team
Kristin Simmons
Center Manager
Nona Smith
CNM
Amy Wren
CNM
Elke Bachmann
CNM
Sybilla Howell
CNM
Chelsea Smith
RN
Janet Smith
RN
Melinda Queliz
Community Outreach
Carty Beaston
Assistant Center Manager
Becky Hale
Educator
Sherri Hedberg
Center Manager
Danna Bush
CNM
Jodie Simms
CNM
Adriana Matos-Stiles
CNM
Chris Bottoms
CNM
Kelly Ostrowski
CNM
Gina Brace
RN
Elizabeth Inman
RN, IBCLC
Hillary Tune
Community Outreach
Suzy Mohr
Assistant Center Manager
Jamie Covington
Clinic Administrator
Candy Scarbrough
IBCLC, Educator
Ruth Chang White
Educator and Spanish Interpreter/Translator
Michelle Miles
Financial Specialist
Angelina De Francisco
Medical Interpreter
Dr. Lynlee Wolfe
Medical Director
Lauren Hasz
Center Manager
Laura Thielke
CNM
Amy Wallace
CNM
Erin Ney
CNM
Gaither Smith
CNM
Amanda Raskind
RN, Educator
Joanna Brown
RN
Jen Matera
RN
Karina Costantino
Assistant Center Manager
Danielle Preston
Educator / Community Outreach
Ste’Keira Shepperson
Center Manager
Jualeah Early
CNM
Mandesa Smith
CNM
Angela Murray
CNM
Kate Layman
CNM
Aundrea Williams
CNM
Beth Tyson
CNM
Yemarishet Macharia
CNM
Anne Roberts
RN
Elaine Barr
RN
Jasmine Prentice
RN
Swiyyah Harrington
RN
Elizabeth Horning
Community Outreach
Alexis Norris
Assistant Center Manager
Lorraine Rocco
RN, IBCLC, Educator
Kristin Medina
Center Manager
Stephanie Godfrey
CNM
Alice Ann Hermanson
CNM
Alexandria Montgomery
CNM
Mary Gadbaw Davis
CNM
Anayah Sangodele-Ayoka
CNM
Traci Martin-Robinson
CNM
Katie Woodall
CNM
Sarah Clements
RN
Janelle Wolkonowski
RN
Jocelyn Smith
Medical Assistant
Jessica Ewing
Community Outreach
Qaeera Kiyah Anderson
Assistant Center Manager
Mary Kay Jessen
Educator
Beth Chester
Center Manager
Margaret Buxton
CNM
Taneesha Reynolds
CNM
Heather Sevcik
CNM
Kathleen Danhausen
CNM
Sarah Kelsey
CNM
Madeleine Pascale
CNM
Heather Barksdale Scott
RN
Meg Bremner
RN
Trish Talbot
RN
Abbey Harris
RN
Annie Reeder
Community Outreach
Ashley Couse
Assistant Center Manager
Johnetria Newell
Assistant Center Manager
Angela Haglund-Graham
Educator
Heather Price
Educator

Chris Bottoms. CNM.

Chris’ path to midwifery started shortly after she earned her degree in English Literature from the University of Tennessee and returned from a trip to Guatemala 2001. She was unsure of what would come next in her life, but had taken an interest in women’s healthcare after receiving care at Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center for several years. One of the center’s Certified Nurse Midwives, Linda Cole, sent Chris several copies of Midwifery Today, and after that, she read “Spiritual Midwifery” by Ina May Gaskin and became convinced that midwifery was the perfect blend of using her mind, heart, and hands. She graduated from Emory University in 2007 with a master’s degree in nurse midwifery. From 2005-2008, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Gwinnett Medical Center, near Atlanta. In 2008 she began working at the Women’s Wellness and Maternity Center in Madisonville. And in 2012, she came full circle and back to home in Knoxville and began working at the Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center. She thrives on meeting women and their families, making connections, and being there to support them through life experiences, large and small, joyous and difficult. Outside of work, Chris enjoys getting outside with her little boys, husband and doggies to go hiking, running and to the park. She absolutely loves bumping into clients out-and-about on a greenway, at the grocery store, or at the farmer’s market.

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