Our Team

Meet Our Providers

Every person on our team wants to provide you with exceptional care that is based on your needs, your pregnancy, and your baby’s birth. We each have the experience, education, and passion to assist you and your family as you embark on the incredible journey of parenthood.

Dr. Christopher Stroud

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Dr. Jill Stalling

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Dr. Leigh Bauer

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Marianne Stroud

Certified Nurse Midwife

Lindsay Davidson

Certified Nurse Midwife

Rebecca Cronin

Certified Nurse Midwife

Rachel Maio

Certified Nurse Midwife

Nicky Schwanz

Certified Nurse Midwife

Ryanne Kees

Certified Nurse Midwife

Sara Rothgeb

Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Bobay

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Staff Members

Allison Francois

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Allison is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and ARDM registered in OB/GYN. She was born and grew up here in Fort Wayne, attending New Haven High School and later graduating with honors from Jackson College. Calling herself a very family oriented person, Allison has four siblings: three sisters, one brother; as well as countless nieces and nephews.

She married her high school sweetheart, Levy and together they lead the middle school youth ministry program at their church, Grace Gathering. Levy is currently in graduate school earning his master’s degree in Physiology.

Allison and Levy have three beautiful daughters. Their oldest is Emberleigh, who was born in December of 2016. Estelle and Elise were born in November of 2017 and March of 2020, respectively.

“I am so thankful to be working with the staff and providers at Fertility and Midwifery Care Center! I absolutely love my job! I look forward to continue meeting new patients, and helping existing patients on their OB and Fertility journey!”

Allyson Birk

Chief Financial Officer

As a certified public accountant, Allyson (or as her friends call her, Ally) has found a home at Fertility and Midwifery Care Center and Holy Family Birth Center where her career and passion for family have merged. Her main focus is on the financial management and strategic longevity of the practices so that countless more women can continue to experience the unique care provided by FMCC and HFBC.

Allyson grew up in the small town of Edgerton, Ohio with her two older siblings and moved to Fort Wayne in 2007 to attend college. She graduated in 2011 with Highest Distinction from Indiana University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a major in Accounting and a minor in Communication Studies. After college, she worked for Baden Gage & Schroeder, a local CPA firm, working for the audit team and had her first experience collaborating directly with the health care industry. Allyson and her husband, Braden, met in Fort Wayne and married in 2014. Even though she enjoyed her time at the firm, Allyson felt the need for a better work-life balance as they were expecting their first son, Braxxon, in 2016 and transitioned to a financial manager role at a Berkshire Hathaway-owned malpractice insurance company, MedPro Group. Their second son, Bryson, was born in 2019, unfortunately just a few weeks shy of the grand opening for the birth center! Even though the boys are complete opposite personalities, they’re best friends already. In their free time, they’re making memories with family and friends, visiting the zoo, watching Notre Dame football, or baking in the kitchen. Allyson also enjoys reading books but admits she hasn’t had much time for this lately.

2020 has been a year of discernment for Allyson to focus on what truly brings joy to her life, follow her passion, and use her skillset to serve the greater mission of FMCC and HFBC. She feels very blessed to be able to join the team.

“It’s amazing to see God’s will for our lives develop in unexpected ways when we follow his call, as unconventional as the path or decision may appear. What initially started out as a patient relationship has formed into a personal connection to the success of FMCC and HFBC so that others can feel the same compassion and renewed sense of hope that Braden and I felt from Dr. Stroud, his fellow providers, and all the staff while navigating our journey to parenthood back in 2015.”

Amanda Szkutnik

Medical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Andreya Ridenour

Registered Nurse

Andreya graduated from nursing school at Indiana University Bloomington in 2016. Following graduation, she began her career at Dupont Hospital in Labor and Delivery. While working at Dupont, Andreya got to know our providers and saw firsthand the care and passion our team provides for our patients. That lead her to begin working as a Birth Assistant at the Holy Family Birth Center when it opened in May 2019, and later as a full-time employee at FMCC in November of 2019. Andreya and her husband Mitch, who is a teacher in Angola, are excited about the arrival of their twins later this year. They live north of Fort Wayne with their black lab, Renley. They enjoy traveling and camping, and they can’t wait to become parents to their twins.

Angela Meyer

Phlebotomist

Angela, the newest member of our laboratory team at FMCC, was born and raised here in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Homestead High School, after which she attended Ivy Tech Community College obtaining an Associate’s degree in Health Science along with a CNA Certification and Phlebotomy license. Before working at FMCC, she worked as a CNA in an Assisted Living Facility for persons with Dementia and it was there that she met her fiancé. Angela worked as a phlebotomist at Lutheran and Parkview Hospitals for three years before becoming part of the FMCC team. Angela plans on going back to school to further her education in the medical field at some point in the future.

April Beiswenger

Administrator

April is the Administrator in our office and generally responsible for the day-to-day workings of the practice. She was born and raised in the small town of Ney, Ohio. She moved to Fort Wayne in 2006 to attend the University of Saint Francis and graduated in May 2010 as a Certified Surgical Technologist. April has worked in OB/GYN since 2008 and joined Dr. Stroud in August of 2013 while working at Parkview Physicians Group. She was the first employee of the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center and has played an important role in the practice since its inception. April and her significant other live in Fort Wayne with April’s daughter, Kaylynn. April spends her free time with family, including her Mom, Stepfather, Grandmother, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews. She will tell you that her family is the love of her life, followed by her work.

“I'm very dedicated to my work and love helping patients. I feel blessed to work with so many people at the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center who share my passion for helping others.”

Ashton Harris

Front Office Specialist

Ashton grew up in the small town of Garrett, IN and graduated from Garrett High School in 2015. She and her husband, Alex, met and fell in love while working at Kroger in 2016. In September 2020, they got married and bought a house in Harlan, IN. Ashton and Alex enjoy spending time with their families and friends. They love to spoil their 2 beloved dogs, a black lab (Maya) and a beagle (Sadie). Ashton worked as the Activities Director & Assistant Admissions Director for Millers Merry Manor for 2 years before finding her place on the FMCC team.

“I am truly blessed to work for a company that is so welcoming and passionate.”

Brooke Grady

Medical Assistant

Brooke grew up in Spencerville, Indiana, attended Eastside Junior/Senior High School in Butler, Indiana and went on to graduate from Ivy Tech in 2014 with an Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting and Health Care Support. She married her husband Triston in May 2014 at the Spencerville covered bridge. They have one boy, Owen, born May 2017 and one girl, Arabella, born August 2018. They enjoy spending time with their children and black Labrador named Conrad. During the summer months, they are always going up to the lake with their extended families. We are so happy to have Brooke as part of our FMCC team.

Cassidy Morales

Front Office Specialist

Cassidy is an important part of our front office team, joining us in 2016. She grew up in New Haven, Indiana as the youngest of three, and is a graduate of North Side High School. Cassidy and her spouse Marcus married in August 2017 and welcomed their son Mateo in June 2019. In their spare time, they enjoys traveling, camping, and spending time with their pets Gizmo, Gram, and Graycie.

“Working at FMCC has been such a great experience and a learning opportunity. Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel a part of the team right away.”

Courtney Rinehold

Nutritionist

Courtney Rinehold is a Registered & Certified Dietitian/ Nutritionist & Certified LEAP Therapist working in private practice (RINEHOLD Nutrition Services LLC) and the Fertility & Midwifery Care Center LLC. As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, she combines her traditional medical background with a holistic approach, using real food, to help heal the whole person. As a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), she’s trained to help clients suffering from non-IgE food sensitivities, often seen in hard to treat inflammatory symptom/diseases.

Courtney received her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 2005 with a double major in Dietetics and Nutrition/Fitness/Health. Courtney has been working professionally since 2007. She worked in renal dialysis for 6 years and has been working in private practice nutrition therapy since 2009. In September 2014, Courtney became a part of the Fertility & Midwifery Care Center, LLC helping patients with gestational diabetes, PCOS, & fertility issues. As a member of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs & Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine practice groups, she stays current with nutrition research to provide reliable information using evidence-based practice, with a holistic approach.

What does nutrition therapy have to offer you? A “Registered Integrative Nutrition Expert”, like Courtney, will help you “HOLD on to your HEALTH!” Courtney’s loves spending the time to help her clients approach their health in a very individualized way…not one thing works well for everyone! Many symptoms, issues, & chronic diseases are linked to inflammation- Courtney has the tools & knowledge to help you reduce this through proper nutrition. Weight management, prenatal care, sports nutrition, adrenal/thyroid/autoimmune disorders, food allergies/sensitivities, IBS, fibromyalgia, migraines, PCOS, chronic fatigue syndrome, are just a few of the areas Courtney offers help with. Many inflammatory conditions are improved or resolved through LEAP-MRT food sensitivity testing and an individualized nutrition protocol Courtney uses as a Certified LEAP Therapist.

Courtney and her husband, Dameon, have a son, Corbin, who was born in Oct 2012. They enjoy being outdoors, running, triathlons, camping with family & friends, DIY projects, cooking from scratch, and anything creative! Courtney is sure to offer you many different recipes & helpful meal tips she has “concocted” in her kitchen

Contact the office to get started with an initial consultation/counseling session to see how nutrition and “real food” can impact you in an amazing way!

Emma Ziino

Front Office Specialist

Emma grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is the eldest of her three siblings. She moved to Fort Wayne in 2017, when she decided to do a ministry internship at her church, Grace Gathering. It was there that she met her husband, Zach and they were married in March of 2018. They love spending time together and pursing their shared interests in videography and photography. Emma is currently attending Ivy Tech studying nursing. She is very excited to be a part of the FMCC family and knows this is where God wants her to be. We are so pleased that Emma found her way to FMCC.

Genevieve Reith

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Genevieve was born and raised here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is crazy about her hometown, and her big extended family who lives there. After graduating from Bishop Dwenger High School, she went on to graduate Magne Cum Laude from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s in Fashion Merchandising and a Minor in Business. During college, a study abroad experience in Florence, Italy gave her the opportunity to intern for an artisan perfumery, furthering her knowledge of marketing and merchandising.

The years 2019-2020 brought the blessing of Genevieve’s daughter, Frances, and her marriage engagement to, Ian Stroud. When she isn’t brainstorming new business ideas or wrangling her toddler, Genevieve enjoys calligraphy, reading about the saints, and drinking strong coffee.

During and after college, Genevieve has freelanced in social media and business development work several small businesses. She had a brief experience in the corporate world of Target, but quickly missed the environment of a small family business. She joined the FMCC management team in October of 2020, and is overjoyed with the opportunity. Her role focuses on communication, marketing, and business development.

Heather Ford

Front Office Specialist

Heather is part of our front office team at the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center. With over ten years clerical experience in the medical field, She came to us after working with Dr. Stroud at the Parkview Physicians Group. Heather is happily married to her best friend and they welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Savannah Noelle, in September 2014. Heather and her family live in Fort Wayne with their two cats. She is thrilled to join the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center, “This job made returning to work after maternity leave worth it!”

Jenna Targgart

Certified Medical Assistant

Jenna graduated from Ivy Tech in 2017, earning her associates degree in Applied Science in Medical Assisting degree. She is enjoying her new role as a certified medical assistant, and she appreciates the opportunity to provide personalized patient care at FMCC. In her free time, she loves spending time and laughing with family and friends. She enjoys a variety of activities including skiing, ice skating, baking, singing/music, and most of all, spending time at the lake. Jenna is thankful that the Lord led her to be a part of the team at the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center and we are equally thankful to have her with us.

Jesenia Haggard

Front Office Specialist

Jesenia is one of the newest members of our front desk team. She grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Fort Wayne in 2018. Jesenia came to us with extensive knowledge and experience for our physical therapy department and is going to be a great asset to our practice. In her spare time, she loves to cook and do home renovation projects. She also loves spending time with her significant other and her two cats, Henry and George. It is impossible to meet Jesenia and not appreciate the joy she brings to our staff and patients.

- “I am truly blessed to work for a company that makes you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door!“

Kasie Rushing

Registered Nurse

Kasie graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2016. It was always her dream to become a Labor and Delivery (L&D) nurse, and she is so proud to have accomplished that goal. She came to FMCC after working as a L&D nurse at Dupont Hospital for three and a half years. She loves the atmosphere of working at FMCC, and still gets her L&D “fix” by working as a Birth Assistant for Holy Family Birth Center. Kasie and her husband, Keelan are very passionate about good coffee and mission work. They have traveled to Africa for both mission work and Kasie had the opportunity to assist Zambian midwives in a great number of births while she was there. She is so thankful God called her to work alongside our team here at FMCC.

Julie Brown

Medical Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Julia Niederholtmeyer

Registered Nurse

Julia was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. After graduating from Northrop High School, Julia obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing, IUPUI. The summer of 2020 held many exciting life changes for Julia: she started work at FMCC and became engaged to her high school sweetheart, Juan.

The couple has an energetic labradoodle named Charlie, who gets spoiled with evening walks and lots of trips to the dog park. Julia spends most of her summer up at the lake with family and friends. In the winter, she enjoys being a volunteer coach for a high school gymnastics team.

We are so fortunate that God led Julia to join our team at FMCC!

Katie Shaffer

Surgery Scheduler

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University in 2014, Katie lived in Missouri and Ohio before finding her way back to her hometown of Fort Wayne. Now that she has settled down in Indiana, she loves her position as Surgery Coordinator at FMCC. She feels blessed to be a part of our mission at FMCC. Katie and her husband Colin were married in 2016, but they have known each other since they were 16 years old. Katie loves being outdoors and hiking with Colin and their two dogs. They are always looking for a new mountain to climb or landscapes to explore. In her free time, she also enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and attending concerts and hopes to publish a novel one day.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English from Indiana University in 2014, Katie lived in Missouri and Ohio before finding her way back to her hometown of Fort Wayne. Now that she has settled down in Indiana, she loves her position as Surgery Coordinator at FMCC. She feels blessed to be a part of our mission at FMCC. Katie and her husband Colin were married in 2016, but they have known each other since they were 16 years old. Katie loves being outdoors and hiking with Colin and their two dogs. They are always looking for a new mountain to climb or landscapes to explore. In her free time, she also enjoys reading, writing, watching movies, and attending concerts and hopes to publish a novel one day.

Kelly Davis

Front Office Specialist

Kelly grew up in Huntington County, moved to Allen County during her college years, and moved to Noble County a few years ago. In August 2008, she married her husband, Jared, and they have 3 boys, Carter, Kolton, and Kepler. Kelly and Jared live in the country where they enjoy hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers, and playing sports with their sons. Her most memorable experience was her trip to China in 2015, where she and Jared spent 2 weeks enjoying the different culture and atmosphere. After being a stay at home mom for a few years with her boys, she is excited to join the staff at FMCC as member of our front office team.

Kelsey Hayes

Assistant Administrator

Kelsey graduated in May 2015 with an associate degree in health care support along with a pharmacy tech license and phlebotomy license. Before working at FMCC, she worked as a certified nursing assistant for 6 years in her hometown of Huntington, Indiana. She attended Huntington North High School where she met her husband, Justin. They moved to Fort Wayne in 2015 with their cat, Potter, and love it! Kelsey and Justin spend most of their time with friends, family, and spoiling their niece and nephew. Kelsey started at FMCC in September 2015 as a phlebotomist. In October of 2017 Kelsey took on a new role at FMCC as the Assistant Administrator. It’s impossible to meet Kelsey and not be moved by her warm, caring manner.

Kim Krish

Registered Nurse & Certified Fertility Care Practitioner

Kim is a Registered Nurse and one of our Certified Fertility Care Practitioners. She grew up in Whitley County and attended Columbia City High School. She obtained her nursing degree in 2006 from The University of Indianapolis and married her high school sweetheart Kyle in 2007. After living in Indianapolis, Lafayette and then in Las Vegas for a bit, they made their way back to Fort Wayne in 2012 to be closer to family and friends. Kim and Kyle have five children, Oliver, Leah, Jonah Selah, and Jude. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, photography, being outside, traveling, and is involved in the MOMs group at her parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Kim has had several different nursing positions, most recently as a Chemo infusion nurse in Fort Wayne. She has enjoyed each nursing experience and says that each has strengthened her in many ways. She loves helping others, and when God presented the opportunity for her to begin the Fertility Care Practitioner Intern program and be a part of the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center, she couldn’t ignore the call. She feels very blessed to be a part of such an amazing and kind family here at the FMCC. She is excited to empower others with information to use the Creighton Model for their specific needs. She believes the Creighton Model is an amazing tool for women to better understand and manage their reproductive health in a natural way.

Lindsay Walsh

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Lindsay was born and raised in Fort Wayne, graduating from the University of Saint Francis in 2009 with degrees in Radiologic Technology and Health Services. After graduation she began working as an x-ray and CT tech at a small community hospital. She continued her education and began obstetrical ultrasound work in 2016, joining FMCC soon thereafter.

In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys what she calls “the country life” with her partner Jim, their daughter Elizabeth and dog Leila. She loves traveling to warm, sunny beaches and spending time with her family and friends. She especially loves spending time with her niece and nephew. Lindsay feels honored to be a part of our patient’s journeys and the miracles they experience.

Lori Fletcher

Front Office Director

Lori leads our front office and will always greet you with her warm smile. Lori was one of the first employees who made the decision follow us in this adventure that is the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center, joining us after working several years for Parkview Physicians Group.

Lori and her husband love to go for walks and play Frisbee with their standard poodle. They have two married daughters who have blessed them with ten grandchildren!

Though her grandson may not believe her, she crossed skydiving off her bucket list before his mother was born! She has also taken several bike adventures; the best of which was a weeklong trip through Ontario, Canada.

Mandy Miller

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Mandy is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) and ARDMS registered in obstetrics and gynecology. She grew up in Hamilton Indiana, attended Hamilton High School, and later graduated with honors from the University of Saint Francis with a degree in Radiologic Science. She has been a Sonographer since 2005 and she is married to her wonderful husband Jeremy, who is the Goldsmith at Bradley Gough Diamonds. Mandy also has two children, Taryn and Trenton. Mandy stays very busy with her kids, and she enjoys spending her spare time watching them play their respective sports and coaching her daughter’s softball team. Mandy’s favorite part about her work at FMCC is being able to share in our patients’ pregnancy journeys. We’re all so glad that Mandy’s journey lead her to FMCC.

Melanie Workman

Certified Medical Assistant

Melanie joined the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center after several years with the Parkview Physicians Group, OB/GYN and works mainly with the Nurse-midwives. After graduating from Wright State University and getting married, she and her husband moved to Columbus, Ohio where she worked with a Cardiology group at Grant Hospital. Her husband’s military career took them to Fort Sill, Oklahoma where they began their family with the birth of twins.

After fifteen years of active military duty, Melanie and her husband moved to Fort Wayne to be closer to their family. They have three beautiful daughters and one grandson. We are so fortunate to have Melanie as part of our team.

Nyaing Lay Aung

Certified Medical Assistant

Nyaing was born and raised in a Thailand refugee camp until she was twelve years old. In 2008, she moved to America and developed a strong desire to work in the medical field. Trying to learn and adapt to a new culture was difficult, but she persevered. One of her favorite quotes is, "Life is all about learning from your experiences."

In 2017, Nyaing earned her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science at Ivy Tech Community College. In her free time she has a passion for working with children and she teaches Sunday School at Abundant Life Asia Church. One of her favorite Bible verses is Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commended you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Nyaing is truly grateful for the opportunities she’s had, and we couldn’t be more proud to have such a wonderful young woman on the FMCC team.

Olyvia Fulford

Front Office Specialist

Olyvia was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was homeschooled through high school. She and her husband Preston welcomed their first son Julian in September of 2018. They enjoy playing in their backyard with their dog, going for walks, and simply spending time together at home. Olyvia sometimes leads worship on Sundays at her church, and also enjoys crocheting things for her family and friends in her spare time. She absolutely loves being a mom, and is excited to join the front desk team at FMCC!

Patience Renner

Creighton Practitioner

Patience is a Fertility Care Creighton Practitioner. She obtained her nursing degree through Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and spent several years working in medical-surgical and surgical trauma intensive care nursing. She is the fourth child in a family of twelve children and still enjoys helping on her family’s farm in her free time. Patience recently married her amazing husband, Dean, and moved to small-town Ohio.

Patience learned to chart with Creighton after she graduated from college and is excited to now be able share the knowledge of the Creighton Model with other women. She believes that this knowledge empowers women to better understand and manage their reproductive health.

Tasha Davis

Registered Medical Assistant

Tasha started her journey to make a difference in young mother’s lives in 2006 with the birth of her first son, Kelvin. At the age of 13 and pregnant, Tasha was faced with choosing between fighting or giving up: with the support and encouragement of her family, she chose the former. She graduated top of her class from Canton City School’s Digital Academy and went on to work for Rhoden Memorial Funeral Home and started studying for a Funeral Science degree. In January of 2012, she enlisted in the U.S. Army as a reservist and was stationed in Cadiz, Ohio.

She welcomed twin boys Dallas and Terrance into the world in 2013. Tasha then attended Woodbridge Everest University, earning a degree in Medical Assisting and Administration. She later joined the FMCC team as a Medical Assistant and loves being surrounded by like-minded people that want to offer the best possible care to our patients. Tasha is also the Founder and CEO of Young Mothers of America, a non-profit organization in Fort Wayne dedicated to helping teen mothers reach success. Tasha has a strong faith-based support system with her Husband, Terrall Davis, their children, and their church. Tasha and Terrall welcomed the fifth boy of the Davis household in 2019 with the help of FMCC after years of infertility struggles.

Stephanie Wilson

Certified Fertility Care Practitioner & Registered Medical Assistant

Stephanie is the second oldest of five children and has lived in Columbia City since the age of 13. Babysitting and homeschooling with her siblings instilled in her a love for caring for children. After graduating high school in 2011, she married her husband, Dennis, in 2013. Not long after that, Stephanie began attending school to become a medical assistant. A year of post-college experience working with oncology patients gave Stephanie the confidence to switch to family medicine, where she has been for the past 6 years. Her passion for women’s health began in 2014, when she began to practice the Creighton method for herself after the birth of her first son, Noah.

Since then, she has welcomed two more boys into their family: Matthew and Wyatt. “I was meant to be a boy mom!” is a phrase often heard from Stephanie. Her family of 5 enjoys exploring their community with frequent trips to the zoo, aquatics center and local parks. Christmas is her favorite time of the year, especially seeing the lights around town. Although family time is most important to her, a good book and a warm blanket are a close second.

Stephanie is so excited to teach Creighton at FMCC! Her first-hand experience and passion to share her knowledge will help change other women’s lives, no matter where they are in their journey.

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