Obstetrics & Gynecology Physicians
Brooke M. Halliwell, DO
I came to Women’s Health in 2011 and deeply value practicing medicine in this great community. I completed my medical degree at University of New England and my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Penn State University. I’m passionate about quality healthcare for women and enjoy working with patients from adolescence through the post-menopausal years. My husband and I relish spending time outdoors skiing, running and biking with our four, fun children.
Katie J. Mang-Smith, MD
I’m a Colorado native who attended Saint Louis University for my undergraduate degree and Loyola University of Chicago for my medical degree. After completing my residency at The University of New Mexico, I moved back to Colorado to be close to family and to share all that I love about my home state with my husband and my three, wonderfully entertaining little boys. I have a particular interest in ultrasound diagnostics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics and contraception counseling. I believe in the power of preventive medicine and encourage my patients to make healthy choices that support full and active lives.
Emily R. McCarty, MD
I’ve had the privilege of providing women’s healthcare for over ten years, starting with my OB/GYN residency at the University of Maryland. I enjoy seeing women through all phases of their lives and specialize in laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures. In 2014 my love for the mountains and a desire to be close to family brought me to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s been an honor for me to take on a leadership role as Valley View Hospital’s Medical Director of OB/GYN. At Women’s Health, we provide a rainbow of choices to help each woman experience the kind of pregnancy, labor and delivery she wants. From low-intervention to high-risk births, our hybrid care model combines the strengths of physicians and midwives to help every woman feel safe and comfortable with her choices. This valley is a special place, and we want our families to enjoy a special birth experience in our care.
Joel Dickens, MD
I joined Women’s Health at Valley View after many years on the OB/GYN faculty at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. I have experience in all aspects of women’s health from pregnancy and maternity care to minimally invasive surgery and treatment of incontinence. My training in many urogynecologic procedures makes me especially prepared to help women address any pelvic floor disorders, including organ prolapse, incontinence, and overactive bladder issues. I also have an interest in international health. My wife, Hollie, and I spent four years volunteering in an underserved area of West Africa. Now, we’re glad to be raising our three children in this wonderful community. We appreciate all the valley has to offer, including skiing, hiking and fishing.
Clinical Social Worker
Lilia Larkin, LCSW
I am a Spanish bilingual licensed clinical social worker and Aspen native. After earning my master’s degree in Denver from DU’s Graduate School of Social Work, I returned to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2011. It is an honor to give back to the community that has provided me with so many opportunities. My work with women, children, and families has spanned a variety of settings including outpatient mental healthcare, crisis intervention, and school based mental health services. I am passionate about high quality healthcare for all women, and I am pursuing a specialty in maternal mental health. At Women’s Health, we believe in caring for the whole person—this includes physical, mental, and social health. I am thrilled to be a member of the team to support and to empower women from adolescence through their post-menopausal years.
Certified Nurse Midwives
Kerrie E. Kuhl, CNM
I graduated from University of North Dakota in 1990 with a nursing degree. I became a Navy nurse to see the world and was stationed in Oakland, California and Okinawa, Japan. After completing my service I attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received an MA in Midwifery. I love moms and babies and enjoy working at Women’s Health.
Bonnie B. Sihler, CNM
I’ve been practicing as a certified nurse midwife at Valley View since 2007. Originally from New York, I received my BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University before earning a BS in Nursing from Columbia University in 2000. In 2002, I completed my Masters in Nurse Midwifery at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. After practicing for five years in a busy urban hospital in Manhattan, I was lured to the small community of Glenwood Springs where I treasure developing close relationships with the women and families who trust our practice with some of the most important moments in their lives. In my free time, my husband, our young daughters and I enjoy all the outdoor activities of mountain life.
Carole A. Inglis, CNM
I’ve been a certified nurse midwife for 18 years and have worked in a variety of settings from small, private offices, to high-volume city practices. I have specialized training in colposcopy to help address abnormal Pap smears. It’s my passion to collaborate with my patients and empower them with knowledge about their bodies and health care options.
Teresa L. Hall, CNM
I’ve practiced Nurse Midwifery in the Roaring Fork Valley for over a quarter of a century, which means I’ve had the distinct honor of welcoming many of our residents into this world! I received my Masters degree and Nurse Midwifery training at the University of Colorado, Health Science Center. I then worked for twenty years in a private practice affiliated with Aspen Valley Hospital before joining Women’s Health at Valley View. I enjoy working with women throughout the span of their lives and especially love the challenges and magic of childbirth. I live in the upper Roaring Fork Valley with my husband, Doug.
Brenda G. Hanson, CNM
I’m a Seattle native with many years experience in the field of cancer therapeutics research. In 1997 I moved to Colorado to play in the mountains while starting a new career in nursing. After graduating from the University of Washington nursing program, I made Breckenridge, CO my home. I worked for six years in Labor and Delivery and Public Health Nursing before returning to the Northwest to attend the Nurse Midwifery graduate program at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland. I’m proud to have been with Valley View for the past 14 years, assisting women and their families as a Certified Nurse Midwife.
DeEdda L. McLean, CNM, CFNP
I love being a Certified Nurse Midwife and consider it a privilege to care for women during such important life events as pregnancy and childbirth. I enjoy providing women’s care across all ages and have a special passion for working with teens and Spanish speaking women. I received my Masters from Case Western Reserve then went on to earn my degree in Nurse Midwifery and my credentials as a Family Nursing Practitioner from Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. I love all types of skiing, and when the snow melts I’m on my bike, or hiking, kayaking and backpacking as much as possible. Working at Women’s Health at Valley View and living in the Roaring Fork Valley give me the best of both worlds at work and play.
Erin Crawley, CNM
I’ve been involved in women’s health since I was 18, working as a certified nurse’s aid. I earned my BSN from CU and completed my midwifery training through the University of Cincinnati. While in school, I worked in a variety of women’s health settings from Tuba City to Denver. Exposure to a variety of clinic models and approaches to labor and delivery has made me comfortable thinking outside the box to offer evidence-based options for each woman’s unique situation. I especially enjoy exploring integrated therapies for managing pregnancy and delivery. I believe wholeheartedly that midwifery is a collaborative kind of care. It’s my job to educate my patients so we can arrive at decisions together. I’m deeply gratified by the relationships I’ve developed with patients who come to me for labor and delivery support and stay with me for well-woman care, contraceptive counseling and annual exams. For me it’s important to support the whole woman, to help her make informed decisions about her reproductive healthcare throughout her life.
Alexandra Woolley, CNM
I moved to Glenwood Springs from Washington, DC with my husband and two little ones, and we could not be happier. I received my midwifery degree at Georgetown University before working as a midwife at George Washington University Hospital, a large teaching hospital in the heart of the city. It’s exciting to be part of a smaller community that’s so vibrant and beautiful. I’m delighted to be part of caring for the women, babies and families of this valley.
Kala Kluender, CNM
Before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, I worked for four years as a nurse-midwife in Boulder. A Midwesterner by birth, I grew up in Minnesota, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and attended Yale University for my nursing and midwifery education. As a practice, we’re committed to honoring the individuality of each woman, whether she’s coming to us for an annual well check, contraceptive counseling or labor and delivery care. It’s especially satisfying to create relationships with women throughout their reproductive lives — to provide support before, during and after their birth experiences. When I’m not at work, you can find me hiking, traveling, or soaking in the hot springs. I’m happy to call Colorado home and look forward to providing informed, compassionate healthcare to our families.
Susan Mitchell, CNM
Midwife means with woman, and I’m honored to be present with women of all walks of life through every step of labor and delivery. I moved to the valley with my husband and two children from Boulder, where I worked in a hospital-based birthing center. I received my undergraduate degree from CU, Boulder, my BSN from the University of South Carolina and my Master’s from Frontier Nursing University. My focus is low-risk births with non-pharmacological interventions that empower women to trust their intuitive wisdom. I like to take a holistic approach to patient care that supports each woman’s social, psychological and emotional wellbeing before, during and after childbirth. My interest in global health led me to volunteer in Haiti, where I taught midwifery skills to Haitian nurses.
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