Emily Grose, CNM

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Biography/Personal Interests Emily Grose loves a good story — and she loves her patients’ stories most of all. “My patients’ stories of strength and resilience inspire me every day,” she says. When it came to realizing her own passion for women’s healthcare, Grose says she didn’t have an “aha” moment. It was a gradual process,

Jana Flesher, CNM

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Biography/Personal Interests When Jana Flesher’s mother first heard of her daughter’s plan to become a midwife, she laughed and said: “I’m not surprised!”  At age three, Jana had been fascinated by the NOVA documentary The Miracle of Life.  “I guess my face was about three inches from the TV screen during the birth scene,” says Flesher.  A

Nicole Dishong, CNM

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Biography/Personal Interests “Birth has been my passion for the past 20 years,” says midwife Niki Dishong. “I really love what I do.” Dishong’s journey to midwifery began in college, when she studied goddess-based, matriarchal religions. “The goddess was in charge of life and death,” she says, “and the birth aspect was so interesting to me.