Michelle Killingsworth MSN, CNM "As a midwife, I have the distinct privilege of working with women throughout the lifespan - from adolescence to child bearing and beyond menopause. My goal as a healthcare provider is to develop a partnership where the woman feels listened to, well informed, empowered, and expertly cared for."
Michelle graduated with a Masters of Science in Nurse Midwifery in 2010 from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky (recently ranked the #1 Nurse Midwifery Program in the United States by US News & World Report). She received clinical training at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to becoming a midwife, Michelle attended nursing school at the College of Southern Maryland and gained valuable experience working as a registered nurse in Labor & Delivery for several years. Michelle is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
Suzanne Barton MSN, CNM
"I believe the best patient outcomes are achieved when the healthcare provider acts as a facilitator, not a dictator, of healthcare. When women are empowered with knowledge, they can achieve great things and great health."
After attending Skidmore College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Suzanne was initially trained as an Emergency Department nurse in Philadelphia. There she learned how important it is to care for the whole person; the physical, emotional and social aspects. She continued her education to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a board certified Nurse-Midwife and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. She has speciality training in Ultrasound, Colposcopy and Cesarean Section First Assist.
Amy Smith-Bassett, MSN, CNM
"It is a privilege for me to partner with women through one of the most formative experiences of a lifetime. My goal is to individually equip and encourage women through personalized and compassionate care."
Amy graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing in 1996 from Vanderbilt University and became a Family Nurse Practitioner. After working several years at Lawndale Christian Health Center, an urban Federally Qualified Health Center in Chicago, Amy soon recognized her passion for women's health and midwifery. She attended midwifery school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, while also gaining experience as a RN in a labor and delivery unit. After graduating from midwifery school with a post-master's certificate in 2003, Amy has worked at a number of different practices, beginning in the Chicago area and continuing in Connecticut after moving here with her family in 2008. Amy is thrilled to be working per-diem at With Women Wellness.