Meet The Team

Meet The Team


Kathryn Coyne RN

Clinical Nurse Manager,

 Midwife Assistant, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, & Doula


After starting with our practice as a midwifery assistant in 2020, she has grown into our wonderful nurse manager. She can almost always be seen hard at work in the office!


Jessica Culbertson

Admin Assistant

Typically, the first friendly face you will see upon entering our facility! She is always available in the office to assist with any questions while handling phones, scheduling and more!


Jessica Rhude

Insurance Biller

Although she works remotely, she is always available to answer any questions in regards to insurance & billing claims. She can be reached at:



Shannon Gaydeski, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant 

She joined us as our on staff lactation consultant in early 2021 to begin offering additional support to the Bella Donna Midwifery mamas in the postpartum period!


Hadassah Wright

Midwifery Assistant, Doula, 

and Childbirth Educator

After completing training and certification to be a birth and postpartum doula through 'These Are My Hours,' she joined the Bella Donna Midwifery team as an assistant and birth educator in 2021.


Courtney Brusherd RN

Midwifery Assistant, RN, Doula and

Childbirth Educator

She became a Registered Nurse in 2014 and began working with Bella Donna Midwifery as an assistant in 2021. Since then she has become a skilled childbirth educator and doula. 


Melissa Cruz

Midwifery Assistant, Doula, and Placenta Master


She first began working as a doula in 2014. 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.


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 also spends her time instructing Birth2Baby classes on the weekends!


Vanessa Ferriol RN

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.


Alison Hurd 

Lactation Consultant 


 I started my nursing career in the Mother-Baby unit of a hospital in October of 2013. From there I fell in love with helping my couplets to successfully breastfeed; I fell deeper in love when I was later able to successfully breastfeed my first child. In January of 2017, I started my journey to become an IBCLC and worked in the hospital as lead lactation consultant until April of 2021. After a short break from work life, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team of IBCLC's at Bella Donna. 


Rebecca Guy

Lactation Consultant

Becca began her nursing journey in 2017 as a labor and delivery nurse. Early on, she discovered her passion for assisting mothers in their breastfeeding journeys and has been working in the lactation specialty since 2018 and joined the Bella Donna team in early 2022 to aid in making lactation support more accessible to mothers within our community.

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Kristin Stirn

Clinical Assistant & Doula