Meet Our Team

MEET OUR TEAM

Staff

Nancy Koerber, CPM, CPC- Executive Director- Nancy has a unique background that includes experience in both the clinical and administrative foundations of midwifery and healthcare management. She became a Certified Professional Midwife credentialed through the North American Registry of Midwives in 1995. Nancy co-founded and co-owned New Dawn Midwifery from its inception...

Rani Khan, RN, MSN, CNM- Director of Midwifery- Born at home, Rani has a long history with midwifery and women’s healthcare. She apprenticed as a home birth midwife in Ann Arbor, while obtaining her nursing degree at University of Michigan. She completed her Master’s in Midwifery at Emory University, as well as a post-master’s Certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership in 2013. She has...

Angela Logan, RN, MSN, CNM- Midwife- Angie has known since she was young that she had an overwhelming need to take care of women and their families. Everything crystallized on a trip west as she overlooked the canyons of Yellowstone Park that she needed to become a nurse-midwife. Her path being clear, Angie went to Georgia Southern University to obtain her undergraduate degree in nursing...

Melissa Poole, RN, MSN, CNM- Midwife-  Melissa has been drawn to the care of mothers and babies since childhood, but from the moment she was thrown into supporting a woman through labor for the first time during nursing school, she was hooked and knew where she belonged! 

Jessica Williamson, RN, MSN, CNM - Midwife - Jessica fell in love with maternal health working in the international community. Originally from Louisiana, she worked for 6 years as an emergency room/trauma nurse and 2 years as a labor & delivery nurse.  ...

Melissa Hicks, MD- Medical Director- Dr. Hicks is a faculty member at the Department of Family Medicine at MAHEC. Her areas of special interest include the full scope of family medical care, including caring for women during pregnancy and childbirth, along with the family.

Meredith Fowler, RN-  Meredith’s passion for women’s health led her to becoming an RN. She believes birth can be the most transformative and empowering process in a woman’s life. She views birth as a sacred, deeply personal and individual journey.  

Asha Oakes, RN, IBCLC - Asha was raised in West Virginia where she fell in love with the birth process as a young girl attending her siblings' births. She is the mother of two lovely children who were fortunate enough to have had a midwife in attendance when they entered this world.

Desdamona, RNC-OB - Desdamona is thrilled to join us here at WNCBC as she is dedicated to continuing her almost 2 decades of supporting mothers and their growing families. She began her career as a birth doula (DONA) serving families in both home and hospital settings in 2001.

Nora Weatherby, RN - Nora Weatherby was mentored into birth work by a vibrant group of midwives and doulas in 2003. Since then she has been supporting birth in all settings as a doula, educator and advocate. Her first Bachelor's degree is in oral history and writing.

After college she founded The Birth Narratives Oral History Project and traveled around the eastern United States recording and writing birth stories from different communities. Collecting these stories was humbling and awe inspiring. Every birth is the beginning of one story and the continuation of many others.

Feeling the pull to work with and care directly for families, in 2015, she returned to school to complete a Bachelor's in Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her MSN in Midwifery at Frontier Nursing University.

When not working, Nora still writes, sings music from around the world and loves to hike and dance.

She is honored to join the wonderful team at WNC Birth Center!

Kelly Heinerth- Office Manager- Kelly has been passionate about midwifery care since the birth of her son in 2006.  She spent several years employed as the receptionist at a local midwifery practice where she thoroughly enjoyed being a small part of the care women and their families received during their transformative journeys into parenthood.

Emily Accrocco - Client Care Coordinator - Emily has always been fascinated by pregnancy and childbirth. After the doula-assisted birth of her daughter in 2010, Emily was introduced to the amazing world of birth work.


Board of Directors

Debbie Aiton - President
Tara Theodossis - Treasurer
Dylan Babb - Secretary
Justine Clegg
Katherine Langley