Biography & Education


Joanna joined the Providence Maternal Care Clinic in 2011 and she loves being present in such a transformative, exciting moment in people's lives.

Prior to returning to school to become a midwife herself, Joanna worked as an assistant in a home birth practice in Los Angeles. It was a wonderful experience providing care to women in their home setting, and she strives to bring a sense of calm and gentleness to all of the births she attends.

Joanna has a special interest in serving the LGBT community and also enjoys providing gynecological care.

Joanna is a Portland native and, after living in California for many years, she is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. She has a wonderful partner and a young son. She was a patient of the Providence Maternal Care Clinic herself and felt it was an incredible experience giving birth in her home practice.

When not working, she loves to berry pick, hike and ride her bike around town. 

Areas of expertise

Midwifery and women's health


Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College in Spanish and art history

Master of Science in nursing from U.C. San Francisco in midwifery and women's health

  • English
  • Spanish

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