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


Dr. Jill Stalling


Dr. Leigh Bauer


Dr. Stephanie W Grosvenor


Marianne Stroud

Certified Nurse Midwife

Rebecca Cronin

Certified Nurse Midwife

Rachel Maio

Certified Nurse Midwife

Nicky Schwanz

Certified Nurse Midwife

Erin Morris DeFields

Certified Nurse Midwife

Sara Rothgeb

Nurse Practitioner

Ellise Koenn

Nurse Practitioner

Nicole Bobay

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

Courtney Rinehold

Registered Dietician and Nutritionist

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


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


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.

Genevieve Stroud

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Genevieve was born and raised 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.

Genevieve married her incredible husband, Ian in February of 2021. They have two children, both born with FMCC: Frances, born in 2019, and Damian, due in January 2022. When she isn’t brainstorming new business ideas or playing with her family, Genevieve enjoys calligraphy, reading about the saints, and drinking strong coffee.

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

Staff Members

Taylor Frejd

Front Office Specialist

Coming Soon!

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.

Andreya Ridenour

Registered Nurse

Andreya graduated from nursing school at Indiana University Bloomington in 2016 and is currently studying to be a midwife at the University of Cincinnati. She began her nursing 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 welcomed twins, Mia and Miller, in August 2020 and have been having a blast navigating the world of parenting. They live north of Fort Wayne with their black lab, Renley, and enjoy traveling and camping.

Angela Meyer


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.

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 Targgart

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.

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, and 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.

Hailey Schmeling

Front Office Specialist

Bios to come soon!

Elizabeth Roy

Medical Assistant

Bios to come soon!

Taylor Kay


Bios to come soon!

Majena Cooper

Front Office Specialist

Bios to come soon!

Creighton Instructors

Lindsey Tippmann

Fertility Care Practitioner

Coming Soon!

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.


Allison Francois

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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.

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.

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

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