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, 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

Care Locations

10330 SE 32nd Ave.
Suite 305
Milwaukie, OR 97222
Fax 503-513-1850
545 NE 47th Ave.
Suite 102
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-234-5437



Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.9 out of 5 (36 Ratings, 8 Comments)


Joanna takes the time to listen and is always thoughtful and knowledgeable with my care.

My care provider was very friendly and listened carefully to what I had to say. She also answered all my questions, great experience and provider!

This is my second pregnancy and the knowledge of up to date research this clinic and it's providers have makes my last pregnancy's provider appear to be incompetent. I had so much stress trying to obtain the care I wanted the first time, whereas this provider not only gave me what I wanted, but offered more knowledge and options I wasn't aware of. It's such a relief to be able to have my questions answered from my health care provider versus having to find those answers on my own.

I love this office and Joanna is amazing! They are prompt, nice, and thorough. My experience here has always been absolutely incredible. My doctor gave me great advice about all my medical related questions and she made me feel comfortable which is why this is the second year I've come to her for my annual appointment. I've had some bad experiences with doctors in the past so it's nice to feel like I have someone who cares and wants what is best for my life and health in the future. I want her to know she is appreciated. Thank you so much.

I waited almost an hour after I checked in, staff was good about it and I'm not sure there was much else that could have been done but that was a LONG time & I had a babysitter waiting on me.

Joanna is very caring, and remembers my health history.

Everything was wonderful for my first visit! I look forward to the next several months of visits with them!

Joanna is amazing. I will request her in the future.