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Maternidad La Luz Staff and Faculty

BIRTH CENTER STAFF

Patricia Gimler, Staff midwife

  • Licensed midwife in Texas.
  • Pat has been practicing midwifery since 1986.

Patricia Gimler Gurley, Clinical Director, Staff midwife and Academic Faculty.

  • Licensed Midwife in Texas.
  • Trisha is a graduate of the Maternidad La Luz program and has been practicing midwifery since 1999.

Beth Hartman, Resident midwife.

  • CPM and Licensed midwife in Texas.
  • 2011 graduate of Maternidad La Luz.

Anne Kuntz, Staff midwife.

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Women's Studies from Oberlin.
  • Licensed midwife in Texas and New Mexico since 2007.
  • At Maternidad La Luz since January 2012.

Judith N. Lane, Administrator, Academic Director, Academic Faculty and staff midwife.

  • Certified Professional Midwife;
  • Licensed Midwife in Texas;
  • MPH in International Public Health, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
  • 2004 graduate of Maternidad La Luz.

Rosa Oesterreich, Resident midwife.

  • CPM and Licensed midwife in Texas.
  • March 2012 graduate of Maternidad La Luz.

Lillian Stinson, Resident midwife.

  • CPM and Licensed midwife in Texas.
  • March 2012 graduate of Maternidad La Luz.

ACADEMIC FACULTY

Holli Berry, Academic Faculty.

  • BS in Biology, University of Texas at El Paso;
  • Chairperson of Science Department for El Paso High School;
  • High School teacher in Physical Sciences, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology for 26 years.
  • Holli has been teaching at Maternidad La Luz since 1999.

Ani Hagan, Academic Faculty.

  • Licensed Midwife in Texas and New Mexico;
  • Certified Professional Midwife.
  • Ani has been practicing homebirth midwifery and has been a teacher at Maternidad La Luz since 2001.

Diane Holzer, Academic Faculty.

  • Certified Professional Midwife;
  • Licensed Midwife, New Mexico and California;
  • Physician Assistant, California.
  • Former President of MANA.
  • Diane has been practicing midwifery since 1983.

Deborah J. Kaley, Founder of Maternidad La Luz and Academic Faculty.

  • Certified Professional Midwife; Licensed Midwife, Texas and New Mexico;
  • NNR Instructor;
  • MEAC Founding Member;
  • Qualified Evaluator for NARM;
  • BA in Psychology, Wayne State University in Detroit.
  • Kaley has been practicing midwifery since 1981.

Katia Le Mone, Academic Faculty.

  • MPH with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health Care and Nutrition, Tulane University.
  • Katia is a graduate of MLL and has been a teacher at the school since 1992.
  • She currently has a homebirth practice in New Mexico.

AUXILIARY STAFF

Josefina Estrada, Auxiliary Staff.

  • Fina has been with the clinic since April 2006. She oversees the reception.

Lennoris ("Leno") Gurley, Purchaser.

  • Leno has been with the clinic since January 2013.

Patti Ochoa, Administrative Assistant.

  • Patti has been with the clinic since 1998.

Elizabeth Perezchica, Auxiliary Staff.

  • Liza has been with the clinic since 2012 in the housekeeping department.

Celia Ruiz, Auxiliary Staff housekeeping department.

  • Celia has been with the clinic since 2005.

During the academic year other visiting educators and midwives come to teach at Maternidad La Luz.

 
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