reproduction,” that re-routed her career goals, beginning a 9-year journey towards Midwifery.
A native Brooklynite and Black Dominican-American, Melissa is passionate about serving communities of color, and incorporating her love for racial justice, meditation/Yoga, Feminism, and environmentalism in her care.
She has been working as a Certified- Midwife since September 2021
Laurie Schwartz-Moser, CNM
Diana Torres, CM
Emma Sanger-Johnson, CM
Is a Certified Nurse Midwife, and she joined Jamaica Hospital in 2021. She received a Master’s of Science and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Columbia University. Emma is passionate about building relationships with families and providing trauma-informed, compassionate care.