Meet The Team


Vanessa Ferriol


Midwifery Assistant

After being an active duty soldier and facing over a dozen deployments, Vanessa became an RN and began working with Bella Donna Midwifery in January of 2019. She is CPR, ACLS, STABLE, and NRP certified.



Kathryn Coyne


Midwifery Assistant

& Doula


While also working as an RN at a local hospital, she started with Bella Donna Midwifery as one of our lovely birth assistants in December 2020. 


Aileen Peterson


Clinical Assistant & Doula


She strives to create a peaceful space and empowering birth for all mothers using her knowledgeable background of professional and personal experience. 


Brittney Westbrook


Midwifery Assistant, Doula, Class Instructor, and Placenta Master


Not only is she one of our birth assistants and doulas, but she is also an aspiring midwife. She likes to keep herself busy as a Nurse Aid II, as well as keeping up on her CPR and NRP certifications. She also spends her time instructing Birth2Baby classes on the weekends!


Jessica Rhude


Insurance Biller

Always available to answer any questions in regards to insurance & billing claims. She can be reached at:



Nina Roque


Office Manager

Give us a call to be met with her radiant spunk and most helpful information! As she is always helping our clients with all their needs & questions, she is an all around wonderful addition to our team!


Melissa Cruz


Midwifery Assistant, Doula, and Placenta Master


She first began working as a doula in 2014, followed by the opening of her own business, The Fayetteville Doulas, in 2016. Melissa then began at Bella Donna Midwifery in October of 2017 as a birth assistant. She fell in love with birth work after having an amazing home birth with her fourth baby following three great hospital births.