Midwife profiles

The profiles provided are those of the current full and part time midwives of Wayne Health.

FieldsLisa Fields, DNP, CNM, Director of the Midwifery Services for Wayne Health.  Lisa 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.   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. 

allenDarlene Allen, CNM, 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.


dziobakElberta Dziobak, CNM, 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 Health.

pittmanCelina Beatriz González-Pittman, CNM, MS, earned her degree from the esteemed University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nurse-Midwifery program in 2006, laying the foundation for her exceptional career in women's health. Initially, she served as an OB Triage provider at Sinai-Grace Hospital, swiftly establishing her expertise. In 2009, Celina embraced a pivotal role at Wayne Health as a full-scope Midwife, where she continues to excel. Presently, she dedicates her passion and expertise at the Harper-Hutzel OB/Gyn Clinic, wholeheartedly serving and educating the vibrant community of Detroit. Her primary focus revolves around providing comprehensive Antepartum care and empowering her patients with the knowledge and respect they deserve. Beyond her professional endeavors, Celina finds joy in maintaining an active lifestyle and cherishing moments with her loving husband and three children.

LewisMary Lewis, CNM, 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. 

reseighDiane Reseigh, CNM, 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.



Jessica RockJessica Rock, CNM.  Jessi’s passion for birth work began in 2012 when she became a doula and witnessed her first birth.  Jessi went on to graduate from Wayne State University College of Nursing in 2015 and has spent the last seven years specializing in labor, birth, and postpartum care.  Jessi is excited to join the Wayne Health team and can’t wait to support the families and communities we serve.  The majority of her experience has been at the Alternative Birth Center, a low-intervention, homebirth-like environment at Ascension Providence Hospital Southfield.  As a recent graduate from Frontier Nursing University in Nurse Midwifery, Jessi is passionate about normal, physiologic birth and providing families with evidence-based, patient-centered care.  Informed choice and shared decision-making are the pillars of her practice while supporting birthing people during the most vulnerable and memorable experiences of their lives.  Jessi and her husband Jason have a three-year-old son and a 10-month-old daughter who were both born at the Alternative Birth Center (she even caught her daughter herself!).  She loves going to the Zoo with her family, singing in the car with the windows down, doing yoga, hiking, trail running, and taking trips up north. 

S. SmirnowSavanna Smirnow, CNM, 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 program in 2023.  She worked with the Obstetrics Initiative (OBI), a statewide collaborative aiming to improve maternity care. Her project created a guide for collecting patient surveys. The survey’s purpose was to learn about the patient’s perspective during a stay on a maternity floor at a hospital. The focus was on respectful maternity care, birth equity and shared decision making in hopes to improve patient care. Prior to completing her CNM and DNP degree, Savanna completed her Registered Nurse (RN) degree and licensure in 2018. She worked in home care as a Private Duty Nurse Supervisor working with young adults with Cerebral Palsy for 5 years. She also worked for the Detroit Medical Center at Hutzel Women's Hospital in Detroit as a Postpartum and Gynecology nurse for 1.5 years. She is passionate about supporting patient autonomy, improving respectful maternity care and supporting birth equity initiatives.