Nisha Arikupurathu, CNM
Nisha Arikupurathu is a practicing Certified Nurse Midwife since 2009. She received a BSN degree from Seton Hall University and MSN and midwifery training from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She returned to SUNY Downstate for her FNP training in 2013. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and has a strong interest in public health. She completed an AmeriCorps volunteer fellowship, as a midwife, at the Holy Family Services Birth Center in southern Texas working with immigrant/migrant communities. Her diverse experience also includes international volunteer positions working with refugee communities in Bangladesh and Jordan. She is a facilitator for Centering Group Prenatal Care.
Ivonne Dabovich, CM
Ivonne Dabovich is a practicing Certified Midwife since 2001. She is Certified by he American College of Nurse-Midwives and believes in empowering women through education and helping them make informed choices about their health care and the birthing process. Ivonne was born and raised in the Netherlands and speaks multiple languages. Midwifery has been her lifetime passion and she continues to strive to provide you with excellent care.
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. Marsha enjoys spending time with her family, and traveling. She resides in Long Island NY with husband, two sons, and a shih-tzu.
Patricia Fox, CM
Patricia Fox is a Certified Midwife since 2013. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Minnesota and spent many years working in theater arts as a stage and production manager, director, and video designer. As a single mom, she went back to school for her Masters in Science with Midwifery Certification from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher who specializes in Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga, a Birthing From Within Childbirth Mentor, and is a DONA certified Labor and Postpartum Doula. She is committed to working with women in making informed choices throughout their childbearing years and beyond.
Brianna Gehring, CNM
Brianna Gehring is a Certified Nurse Midwife and has been practicing with Jamaica Hospital since 2017. Originally from Portland, OR, she completed a bachelor’s degree in physiology at University of Oregon. She then joined the Peace Corps and it was while working in a rural clinic in Botswana that she decided to pursue midwifery. After her service, she moved to New York, where she studied nursing and midwifery at Columbia University. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and active in the New York City Midwives chapter.
Amy Goldstein, CNM
Amy Goldstein is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2019 from Yale School of Nursing. A mother of two, Amy’s passion and deep rooted belief in pregnancy and labor as a natural part of a person’s life cycle began with her first pregnancy. She has fallen in love again and again with providing compassionate, non-judgmental, evidence-based care to her patients.
Sharon Johnson, CM
Sharon Johnson, CM Sharon Johnson is a practicing Certified Midwife since 2006. She received her Master’s degree in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and believes in empowering women through education and helping them make informed choices about their healthcare and the birthing process.
Jenna Magallanes, CNM
Jenna Magallanes is a new Certified Nurse Midwife with Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Jenna began her career in 2012 as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, then obtained her Associates Degree from Southwestern College, and then her undergraduate degree, with a specialty in Maternal-Child Health, from California State University, Long Beach. Jenna has been a nurse for more than 7 years working in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children. She received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Midwifery training from the University of Michigan. Additionally, she is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Jenna aims to empower women through trauma-informed education and help them make informed choices about their healthcare and the birthing process.
Frances Perez-Hernandez, CM
Frances Perez-Hernandez is a practicing Certified Midwife at Jamaica Hospital since 2010. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at CUNY Hunter College and Master’s degree in Midwifery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Her work serving pregnant individuals, babies, and families is fueled by her passion for the protection and advancement of individuals’ health and reproductive rights and equality.
Laurie Schwartz-Moser, CNM
Laurie Schwartz-Moser is a practicing Certified Nurse Midwife since graduating from SUNY Downstate College of Allied Professionals in 1989. Prior to her career in Midwifery, she graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in Nursing in 1985, working at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in their Labor and Delivery unit. She has been at Jamaica Hospital since 1999 doing full-scope Midwifery and happily serving the women of Queens County. She enjoys being a mentor for midwifery and allied professional students from the NYC metro area in her clinical practice as well as imparting knowledge and education to the women in the community. Her personal philosophy: Every family unit is unique and every delivery is special.
Diana Torres, CM
Is the first Certified Midwife to practice at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and has been providing culturally sensitive Obstetric and Gynecological care since 2004. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Hunter College and her Degree in Midwifery from Downstate university. Diana is a bilingual expert in sexual health and women’s health topics. She is an advocate of education and proudly assists in the education of student midwives and residents. She is a Brooklynite born and raised; current interests include certification to prescribe medical marijuana. Diana shares her years of expertise as a medical contributor and consultant.