Meet Our Educators
Originally from England, Michelle is a R.N. certified in inpatient obstetrics in the Childbirth Unit and a Certified Lactation Specialist. A graduate of Ivy Tech Community College, she has worked at Memorial Hospital since 2006. Her dream to become a labor/delivery nurse at Memorial came true after much hard work and dedication. Michelle’s goal is to make every woman/support person feel special and confident about their labor and birth experience.
Gemma, LPN, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and International Board Certified Lactation Specialist, is a breastfeeding educator. She also serves as Assistant OB Coordinator at Memorial’s Family Medicine Residency Clinic, a position she has held for the last eight years. A licensed practical nurse since 1980, she graduated from Arlington Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursing in Texas. Gemma has worked in a variety of nursing jobs, including childbirth unit, mother baby, pediatrics and family practice. A member of the St. Joseph County Breastfeeding Coalition, she is passionate about teaching how women are wonderfully created to give birth and to feed their babies. Gemma is married with three grown children and four grandkids (so far). She enjoys family time, travel and theater.
Mary, a certified R.N., has worked as a labor/delivery and mother/baby nurse since 2003. She is certified in inpatient obstetrics nursing and is excited to be teaching. Her goal is to educate moms and dads in a professional yet fun environment to alleviate any stress or fear they may have about having a baby. Born and raised in South Bend, Mary is married with two children, a boy and a girl. She and her husband are busy with their extracurricular activities and enjoy traveling to all-star cheerleading competitions and hockey games. Mary also enjoys getting together with friends, or losing herself in a good book.
Amy is a R.N. certified in inpatient obstetrics. She received her nursing degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 2007. Amy has experience in newborn nursery, labor and delivery and postpartum. She joined Memorial Hospital's Childbirth Unit in January 2011. She enjoys teaching and sharing in the excitement a new baby brings. Childbirth is a memory one will never forget and she strives to make it an exceptional experience for all. Amy, who is married with two daughters, loves spending time with her family and many nieces and nephews! In her spare time, Amy volunteers as an EMT with her town's ambulance service.