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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. Stephanie W Grosvenor

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Dr. Geoffrey Cly

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Marianne Stroud

Certified Nurse Midwife

Rachel Maio

Certified Nurse Midwife

Nicky Schwanz

Certified Nurse Midwife

Erin Morris DeFields

Certified Nurse Midwife

Alyssa Dickerson

Certified Nurse Midwife

Sara Rothgeb

Nurse Practitioner

Ellise Koenn

Nurse Practitioner

Courtney Rinehold

Registered Dietician and Nutritionist

Nicole Bobay

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Sarah King

Occupational Therapist

Julia Baker

Occupational Therapist

Administrative Team

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! 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.”

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.”

Kelsey Hayes

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 and love it! Kelsey and Justin spend most of their time with friends, family, and spoiling their niece and nephews. 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. She continues to grow with FMCC and has firmly rooted herself as a key contributor to the success of daily life at FMCC, and because of that, she was promoted to an Administrator in 2022. It’s impossible to meet Kelsey and not be moved by her warm, caring manner.

Katie Owens

Marketing Director

Katie grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana as the middle of five children. She graduated from Bishop Dwenger High School in 2017 and went on to graduate from Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) with a degree in Communications in 2021. After graduation, she became the Youth Minister and Communications Director at Sacred Heart (Warsaw, Indiana). Katie got engaged to her fiancé, Joe, in August of 2023. This life change is what began her desire to return back to Fort Wayne. She was led to FMCC and could not be more excited for the opportunity at hand. She loves sipping coffee, holding babies, and good conversations.

Staff Members

Taylor Frejd

Front Office Specialist

Taylor grew up in Fort Wayne, IN and was homeschooled with her two older sisters. She enjoyed the experience and graduated in 2012. She has a love for travel and lived in England for a year. She met her husband, Derek, through mutual friends, and they were married in 2017. Their daughter, Maisie, was born in 2020, and Taylor joined FMCC as a front office specialist in 2021. She loves to sew and often makes her own clothes and gifts for others.

“The fun/personal environment with both coworkers and patients is my favorite thing at FMCC. And I love when new moms show off their new babies!”

Taylor is a fantastic addition to our FMCC family!

Amanda Szkutnik

Medical Assistant

Amanda grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis, MO. She spent 12 years in the U.S Army as a Human Resource Sergeant, which brought her to Fort Wayne in 2015. She medically retired from the military in December 2019 and went on to graduate from Ivy Tech Community College with her degree in Medical Assisting and Healthcare Support. She married her amazing husband, Robert in August of 2020. Together they have five children, ages 17, 10, 8, 7, and 7. In their free time they love to travel and spend time with family and friends at their family cottage on Lake Vineyard in Michigan.

Kendra Bultemeier

Registered Nurse

Kendra grew up in Monroeville, IN as the youngest of 4. She graduated from Heritage High School in 2008 and Ball State in 2012. She and her husband, Nathan, knew each other in high school, but didn’t begin to date until after college. They were married in 2015, and have been blessed with two beautiful home births; their daughter, Charlotte, in 2018, and their son, Theo, in 2020. Kendra earned her nursing degree at IU Fort Wayne in 2022, and joined both the FMCC and the Birth Center teams in February of 2023. She and her family live on a lake and love spending time out on the water together.

“I love the culture (at FMCC), and the team mindset focused on helping women.”

We're so glad she is sharing her gifts with our patients and staff!

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, and obtained 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. 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.

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.”

Sydney Young

Front Office Specialist

Coming Soon!

Brooke Grady

Medical Assistant

Brooke grew up in Spencerville, IN and attended Eastside Junior/Senior High School in Butler, IN. She 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 three children all delivered with FMCC. Owen, born May 2017, Arabella, born August 2018 and Tatum, born December 2020. They enjoy spending time with their children and black Labrador named Conrad. During the summer months, they spend their free time going up to the lake with their extended families.

We are so happy to have Brooke as part of our FMCC team.

Cassidy Morales

Surgical Coordinator

Cassidy started in 2016 as an important part of our front office team. As the practice expanded, she transitioned into a role as Surgical Coordinator. 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. Their daughter, Ariella was born in October 2021. In their spare time, Cassidy and her family enjoy 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.”

Cortney Simmons

Medical Assistant

Cortney is one of our FMCC medical assistants and a Birth Tech at Holy Family Birth Center. She studied medical assisting in Falls Creek Virginia and worked in Family Medicine and Electrophysiology. She began her journey with FMCC first as a patient, and had all 3 of her children with us. During her pregnancies, she fell in love with the practice and our values. After enjoying her "job" as a stay-at-home mom for 6 years, she followed her passion for birth and pregnancy to find a career in our office. Courtney is currently working towards becoming a lactation counselor and a Holy Family Birth Center Nurse. Her hobbies include drinking coffee, reading, and going on adventures with her children.

Courtney Delph

Registered Nurse

Courtney is a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne in May of 2019. She started her nursing career in a post operative medical floor for two years. Prior to graduating nursing school, Courtney worked as patient care tech at Parkview Randialla Family Birthing Center. It was there that Courtney found her passion for the care of women and their children. Courtney is married to her high school sweetheart, Isaiah. They live in Fort Wayne with their beloved golden retriever, Norah.

Courtney is so happy be a member of the FMCC team and to provide care to the families who walk through our doors.

Emma Ziino

Licensed Practical Nurse

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. They welcomed their daughter, Amelia, in 2021. Emma initially worked as a front office specialist while she attended Ivy Tech studying nursing. She graduated in July 2020 as a Licensed Practice Nurse and transitioned to the clinical team. 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.

Jenna Gingerich

Certified Medical Assistant

Jenna graduated from Ivy Tech (Fort Wayne) in 2017, earning her associates degree in Applied Science in Medical Assisting. She had a desire and a passion to work in women’s health, and was excited to join FMCC soon after graduation. She married her husband Andrew in April 2020. They were overjoyed to welcome their son Asher in May 2021, who was born at Holy Family Birth Center. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors, and relaxing at the lake! Jenna is grateful to be able to work alongside a wonderful team that values life, and goes above and beyond to give genuine care to their patients.

Julia Gonzalez

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. Julia and Juan were married in 2021, and enjoy spending their free time going to concerts.

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!

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. Kasie and Keelan welcomed their son, Everett, into their family in 2021.

"I am so thankful God called me to work alongside the team here 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.

Kelly Davis

Billing 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 joined the staff at FMCC as a member of our front office team. After gaining valuable experience, she transitioned to a position as Billing Specialist.

Latesha Archbold

Registered Nurse

Latesha graduated from Ivy Tech in 2016 with an Associates of Science in Nursing. She began her nursing career at Dupont Hospital as a Pediatric nurse. She always wanted to pursue a career in Labor and Delivery and after 2 years in Pediatrics, transferred units. She worked 2.5 years as a Labor and Delivery nurse, working alongside the providers of FMCC in a hospital setting. During this time, Latesha married her husband Nathan. She became a patient of FMCC in 2020, when she and her husband welcomed their daughter Finley. Working with the providers of FMCC and her experience as their patient led Latesha to join the FMCC team in 2021.

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 Hake

Front Office Specialist

Tammi graduated from Elmhurst High School and attended IPFW. She married her husband John in 1983, and they have 4 children: Abby, John, Elizabeth, and Michael. Rounding out their crew are their 2 very special granddaughters Ella and Olive. The most recent addition to their family is their "granddog" Hagrid. When she is not at work, Tammi loves to spend her time with family and friends. She has a love for crafts and enjoys making projects for her kids around the holidays.

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.

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.

Nicole Scott

Registered Nurse

Nicole graduated from IPFW's School of Nursing in 1997 and went on to receive her BSN from Grand Canyon University in 2018. Over the past 24 years she has held a variety of nursing jobs including Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, and office settings. She is married to her wonderful husband, Matt. Together they have two daughters, Elizabeth and Madalyn. Nicole and her family returned to Indiana after spending 7 years traveling for her husband's career. In that time, they lived in Virginia, Ireland, California, and Massachusetts. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Nicole joined the FMCC team in June 2021 and is enjoying continuing her nursing career while growing with 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. She also enjoys crocheting things for her family and friends in her spare time. She absolutely loves being a mom, and is excited to be on the front desk team at FMCC!

Stacy Mullinger

Front Office Specialist

Stacy met her husband Dave in 1999, and moved to Fort Wayne in 2001. They were married in 2004 and have one amazing daughter, Abby. Stacy has found great joy in watching her daughter perform in her high school marching band. In her free time, Stacy enjoys reading, cooking, and camping. The Mullingers welcomed their Boston Terrier, Frankie, to the family in July of 2020.

“I have loved working at FMCC from day one. Everyone is so kind and helpful.”

Stephanie Bixby

Registered Nurse

Stephanie graduated with her Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech’s School of Nursing in 2020. Following graduation, she began her career at Dupont Hospital on the Med/Surg Unit. Stephanie knew that, when she became a nurse, she wanted to work with pregnant mothers and babies. After a year in Med/Surg, she was led to work at FMCC, starting in July 2021. Stephanie was born and raised in Fort Wayne. She spent a few years living in California before deciding she wanted to return home and raise her children closer to family. She has four children: Ethan, Preston, Madilyn, and Joycelyn.

Stephanie welcomed her last baby with FMCC, is excited to work with the same team that served her through her pregnancy.

Taylor Kay

Phlebotomist

Taylor grew up in Albion, IN as the oldest of three girls. She graduated from Central Noble High School in 2015, where she met her significant other, Justin, but they didn’t begin dating until after graduation. In 2020, Taylor and Justin were blessed with their daughter, Norah. Taylor went on to earn her certification as a phlebotomy technician from Ivy Tech in 2021. She joined the FMCC lab in 2022, and says she has loved the friendly atmosphere of the office. She enjoys to read and spend time outside when she can.

Taylor’s talent for quick and painless blood draws is a gift to our patients and staff, we’re lucky to have her!

Yin Thet

Front Office Specialist

When she was 3 years old, Yin moved from Myanmar (Burma) to Fort Wayne, IN and has lived here ever since. She has two younger siblings, a sister and brother. She graduated from New Haven High School in 2015 and from PFW in 2021 with her bachelor's degree in Education Policy and TENL (Teaching English as a New Language). She joined the FMCC staff as a front office specialist in February of 2023, and says her favorite part of the job so far has been the people. She loves to draw, play games, take walks, and longboard.

“The people (at FMCC) are the best. Admin, co-workers, and patients- everyone is so nice and helpful!”

Yin’s bright smile and cheerful disposition are gifts to staff and patients alike!

Kate Schooley

Front Office Specialist

Kate was raised in Fort Wayne, IN and is the oldest of 4 children. She graduated from Bishop Dwenger in 2013 and from IU in 2017 with a degree in Youth Development. She and her husband, Jake, met online and in 2018, they were married. Kate was a patient at FMCC with her son, Oliver, who was born in 2021. She joined the team with the desire to help provide the same wonderful experience she’d had to others. She became a front office specialist in January of 2023. Kate has a love of Disney that she now enjoys sharing with her son.

“The faith-based approach at the office leads to our staff caring deeply for our patients. I enjoy getting to be a small part in someone’s journey.”

Kate’s heart for service is an asset for us at FMCC!

Gabi Dershem

Certified Medical Assistant

Gabriella (Gabi) grew up in Miller City, OH with a twin brother and two little sisters. She is pursuing a career as a pro-life, Catholic NaPro Ob/Gyn, and has completed pre-med studies at Franciscan University. With the goal of learning as much as possible before she embarks on her journey through medical school, she joined FMCC as a Medical Assistant in 2023. She loves to explore new places with her boyfriend, Colin, and her dog, Lacey. In 2021, she was able to study abroad in Europe and feels especially blessed to have made a pilgrimage to Medjugorje where she saw the Pope in the Vatican.

“My favorite thing about FMCC is the authentically pro-life and family-like community we have in the office.”

We are so grateful Gabi chose to share her talents with us at FMCC!

Rachel Greider

Front Office Specialist

Rachel was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN as the youngest of three children, with an older sister and brother. She graduated from Homestead High School in 2021. She plans to pursue a degree in psychology and has received her CDA (Child Development Associate) credential. She joined the FMCC family as a front office specialist in August of 2023. She loves the environment and friendly atmosphere of the office. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching shows, and doting on her fur babies: two cats (Ariel and Onyx).

Rachel’s natural sweetness and calming presence is an excellent addition to the team!

Thin Nyein

Front Office Specialist

Thin was born in Ratchaburi, Thailand, but raised in Fort Wayne, IN. She has one sister and one brother. Thin graduated from New Haven High School in 2018, and spent some time at IU Bloomington pursuing a degree in HR Management. In April 2023, she joined our team as a Front Office Specialist, and is grateful for all the wonderful people she gets to interact with. Thin has a love of Snoopy and collects figurines, enjoys being outdoors, running, and hiking.

“Working at FMCC has opened me up to a whole side of women’s healthcare I was never exposed to or aware of.”

We love having her at FMCC!

Lucinda Beiswenger

Billing Specialist

Lucinda was born and raised in Ney, Ohio. Aside from FMCC, she also works part time as a Cosmetologist in Bryan, Ohio. She has two daughters, Payshince & Pearlyn. Dr. Stroud and staff provided exceptional care and delivery of her youngest. In the fall and winter, they spend their time traveling to an array of states for club volleyball. In the spring and summer, if they are not at the ball fields, you can find them tending to their garden, camping or cooling off in a body of water somewhere.

"The culture here at FMCC is unmatchable. I am beyond grateful to be apart of this amazing, God serving team."

June Htoo

Registered Nurse

As a daughter of an immigrant family, June was born and raised in Burma. Her and her family had to flee to Thailand as a refugee during the civil conflict. In 2018, she moved to America in order to further her education prior to the education system in Burma not being available. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Indiana University of Fort Wayne in 2022.

"I would like to take this opportunity and give gratitude to thank my parents for everything they have done to sacrifice for their own family happiness. My parents have done everything in their power to provide for us, care for us, and love us even when circumstances of life did not treat them well. Thank you so much, Mom and Dad. I also want to give thanks to my siblings for being my biggest supporters and believers. I love you guys to the moon and back. Nevertheless I would also like to thank everybody in my life who has supported me every step of the way in my journey for recognizing my passion in helping people in need and doing further more for them at any means necessary.

I would like to also give encouragement to the younger generation who are growing an interest in nursing or who aspire to be nurse for the greater goods to keep thriving. It might seem unbearable but the long run is worth it. When you are finally at your goal, you will be relieved to know that you never gave up and kept pushing on.
Finally, I'd like to express my gratitude to the FMCC family. You have been a blessing to me, and I know the patients feel the same way. I'd also like to thank my church family. You guys are fantastic. When I count my blessings, I make sure to include you two times. "Remember you're human, and you're doing the best you can, and you are enough," is my go to motivation."

Mikayla Andersen

Certified Medical Assistant

Coming Soon!

Izabella Hines

Certified Medical Assistant

Coming Soon!

Mariah Targgart

Certified Medical Assistant

I have enjoyed being a Birth Tech at Holy Family Birth Center since 2021 and have experienced so many joyous moments during those times when a new life enters the world. I am currently attending IU Fort Wayne for my BSN in nursing and plan to graduate in December 2024. My passion is in labor and delivery, and anything OB related. I have loved the chance to get to know our patients and then be there as a tech for their delivery at the Birth Center. I have three cats, who are my spoiled fur babies, and I am a doting aunt to my two nephews. In my free time, I love reading, playing the piano and singing, getting coffee, and spending time with my family and friends. During the summer, I enjoy swimming, kayaking, and fishing at my grandparent's lake cottage.

Creighton Instructors

Lindsey Tippmann

Fertility Care Practitioner

Lindsey was born and raised in Fort Wayne and is the youngest of 3 children. She is a Registered Nurse and graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2007. Prior to joining FMCC, she worked in Oncology, the CHF Unit, Med/Surg ICU, and the Women's Care Center, a crisis pregnancy center here in Fort Wayne.

She and her husband, Blake, met at her sister's wedding and have been married since 2007! After a few years of being married, and suffering the loss of their first two babies, they welcomed their oldest son, Judah in 2010. At that time, Lindsey started the journey of being a stay-at-home mom. God had a beautiful plan, beyond what she ever imagined, to entrust her and her husband with 5 more children! They welcomed William, Elsie, Violet, Memphis and Avila to the family between 2011-2021. She is eternally grateful for the gift of motherhood and the greatest blessing of being a stay-at-home mom.

In the spring of 2022, God opened a door (in a quite unexpected way - through doing a podcast with Dr. Stroud!) to allow Lindsey an opportunity to share her passion of women's health, specifically in regards to natural family planning, here at FMCC. And because God is so great, He paved the way to make it happen while still allowing her to essentially be a stay-at-home mom! Lindsey feels so honored to be just a small part of this team and truly humbled to walk alongside women and couples who are using CrMS for a multitude of reasons.

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.

Caroline Strzesynski

Certified Fertility Care Practitioner & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Caroline graduated in 1999 with her bachelor's degree in nursing. Her passion has always been to serve women. This journey began as an abortion recovery room nurse for a private clinic. She then went on to work for Planned Parenthood for nearly 14 years. In that time, she became an HIV counselor, STD examiner, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, a mother, and a Christian. Becoming a mother was a great joy, and becoming a Christian led to spiritual growth and further questioning of her work. Seeing things in a different light, she resigned from Planned Parenthood and looked and prayed for something new and new work was provided. Contraceptive prescriptions and insertion procedures continued to be provided as well, but in a different workspace much like any OB/Gyn office. After 18 years of practice, Caroline saw how contraceptives led to repeat sexually transmitted infections, abortions, and mental health struggles. In 2021, she knew her provision of contraception was ending, and God was calling her to provide authentic women's healthcare which honors Him. The decision led to a drastic cut in work hours, and an introduction to Creighton and NaProTechnology care. She returned to school in 2021 for training to become a Creighton FertilityCare Practitioner and Medical Consultant, and she is currently working on certifications for both. Thankfully, she was introduced to Dr. Stroud and the Fertility and Midwifery Care Center where she has been able to provide online Creighton instruction – continuing to serve women.

Caroline is married to a humorous man named Scott who has been supportive through the work journey. They have been married over 20 years and are parents to Sophia and Will who have been raised in the Christian faith and Prolife movement for as long as they can remember. The family lives and works in and around Toledo, Ohio.

Caroline is also a part of And Then There Were None, a ministry founded by Abby Johnson to help abortion workers leave the clinics, find healing & life affirming employment. Through this ministry, Caroline mentors' other former abortion workers.

Sonographers

Hollie Parish

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Hollie has a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is certified ARDMS. She moved to Fort Wayne in 2020 and started working at a hospital. Once she realized that she had a deeper passion for women’s health and the desire to be more involved with her church, Hollie decided to leave the hospital. That is when she found FMCC and has found a wonderful new home working directly with providers and clinical staff assisting families in their journeys.
On her days off, she is serving with her church through their different ministries, serving with the youth during the week and serves team on the weekends. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and different seasonal outdoor activities in her free time.

"I look forward to all that the Lord has for me through FMCC."

Audra Koldyke

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Audra was born and raised in Decatur, IN and graduated from the University of Saint Francis in 2003 with a degree in Radiologic Technology. Her husband’s military career took them to Nashville, TN where she worked at the Level 1 trauma center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Radiology and CT. They moved back to Indiana in 2009 where she worked at a rural community hospital registered in the areas of X-ray, CT, Mammography, and Sonography as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). In 2020, Audra graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Medical Imaging. In 2021, Audra transitioned to the University of Saint Francis as the Program Director of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2021 also brought her to FMCC to continue working as a Sonographer, which she loves to do. Audra and her husband have two boys, Colby and Dylan, and are always busy! She enjoys being involved with their school in various ways. As a family, they spend a lot of time camping and are very close to their families.

Audra feels blessed to be a part of the FMCC family and continuing to share in the medical journeys of patients.

Lindsay Walsh

Registered 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.

Nikki DeRoo

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Nikki is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and ARDMS registered in obstetrics and gynecology. She grew up in a small town and began her career at her local community hospital upon completion of her ultrasound certification. After working for almost 13 years, Nikki, with the support of her husband, decided to be a stay-at-home mom to their precious girls. While being a homeschooling family keeps them busy enough, she couldn't pass up the God-given opportunity to begin working again and join the team at FMCC! She believes her own struggle with infertility allows her to care for her patients with a compassion and understanding that can only come from experiencing it first-hand.

Diane Hartman

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Diane is the proud mom of two girls, Kendall and Bailey. She has a son-in-law, Ian, and two perfect grandsons - Adler and Reiner. Her oldest daughter, Bailey, lives in the South Bend area and works for Notre Dame. Her youngest daughter, Kendall, will be attending the University of Kentucky in the fall. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her grandsons and traveling to competitive cheer competitions with her youngest daughter, Kendall. She has been doing ultrasound for almost 20 years. She has such a passion and joy for ultrasound and her patients. She loves connecting with her patients and being a small part of their journey. We are so thankful to have her as part of the FMCC team!

Emily Wesson

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Emily married her husband, Brian, in 2011. They welcomed their daughter, Thea in 2015 and son, Ezra in 2017. Emily and her family enjoy doing movie nights at home, making memories on vacations, and other family activities like going to the zoo.

Emily graduated from Jackson College with an Associates in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 2019. Prior to joining the FMCC staff, Emily worked for another OB/GYN office and then for a small community hospital doing general ultrasound. Before persuing a degree in ultrasound, she was a stay-at-home mom.

In her free time, Emily enjoys serving others, going to farmers markets, reading, taking art classes such as pottery and crocheting, and spending time with her family and friends.

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