The profiles provided are those of the current full and part time midwives of Wayne State University Physician Group.
Mary Lewis, C.N.M., Director Midwifery Services 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.
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.
Elberta Dziobak, C.N.M., is a board certified Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Madonna University in 2005 and her Masters of Science in Nursing at Wayne State University in 2018. Before becoming a Nurse Midwife, Elberta spent eleven years as a Neuro ICU nurse at Detroit Receiving Hospital before transferring to Labor and Delivery at Sinai Grace Hospital in 2016. She has also taught clinical for Oakland Community College and Wayne State University and continues to teach for Wayne State University. Elberta is passionate about women's health and is very excited to be practicing as a full scope midwife for Wayne State University Physician Group.
Allison Grekin, C.N.M., started out as a birth doula in Ann Arbor in 2010, and went on to earn her BSN from University of Michigan in 2013. She has since worked as a Labor & Delivery nurse and taught nursing with Washtenaw Community College and Oakland Community College. She graduated from Wayne State's Nurse Midwifery program in 2018. Allison is excited to begin her career as a full-scope midwife. She is passionate about patient education and women's health across the lifespan.
Lisa Fields is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She completed U of M's CNM program in 2018 and continued on to complete the DNP program in 2019. Her focus in the program was postpartum hemorrhage. Her DNP capstone project was focused on implementing Quantitative Blood Loss (QBL) as a standard of practice on Hutzel's Labor and Delivery unit. Prior to completing her CNM and DNP degree, Lisa completed her Registered Nurse (RN) degree and licensure in 2008. She has worked for the Detroit Medical Center at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit as a Labor & Delivery Nurse for 3 years and also worked in their NICU and Special Care Nursery for seven and half years. Lisa lives in Highland, MI with her husband and four children. She also owns three dogs, two cats, and a bearded dragon. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, running, yoga, horseback riding and mountain biking. She loves practicing and is devoted to midwifery. Her ultimate focus is being able to empower and support women during the different stages in their life especially during pregnancy, labor and birth.
Celina González-Pittman, C.N.M., M.S. graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nurse-Midwifery program in 2006. She briefly began her career as an OB Triage provider at Sinai-Grace Hospital before her position with Wayne State University Physician Group as a full-scope Midwife in 2009. Currently, she works out of the University Health Center clinic servicing and educating enthusiastically the wonderful people of Detroit. Her main focus is Antepartum care and patient education. When she's not working, Celina enjoys exercising and spending time with her husband and 3 kids.
Diane Reseigh became a Certified Nurse Midwife in 1998 after obtaining her MSN at the University of Illinois/Chicago. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wayne State University. She has served Detroit area women at Hutzel Women's Hospital since 1990 as a Certified Nurse Midwife as well as a member of the Labor & Delivery Nursing staff; being certified in both fetal monitoring and inpatient OB.
Richelle Zischke is a board certified Nurse Midwife by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of Phoenix in 2012 and her Masters of Science in Nursing at Frontier Nursing University in 2016. Before becoming a Nurse Midwife, Richelle spent 5 years as a Pediatric Nurse at the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital before moving to Michigan. Once in Michigan, she spent 2 years as Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at the Children's Hospital of Michigan and 6 years as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at Hutzel Women's Hospital where she still works part-time. Richelle began working with University Physicians Group as a Certified Nurse Midwife in 2018.