Meet The Team

Vanessa Ferriol

Fayetteville

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.

 

Zachary McKenna

Jacksonville

Doula, & Lactation Counselor

 

Zach is a trained doula via Doulas of North America International (DONA) & started supporting families as a doula in 2016.  In 2019, Zach also completed his WIC Peer Lactation Counseling course. 

Chandler Truelove

Jacksonville

Medical Assistant 

 

Chandler began working with Bella Donna Midwifery in 2020, training as a doula and midwifery assistant. 

Ashley

Gilchrist

Jacksonville

Medical Assistant

 

With extensive medical background and experience, Ashley began working in the Jacksonville location as a medical assistant while awaiting the arrival of her own sweet baby!

 

Brittney Westbrook

Jacksonville 

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

Jacksonville & Fayetteville

Office Manager

While handling the daily office tasks, she is also always available for any questions and concerns from clients. She is always reachable via the office phone, or email for anything you may need!

Melissa Cruz

Fayetteville

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.