Women's Health - Providers

Meet the Midwives and Doctors

Please press play to view video greetings from each of our providers or scroll down for links to midwives’ and doctors’ short biographies.

Providers

Midwives

Amy Hanson, CNM

Amy Hanson, CNM

Amy Hanson has been a Certified Nurse Midwife with Minnesota Community Care for 18 years.  After nursing school...

Diane Banigo, CNM

Diane Banigo, CNM

Diane is a Chicago native but also considers Minnesota to be her home. She loves getting to know individuals and families on a...

Elaine Boehm, CNM

Elaine Boehm, CNM

Elaine is a Certified Nurse Midwife at East Side Family Clinic. She moved to Saint Paul and to this clinic 12 years ago as her first...

Emily Rumsey, CNM

Emily Rumsey, CNM

While studying writing and film-making at UW-Madison, Emily first became interested in midwifery in her early 20’s. Many...

Faisa Abdi-Omar, CNM

Faisa Abdi-Omar, CNM

Faisa was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. Her family fled Somalia’s devastating civil war to seek...

Laura Leatherman-Clark, CNM

Laura Leatherman-Clark, CNM

Laura Leatherman-Clark (pronouns: she/hers) gained her BA in Religious Studies from Macalester College. During college while...

Lisa Smith, CNM

Lisa Smith, CNM

Lisa was born and raised in Minneapolis. She became interested in working in health care when her brother was hospitalized...

Mariela Rich, CNM

Mariela Rich, CNM

Mariela loves collaborating with people to provide them the healthcare and knowledge they need to meet their sexual and...

Patricia Longard, CNM

Patricia Longard, CNM

Patty is a 2003 graduate of the University of Minnesota school of Midwifery.  After spending two years in Turkmenistan as a...

Sonja Batalden, CNM

Sonja Batalden, CNM

Pregnancy is an amazing time of change – in our bodies, our feelings, our priorities, our families and our whole selves. This magical window drew me to midwifery 25 years ago...

Tamara Jackman, CNM

Tamara Jackman, CNM

Tamara first became interested in midwifery at the age of 3 with the birth of her younger sister, attended by midwives. She attended...

Toni Estis, CNM

Toni Estis, CNM

From a young age, I have found myself fascinated with pregnancy and birth. It was when I was able to support my sister in labor and...

Tracy O’Brien, CNM

Tracy O’Brien, CNM

Tracy is a certified nurse midwife who provides care to women throughout their lifespan. She especially enjoys adolescent health...

Providers

Physicians

Dennis Bealka, MD

Dennis Bealka, MD

Dr. Dennis G Bealka is a compassionate, highly motivated, hard working team-oriented doctor who cares for all of his...

Kelsey Leonardsmith, MD

Kelsey Leonardsmith, MD

Dr. Kelsey Leonardsmith is a family physician practicing at La Clinica and East Side Family Clinic. She takes care...

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