Mary O’Meara is president of Women’s Health Care and has been a practicing Certified Nurse Midwife in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. Mary is originally from County Clare, Ireland, but has called Florida her home since the early 1980’s. When she is not busy with the practice, Mary enjoys traveling, gardening and yoga. Mary O’Meara is president of Women’s Health Care and has been a practicing Certified Nurse Midwife in the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years. Mary is originally
Dr. Angela Windom O’Donnell, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner has been working with Women’s Health Care since the beginning of 2016. Dr. O’Donnell graduated from Frontier Nursing University in March 2016 with a Doctor of Nursing Practice. During this time her focus was to increase access to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) in Hillsborough County. Dr. O’Donnell’s passion in women’s health is to education women about their bodies, so the woman feel empowered and understand what is happening on the inside. In her free time, she can be found adventuring with her husband in the great outdoors of Florida. She enjoys kayaking, paddle boarding, biking, rollerblading, jogging, reading, relaxing at the beach or her home oasis.
Susan Waid was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a nursing degree and joined the United States Air Force in 1991. She furthered her education and earned a degree as a nurse-midwife and women’s health nurse practitioner from Frontier Nursing University and a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. She has practiced midwifery since 1997 and has delivered over 1700 babies! She has worked in private practice and as a contractor for both the Air Force and Navy and is relocating here from Virginia where she worked for 7 years as a midwife at Langley Air Force Base. Susan enjoys spending time with her family which includes 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Kari L Walsh, Certified Nurse-Midwife and board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, joined Women’s Health Care in January of 2016. Kari comes to the practice with 5 years of nursing experience from Bayfront Baby Place as a Labor and Delivery RN. She was born and raised in Florida, and has lived in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for the past 10 years. Kari received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Tampa where she was a four year varsity softball player. She continued her education at Georgetown University where she graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing. While in school, Kari completed her clinical hours with the Women’s Health Care group and when asked, the other midwives described Kari as, “kind, compassionate, eager, and fun loving.” Kari currently lives in St. Petersburg with her fiancé and pup Maddox. A fun fact about Kari is that her and her fiancé were both left handed pitchers in college and will be tying the knot in December 2016. In her free time Kari enjoys attending Rays Baseball games, playing sports, country music concerts, and kayaking. As a nurse she developed her love for helping women and had the desire to learn more. Kari’s passion is to care for women throughout the lifespan and when asked what her favorite midwifery quote was she replied, “My life as a midwife is about being an ordinary woman who witnesses everyday miracles.”
Rose Heide, CNM grew up in Virginia and became a RN in 2005, and started working in Labor and Delivery shortly after. In 2014, she graduated from Frontier Nursing University with her Masters Degree in Nursing and became a Certified Nurse Midwife. She escaped the snow and cold to move to Florida in late 2014 and has been working as a full scope CNM since then, most recently in Brooksville, FL before joining Women’s Health Center in November 2016. Rose provides gynecologic and obstetric care, including pap smears, contraception, STI screening and prenatal care including labor and delivery. Her professional interests include patient education, contraception, and providing a family centered birth experience. When not at work spends her free time knitting, playing board games, and enjoying all that Tampa Bay has to offer.
Sonya Vickers is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Sonya is Florida native, born and raised in Tampa. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. Sonya obtained a Masters of Science degree from the University of Tampa and a Bachelors of Science from the University of South Florida. She has worked on Labor and Delivery at Tampa General Hospital since 2013. She loves women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family.
Samantha S. Ramkhelawan is licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner and board certified as a family nurse practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2010, then continued her education at USF where she achieved a Master of Science degree in 2014. Samantha joined Women’s Health Care in February of 2015. She came with 5 years of labor and delivery nursing experience at Florida Hospital Tampa where she found her love and passion for women’s health. “I feel that as a nurse practitioner, I have the unique opportunity to educate and empower women by improving their health awareness in a compassionate and personalized manner. I consider it both an honor and a privilege to provide quality healthcare to women.” Born in Long Island, NY, Samantha has been a longtime resident of the Tampa Bay community since 1998. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crafting, photography, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family. Samantha is excited to be a part of Women’s Health Care and looks forward to serving our wonderful community for the years to come.
My name is Judy Whipple, CNM. I graduated from Frontier Nursing University and I have been a midwife in Warwick, Rhode Island and Tampa, Florida. I am married and have 3 children. My hobbies include swimming, boating and hiking the US National Parks. My name is Judy Whipple, CNM. I graduated from Frontier Nursing University and I have been a midwife in Warwick, Rhode Island and Tampa, Florida. I am married and have 3 children. My hobbies include swimming, boating and hiking the US National
Cheryl K. Stanley, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2011. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2005 and her Masters in Science in 2011 from the University of South Florida, “Go Bulls!” Prior to joining Women’s Health Care in November of 2014, Cheryl worked for 7 years as a Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse at Tampa General Hospital; and worked for 2 years as a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with a focus in hormone replacement therapy. “I believe it is a woman’s right to have informed, quality health care; and I hope to provide that with every patient I serve. I feel truly fortunate that my career is my passion; and I am able to provide such needed care alongside my role models, the women I work with”. Cheryl enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, running, and travel.
Christina O’Leary is a certified nurse midwife. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree from the University of South Florida in 2001. She then worked and gained experience, as a labor and delivery nurse, on a high volume/high acuity unit for 13 years. During that time, Christina went back to school and gained her Masters of Science and Certified Nurse Midwifery degree from the University of Cincinnati. Christina graduated in December 2013 and joined the Women’s Health Care team in March of 2014. “I am so lucky to work with such an amazing group of women and be able to provide care to women in the Tampa Bay Area. I love working in the only midwifery owned practice in the area and in a practice that has been well established for over 20 years. I look forward to growing as a midwife and a person in this practice.” In her free time, Christina enjoys going to the USF football games, Go Bulls!!! She also enjoys visiting Disney with her annual pass, running, crossfit and spending time with her two pups, family and friends.
Karla Smith earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wichita State University in 1980. She joined the US Air Force in 1981. In 1991, Karla graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s degree in nurse midwifery. She retired from the Air Force in 1997 as a Major and joined Women’s Health Care. Karla practices full scope midwifery and has participated in over 3,000 births. Karla’s additional skills include colposcopy, cryotherapy, and newborn circumcision.
Michelle Williams received her Associates of Science in Nursing at Luzerne County College and worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 7 years before completing her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in 2015. Michelle has been practicing full-scope midwifery and women’s health services for the past year in Pasco County and joined Women’s Health Care in 2016. Michelle has experienced both in and out of hospital birth and she enjoys helping women to achieve their goal of a satisfying birth experience. She is a member of American College of Nurse Midwives and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse-Midwives. Michelle is originally from Pennsylvania, but has lived in Florida for 6 years. She is married and together she and her husband have 5 children, 4 teenagers and an infant son. In her free time she loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.