Rita Chesney

RN, MS, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife. BSN:  1988, Seton Hall University, South Orange New Jersey.  MS & CNM:  2001, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore Maryland. LTC, Army (Retired)

Shelia Love

RN, BSN, CNM, MSM, EFM-C.  Certified Nurse Midwife. ADN, 1980 Broward County Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, BSN: 1992
Florida International University, North Miami, Florida. CNM: 1997 Frontier School of Nurse Midwifery, Hyden Kentucky. MSM: 2001 Master’s in Midwifery, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pa

Sherry Hartenbower

BSN, MSN, Certified Nurse Midwife.  1978 Diploma in Nursing, St Francis School of Nursing, Peoria, IL.  1986 Bachelors in Nursing: Bradley University, Peoria, Il.  1995 Masters in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Kristen Hall

RN, MSN, CNM,Certified Nurse Midwife.  BSN, 2011, California Baptist University. MSN, 2016, Frontier Nursing University.

Karen T. Baker, M.D.

BS, 1996, University of Florida, MD, 2000, University of Florida College of Medicine, OB/GYN Residency, 2000-2004, University of North Carolina, Assoc. Professor of OB/GYN, 2004 – 2011, University of North Carolina College of Medicine, Assist. Professor of OB/GYN, 2012 – present, Mercer University College of Medicine,  Board Certified OB/GYN, 2006-present, Fellow, American Congress of OB/GYN, present Memorial University Medical Center Medical Staff, 2012-present

Marion Marsh, PhD

University of Rochester, Bachelor of Arts 1966, University of Cincinnati Doctor of Philosophy 1972.

Tonya Hooks


Our Nurses

Our Office Nurses assist the midwives in the office, draw blood, and do newborn screenings and testing as well as patient teaching and lactation support. These dedicated nurses may also be your Birth Assistants during your birth. They are the lifeblood of our practice and an integral part of your care team.

Heidi Longenberger, LPN, CLC (Nurse Manager)
Sherry Quinn, RN, BSN
Sherry Quinn, RN, BSN

Birth Assistants

Amber Mills, LPN
Maureen Smith, LPN
Tiffany Witt, LPN
Amy Beckling, RN, BSN
Amy Beckling, RN, BSN
Kelsey Mock, LPN
Kelsey Mock, LPN

Administrative Staff

The Midwife Group and Birth Center has a team of knowledgeable professionals who you may likely encounter before your first appointment with the midwife. Patty Pierce, our Practice Manager, handles the overall management and operations of the practice and birth center. Panesia Kitchen, our Front Office Manager, is responsible for the operations in the front office and will be the person who will meet with you concerning financial matters, as well as anything related to our front office. Jehnifur Rogers and Angel Denardi are our Practice Representatives, handling the daily functions including routing all telephone calls, appointment requests, scheduling of classes, collection of payments and scheduling your follow up appointments as needed. You will get to know these two friendly, vivacious women very well! Nancy McNair is our Administrative Assistant who works with us when we need her, helping with many facets of the administrative operations of the practice and front office. She can sometimes be found at the front desk as well, filling in for one of our Practice Representatives. All of our Administrative team is passionate about the Midwife Group’s mission and commitment to the families we serve….they know the unique care offered by the Birth Center and Midwifery model of care not available elsewhere. They are here to assist you in navigating a complex system of insurance plans and developing an individual payment plan, if necessary.

Jehnifur Rogers (Practice Representative)
Panesia Kitchen (Front Office Manager)
Patty Pierce (Practice Manager)
Angel Denardi (Practice Representative)
Nancy McNair (Administrative Assistant)

Margaret Dorroh

Founder, Retired
RN, MN, CNM, FNPC, Certified Nurse Midwife, Family Nurse Practitioner. BSN, 1965, Vanderbilt University;  MN, 1971, Emory University; CNM, 1977 Medical University of South Carolina;  FNP, 1985, Georgia Southern University

Nancy Belin

Founder, Retired
RN, MSN, CNM, ACCE, Certified Nurse Midwife, Owner.  BSN, 1970, Columbia University;  MSN, 1977, University of Rhode Island;  CNM, 1985, Medical University of South Carolina;  Lamaze International Certified Childbirth Educator.

Jill Whitfield

Long- Time Midwife at The Midwife Group; Retired. RN, MSN, CNM, CCE, Certified Nurse Midwife.  LPN, 1971, Savannah Technical School;  RN, 1977, Armstrong State College;  BS, 1983, Ferris State University;  MSN,1999, Armstrong Atlantic State University;  CNM 2003, Medical University of South Carolina; Certified Childbirth Educator.

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