Our Team

At The Birth Center we take your health and safety very seriously. Our Certified Nurse midwife(CNM), Licensed Midwives(LM), and staff Nurses have successfully delivered over 1500 babies.

Mikelann (Michael-Ann) Caywood-Baerg, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife / Birth Assist

Mikelann is a Certified Nurse Midwife(CNM) who in her 30 years of practice has welcomed over 1600 babies in out of hospital births. She will be leaving a legacy in Bozeman, MT as she slowly transitions to another chapter in life.  No need to worry…She is still attending births as a birth mentor: Passing her wisdom and knowledge down to the new midwives, so they can care for and support growing families for the next 30 years.

Many of her families continue to travel from all over Montana, the US, and the world to birth at the Bozeman Birth Center.

She is a Montana State University’s Nursing school preceptor and an active member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Furthermore, she holds a Montana Advanced Nurse practice license with prescriptive authority, holds a S.T.A.B.L.E. and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certifications. Lastly, she strives to maintain a healthy relationship with the areas Medical practitioners and facilities.

She is a proud MT “transplant” who is happily married to Rich, a MT native for the past 30 years. She has one beautiful daughter, Cassidy who attends University. Mikelann loves to hike, float the rivers, and garden. She also enjoys Yoga and is an accomplished quilter. Mikelann has committed her life to providing a safe, loving environment in which to welcome your most precious gift; your child.

Kayla M. Wright, CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife / Birth Assist

Biography and photo to come

April Mellito: LM, HK

Licensed Midwife(LM) / Birth Assist; Health Kinesiology(HK)

April Mellito, LM began her journey as a midwife at birth. She was born at home cradled by the hands of practitioners that believed in supporting women and their choices. At age 16 April attended a birth and through that profound moment her destiny was clear: Midwifery was in her future.

Throughout her apprenticeship April had the unique privilege to work with many midwives and learned not only the wisdom and knowledge of one midwife, but gathered knowledge, wisdom, and experience from many midwives and their techniques. Together, this has evolved a midwife that is comfortable with blending traditional and alternative pregnancy practices to individually meet the needs and wants of pregnant woman.

April also practices as a Health Kinesiologist and enjoys supporting people in their journey of healing and growing. She enjoys the fruits of Montana with her family and continues to strengthen her education by staying current in her Midwifery license, CPR/NRP certifications, and HK practices.

In her core, she believes midwifery is guiding and empowering women and their families on their journey of growth and health.

Lisa Blank, BS

Operations Manager

Lisa brings a strong history of customer service to The Birth Center and a passion for supporting women and their families in natural birth. You will also notice Lisa fills many roles at the Bozeman Birth Center to include but are not limited to office duties, laundry, gardening, childcare, grocery shopping, labor support, and organizing midwives.

Lisa is married to Jason, a Belgrade, MT native and has two children, 6 & 9 who were both out of hospital births facilitated by midwives. She enjoys this great state of Montana while she is hot springing, hiking, cooking, and planning her next staycation.

Furthermore, she holds a BS in Biology with a minor in Elementary Education, which helps in her growing 5+ years experience as a Childbirth instructor where she supplies women and their support with the knowledge to breathe and relax effectively; To nurse successfully; To parent realistically.

Linda Roberts, LPN

Nurse

Linda has over 25 years experience supporting women in natural childbirth. Linda has assisted Mikelann at births for decades. She now brings her skills and experience to the Bozeman Birth Center. Linda has two adult children who were born with the help of midwives. In addition to supporting natural childbirth by working with Mikelann Caywood-Baerg, CNM. Linda has also worked for years providing hospice care. The experience, comfort, and compassion Linda brings to families at the beginning or the end of life make her an especially treasured member of our staff.

Emily Greenwald, BS; RN

Nurse

Emily joined our Birth Center team 2010. She received her Nursing degree in 2006 from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA which also included an intense internship in Women’s Health.

Emily is a Montana transplant raised in Michigan and after working most recently in Wyoming. Currently, The Birth Center is fortunate enough to have Emily and her experience not only as a facilitator, but as a former client as well.

Emily and her husband, Jason welcomed their son, Sullivan in September 2011 by way of Waterbirth. As a result, Emily is more committed than ever to nurturing families during their own out of hospital birth journeys.

Sherry Pikul, BS; RN

Nurse

Biography to come…

Kris Zimmermann

Assistant

Kris joined the team to assist in a number of different areas. She has added an upbeat and helpful hand to the Bozeman Birth Center with her useful skills in customer service and endless support.

Kris traveled west and found her home in Bozeman. Her two grown children were born out of hospital at the hands of a midwife.

Kris believes in sharing love, supporting women and their families, and trusting birth.