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.
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! The Birks welcomed their third boy, Barrett, in 2021. Even though the older boys are complete opposite personalities, they are both devoted to their youngest sibling. In their free time, Ally and her family are 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.”
“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.”
“I am truly blessed to work for a company that is so welcoming and passionate.”
We are so happy to have Brooke as part of our FMCC team.
“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 is so happy be a member of the FMCC team and to provide care to the families who walk through our doors.
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!
"I am so thankful God called me to work alongside the team here at FMCC."
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.
We are so grateful to have served Latesha as a patient, and to now have her as a part of our team in the office!
Tammi has worked in healthcare for 21 years, during which she has held various positions. In 2021, she was ready to try something new, and joined the team of Front Desk Specialists at FMCC. She enjoys the challenges of learning about her new environment, as well as feeling that she is part of something special.
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.
Nicole joined the FMCC team in June 2021 and is enjoying continuing her nursing career while growing with our team.
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.
“I have loved working at FMCC from day one. Everyone is so kind and helpful.”
Stephanie welcomed her last baby with FMCC, is excited to work with the same team that served her through her pregnancy.
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.
Audra feels blessed to be a part of the FMCC family and continuing to share in the medical journeys of patients.
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.