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Meet The Staff

Lesley Rathbun

FNP, CNM Owner/Director

Lesley Rathbun is dual certified as a  Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. She is the owner and director of Charleston Birth Place…

Judy Osborne

 CNM, MSN Staff Midwife

Judy Osborne has been a Certified Nurse Midwife for 15 years. Nursing experience includes Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Nursery, Postpartum, and Labor and Delivery…

Laurie Hersey

CNM, MSN Staff Midwife

An Atlanta native, Laurie has now moved Charleston.  She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 4 ½ years, earning her Masters Degree at Emory while working as a labor nurse at Cobb Hospital in Austell, Georgia…

Jennifer Hirchert

MSN, CNM, Staff Certified Nurse Midwife

Jennifer started her career as a labor and delivery nurse at MUSC in 2008, and joined the CBP family as a birth assistant the following year…

Erin Stein

MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC

I have been working with mothers and babies for more than a decade in many different capacities, which ultimately led to my working here at the Charleston Birth Place as a Certified Nurse Midwife/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner…

Samantha Mahon

NRP, CD, PES

Sam received her degree in Emergency Medicine from Trident Technical College and became a paramedic for Charleston County EMS in 2006…

Sarah Brunson

BSN, MA, RN, IBCLC

Nurse Manager & Lactation Consultant

Sarah is an RN and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and have worked in private practice, public health, birth center, home birth settings, as well as hospital lactation, including neonatal intensive care…

Ivy Parrish

RN, BSN

As a teenager, Ivy Parrish was able to witness a friend give birth.  From this first witness of the miracle of birth, Ivy’s love for pregnancy, childbirth and growing families developed…

Norva S. Andrews Decoteau

RN, BSc, LNM, CLNC

I have worked at Charleston Birth Place for more than seven years as a birth assistant and post-partum home visit nurse…

Kate Shealy

ADN, RN

Kate was born and raised in South Carolina and has been in Charleston for the past 8 years. She went to the College of Charleston to study biology and graduated as an RN from Trident Technical College…

Renee Crowe

Business Manager

Renee is our business manager and has many years experience with managing medical offices…

Mary Combs

Front Office

Mary manages front desk responsibilities. She also manages our Babies and Bellies Boutique…

Susan Meek

Administrative Assistant