Katie Moriarty (CNM, PhD, CAFCI) is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Nurse Midwifery education program at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She has been a nurse-midwife since 1992 and has attended births in and outside of the hospital setting. Her undergraduate nursing education is from the University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada), and her Master’s and PhD degrees are from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was the first CNM to be certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI).
“Midwife means ‘with woman’ and I feel honored to be a partner with women and their families through this amazing life event. Pregnancy and birth are powerful times, and when we act as a team to address the mind, body, and spirit we can optimize that power and strengthen the individual woman, their family, and our communities. Each woman is unique and deserves respect and accurate information based on the best evidence available to make informed decisions as they travel their path to motherhood.”
Elizabeth (Tish ) Roeske CNM, MS, BSN, RN is a nurse-midwife and has been practicing in Metro Detroit as a certified nurse-midwife for 20 years.
Roeske graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science and from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Science for Nurse-Midwife. She has practiced what is called “full scope midwifery-prenatal” care, attended births, postpartum care, and gynecological care including contraception annual gynecology exams and menopausal care.
“I have a special love for the delivery part; there is something truly remarkable about seeing a baby coming into the world.” Roeske says about being a nurse-midwife.
A significant part of what a nurse-midwife does is to teach women about how their body works, how to gain optimal health at all points along their life and that is what Roeske tries to accomplish as a nurse-midwife.
Andrea Stadnicar MS, RN, CNM is a nurse-midwife who graduated in April of 2012 from the University of Michigan Nurse Midwifery program. Before becoming a midwife, she worked as a nurse in the emergency department and also in labor & delivery.
Andrea currently works as a full-scope midwife with the Providence Nurse Midwives part-time, and continues to work for Nurse Family Partnership, an organization that provides supportive and educational home visits for at-risk women in Detroit who are pregnant with their first baby. She loves working one-on-one with pregnant moms and forming a trusting relationship with them to work toward the goal of a healthy mom and healthy baby.