Midwife Profiles

The profiles provided are those of the current full and part time midwives of Wayne State University Physician Group.
 

 Judi Supanich, R.N., M.S., C.N.M.  Interim Director, Nurse Midwifery Services
Judi has a background in neonatal intensive care and labor and delivery nursing before graduating from the Nurse-Midwifery program at the University of Michigan in 1999. Judi began her midwifery career in Detroit and has recently returned after practicing in Chicago.  She is skilled in IUD and Nexplanon contraceptive placement and she speaks Spanish. Her special interests are transcultural ob care and reproductive health education across the lifespan. Judi is currently serving as the interim director of midwifery services.
 
 Darlene Allen, C.N.M., graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a Master of Science in Nursing. She became certified in Midwifery in 2008. Ms. Allen has worked in the Detroit area for over twenty years primarily focusing on teenagers. She has worked extensively with adolescent mothers at Catherine Ferguson Academy in the Detroit Public Schools. In 2008 she began full scope midwifery at Hutzel Hospital, where she worked as a staff nurse since 1987. Darlene, a native Detroiter is committed to the health and well being of families in the Detroit area.
Jessica Fladger, C.N.M is a 2015 graduate of the Vanderbilt University Nurse-Midwifery program. Ms. Fladger has been practicing with the Wayne State University Physician Group since June of 2015. In addition to her ability to provide prenatal care for upcoming mothers, she is also able to provide women’s well care and insert contraceptive devices such as the IUD and Nexplanon. She is passionate about working in partnership with the women of metro Detroit to achieve their health care goals. When not working, Ms. Fladger enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Angela Foster, MSN, CNM, graduated from Wayne State University in 2014 with a Master of Science in Nursing.  She is currently serving as the secretary of the Michigan Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.  She has been a nurse for 9 years with prior experience in cardiology.  Women’s health has always been her passion and reason for becoming a nurse and midwife.  She looks forward to educating and empowering women as they transition from puberty through the childbearing years on to menopause.

 Celina González-Pittman, C.N.M., M.S. is a 2006 graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nurse-Midwifery program. Ms. González-Pittman is a recent addition to the service, however, was providing emergent care to pregnant women at Sinai-Grace Hospital for the past year and a half. Now, with the opportunity to provide full-scope midwifery to the diverse populations of the women of Detroit, she is looking forward to extending her practice to include more Spanish-speaking clientele.

Rebecca Harris, M.S.N., C.N.M., is a certified nurse-midwife born and raised in southeastern Michigan. Her interest in children and families have been around as long as she can remember. At any gathering while growing up, Rebecca could always be found holding the newest baby or playing with the small children. Her interest continued as she grew up. She earned a bachelor's degree in family studies from Central Michigan University in 2004. She went on to graduate with her BSN from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. With her love of education and women's health, she earned a MSN in nurse-midwifery from the University of Michigan in 2013. Her past nursing experience includes a few years in postpartum and most recently travel nursing. She is happy to settle back in Michigan and enjoys providing midwifery care to the women and families of Detroit. As a midwife, she loves to educate and empower her clients. She feels it is an honor to be able to provide care and also support their choices during one of the most meaningful times in their lives.

 Mary Lewis, C.N.M. received her BSN from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI in 1967. She completed her midwifery education from Lourdes Maternity Hospital in Drogheda, Ireland in 1970. From there she practiced as a nurse midwife in Tanzania, East Africa. Upon returning to the U.S., she received her Master’s Degree in Nurse-Midwifery from St. Louis University in 1975. She has taught in various nursing programs as well as midwifery education programs e.g. University of Mississippi, Wayne State University and has precepted midwifery, nursing, and medical students. She had a private solo practice for 9 years which included office, home birth, and free standing birth center. She became part of the Hutzel Hospital practice in 1988, and Director of that practice in 1993. Her full-scope practice includes all aspects including clinical care in the PRB clinic. She has worked diligently to integrate clinical, educational and research goals into the current practice. 
Mikahal O'Neill, M.S.N., C.N.M. is a certified nurse with passion for providing individualized health care to women, their children and their families.  As a nurse-midwife, Mikalah provides comprehensive, safe and culturally sensitive health care by creating a climate of trust through open communication, adherence to evidenced based practices, supporting multicultural values and service to neighbor.  She is a 2006 graduate from the University of Michigan Midwifery Program and has over 20 years of professional experience working as an RN in Labor and Delivery and Intensive Care prior to becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. Her expertise is in fetal monitoring and preventative health care. Mikalah has written a Master's thesis on the Occiput Posterior Presentation. Other research interests include fetal monitoring, nonpharmacologic interventions in labor, Oxytocin administration, labor dystocia, obesity in women, postpartum depression and smoking cessation.
 Diane Reseigh, C.N.M., attended the University of Illinois, Chicago’s midwifery program and obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing/Science in 1998. She has practiced since that time with the Hutzel Women’s Hospital’s Midwifery Service providing full-scope midwifery care to women of the Detroit Metropolitan area.