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.


Zachary McKenna


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. 

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

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


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.