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Meet the Team


Kathryn Coyne, RN CLD

Clinical Nurse Manager,

 Midwife Assistant, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, & CAPPA Certified Labor 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! In 2022 she also completed Labor Doula training and certification through CAPPA.


Rhonda Hilliker, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

After serving in the US Army & raising 2 sons, she worked for 17 years as a Registered Nurse, then felt called by God to become a CNM. Graduated from Frontier Nursing University with women's health & psychological birth in mind. She has also been working as a missionary since 2008 in places such as Uganda, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Ghana, Guatemala & more!  


Lynnette Scolpino, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

With 30 years of experience as a CNM in Rhode Island, she moved down south seeking a more intimate, and compassionate maternity care setting. She joined Bella Donna Midwifery to aid in providing our community with more access to antepartum, GYN, and primary care services. She lives with her husband in Hampstead and enjoys spending time with her grand daughter , the beach and crafting.


Jessica Rhude

Office Manager, Insurance & Billing Specialist

While working in the office on the day to day, she is always available to answer any questions in regards to care, and client accounts. 

Also handling insurance & billing claims, she can be reached at:


Wynique Williams

Administrative Assistant

Bio coming soon!


Hadassah Wright, CLD

Midwifery Assistant, CAPPA  Certified Doula, and Childbirth Educator

A top notch addition to any birth team as a dual trained and certified doula through These Are My Hours, and CAPPA. She joined the Bella Donna Midwifery team as a doula, midwifery assistant and birth educator in 2021.

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Gabby Brang, LPN

LPN & Midwifery Assistant

Bio coming soon!


Shannon Gaydeski, IBCLC

International Board Certified 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!

In addition to seeing our clients in office for lactation support, she also leads our wonderful breastfeeding education course!


Haelyn Holden, CLD

Dual Certified Labor Doula

Haelyn started her doula journey through Stillbirthday in 2018 as a birth and bereavement doula in an effort to support others within the community. After her time in the military and college, she recertified as a doula through Birthworks International. She is passionate about empowering others through physical, emotional and educational support throughout their pregnancy and delivery.


Alison Hurd, RN, IBCLC

Registered Nurse & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 


 She started her nursing career in 2013 & fell in love with helping others successfully breastfeed. That love grew later when she was able to successfully breastfeed her own child. In 2017, she started the journey to become an IBCLC & worked in the hospital as lead lactation consultant until 2021. After a short break from work life, she took the opportunity to join the team of IBCLC's at Bella Donna. 

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