Lindsay Conner is a licensed obstetrician and gynecologist at Valley View’s Women’s Health. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah before earning her doctorate in medicine from the same institution. In 2018, she completed her OB/GYN residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC. She comes to Valley View after practicing for the past five years in Montana and Idaho.
Dr. Conner has a strong background in medical research, having contributed to several peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as two published manuscripts. Her subjects of interest include public health, in which she earned an additional master’s degree. “I try to look at health topics from the population or community level, in addition to the individual level,” she says.
In her practice, Dr. Conner strives to create a welcoming and open environment, where patients feel safe enough to share all their needs and concerns with her. “It is my hope my patients feel empowered to focus on their health and see our team when their annual checkups are due, a focus on preventative rather than reactive medicine.”
Dr. Conner is new to the Roaring Fork Valley. “The culture here is very welcoming. People are friendly and I’m looking forward to engaging with the community beyond my medical practice,” she says.
Outside of work, Dr. Conner and her husband have two small children and love the outdoors. They enjoy exploring the area’s rivers and skiing.
Dr. Brooke Halliwell has been at Women’s Health at Valley View since 2011 and deeply values practicing medicine in the great community of Glenwood Springs, CO. She is passionate about providing quality healthcare for women and enjoys working with patients from adolescence through the postmenopausal years. With her vast experience and training, Dr. Halliwell provides an array of procedures to improve her patients’ quality of life and guide them through the birthing process.
At Women’s Health at Valley View, Dr. Halliwell offers obstetric, fertility, gynecology, and women’s health services. As a part of obstetric care, she provides prenatal testing, ultrasounds and sonograms, and vaginal birth after cesarean section. Through gynecology and fertility services, Dr. Halliwell performs fertility testing, infertility treatment, well-women exams, Pap smears, as well as treatments for endometriosis, heavy bleeding, urinary disorders, and pelvic floor disorders. Additionally, she offers contraceptive counseling, hormone therapy, STD testing, and genetic testing through women’s health services.
Dr. Halliwell completed her medical degree at the University of New England in Maine. She then went on to complete a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Penn State University. Dr. Halliwell has since become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Along with her husband and her four children, Dr. Halliwell relishes spending time outdoors, skiing, running, and biking.
A Colorado native, Dr. Katie Mang-Smith works with women and their families at Women’s Health at Valley View to provide optimal care and a positive patient experience. As a trained OB/GYN, she has developed an array of skills in multiple areas of women’s health. Dr. Mang-Smith believes in the power of preventive medicine and encourages her patients to make healthy choices that support full and active lives.
With training and experience in several areas, Dr. Mang-Smith has particular interests in ultrasound diagnostics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, high-risk obstetrics, and contraception counseling. As a part of surgical procedures, she performs hysterectomies, fibroid removal, and laparoscopic endometriosis treatment. Through obstetric services, Dr. Mang-Smith provides prenatal care and testing, ultrasounds and sonograms, and vaginal birth after cesarean. Dr. Mang-Smith also performs fertility testing, infertility treatments, and other women’s health services, including hormone therapy and genetic testing for BRCA 1 and 2.
Dr. Mang-Smith attended Saint Louis University for her undergraduate degree and Loyola University of Chicago for her medical degree. After completing her residency at the University of New Mexico, she moved back to Colorado to be close to family and to share all that she loves about her home state with her husband and their three wonderfully entertaining little boys. She is currently board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
As a board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Emily McCarty has had the privilege of providing women’s healthcare for over ten years. In 2014, her love for the mountains and a desire to be close to family brought her to the Roaring Fork Valley. It has been an honor for her to take on a leadership role as Women’s Health at Valley View Hospital’s Medical Director of OB/GYN. Dr. McCarty believes that this valley is a special place, and she wants our families to enjoy a special birth experience in our care.
Dr. McCarty enjoys seeing women through all phases of their lives and specializes in laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures. At Women’s Health at Valley View, Dr. McCarty and our team provide an array of choices to help each woman experience the kind of pregnancy, labor, and delivery they desire. From low-intervention to high-risk births, Dr. McCarty has experience in helping every woman feel safe and comfortable in their choices through a hybrid care model. She also performs several other gynecological and women’s health services for our patients, including contraceptive counseling, genetic testing, well-woman exams, and endometriosis treatment.
Dr. McCarty completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Maryland. She has since become board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Hillary Seger, MD is an OB/GYN physician with Women’s Health at Valley View. She attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She then worked as a clinical instructor at the University of Utah School of Medicine, within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for a year following residency. Since leaving academics, Hillary has practiced in rural hospitals in Homer, Alaska and Ashland, Oregon.
Dr. Seger is board certified in general obstetrics and gynecology and specializes in helping women with gynecological issues such as menopause, pelvic pain and many other reproductive health issues. Most specifically, she enjoys connecting with her patients to understand their concerns and address their issues in a way that is consistent with their values. Having practiced in small communities her entire career, most of Dr. Seger’s practice in the past was solo in nature. As such, the team spirit at Women’s Health is a welcome change of pace. “It’s so refreshing to have partners,” she says with enthusiasm. She is very appreciative of the physicians, certified nurse-midwives and staff members in both the Women’s Health clinic and the Family Birthplace who all work together to care for the women of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Dr. Seger and her husband have three children, and their lives in the Roaring Fork Valley revolve, as so many do, around enjoying our amazing outdoor scene. “We ski a lot, that was a huge draw for us,” she says. In her solo time, Dr. Seger also enjoys running, mountain biking, skiing and being with her family.
Lindsey Bischoff is a certified nurse midwife with Women’s Health at Valley View. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and, after working for years as a registered nurse in Colorado, Alaska and Hawaii, she graduated from the same school with her master’s degree in nursing midwifery in 2018.
Lindsey is new to the Roaring Fork Valley, though not to the mountains in general—she spent 14 years in Vail and another four in Denver before joining the Valley View team. “I love how everyone knows everyone here in the mountains. I love all the familiar faces,” she says. “Seeing the people I help to deliver their babies when they’re out and about is extremely rewarding.”
Before coming to Valley View, Lindsey worked at a birthing center—a health care facility where care is provided in the midwifery and wellness model. These centers focus on unmedicated, vaginal delivery, assuming most women don’t need a lot of care as they move through the birthing process. “I bring that natural, holistic mindset into my practice,” she says. “I’ve been to around 40 different countries and I’ve seen how successful low-intervention birthing techniques can be. Above all, I believe in giving women’s bodies the chance to do what they are built to do. And the more they know about the process, the better educated they are, the easier that is.”
Having traveled so extensively, Lindsey has been on all kinds of adventures, from swimming with humpback whales to split-boarding the Colorado backcountry. Her favorite country? Cambodia, where she says the people are kind and among the happiest she’s ever seen. These days, she also enjoys getting outside with her dog to experience the Colorado wilderness.
Alexandra Bratschie is a midwife for Women’s Health at Valley View, having joined the team in late 2021. She received her Master of Science from Georgetown University in 2013, and is a Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, as well as a certified Nurse Midwife. Before coming to VVH, Alex worked within Michigan’s Spectrum Health Residency Practice system, providing team-based OB/GYN care in both inpatient and outpatient environments.
“I love the opportunity that every visit offers,” she says. “When it comes to pregnancy, everything is very individualized, and all pregnancies are completely unique. Even if you’ve seen the same situation a few times, the personalities are different, and the way women experience their pregnancies is always their own. In the best circumstances, I get to care for these women and their children past the pregnancy too, which is just incredibly rewarding.”
Alex doesn’t believe that her work ends when she leaves the clinic, either. “My job is to understand policy and advocate for women in that space, just as much as it is to assist in clinical settings,” she says. “I’m involved in policy change that supports women and their families, encouraging them to be active participants in their own care. Putting best practices into action is a real passion of mine, and I think women benefit when they are fully educated in regard to their choices, and then have full access to those choices.”
Alex lives in Eagle with her husband and her children, as well as a two-year-old rescue husky named Kali. “Like so many people living here, we love spending time outside in the sun,” she says. “Hiking, biking, running—anything we can do together outdoors, we are into it.”
In addition, she is in the process of starting up her very own podcast, Together Alone! “It’s a mix of shared personal stories and experiences like The Moth, mixed with some background on the topic from the hosts and expert guests,” she says. “Ultimately, it’s an attempt to bring people together, to allow them to connect through their shared experience and learn from one another.”
Erin has been involved in women’s health since she was 18 years old, working as a certified nurse’s aide. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CU and completed her midwifery training through the University of Cincinnati. While in school, she worked in a variety of women’s health settings from Tuba City to Denver, CO. Exposure to a variety of clinic models and approaches to labor and delivery has made her comfortable with thinking outside the box to offer evidence-based options for each woman’s unique situation. Erin especially enjoys exploring integrated therapies for managing pregnancy and delivery. She believes wholeheartedly that midwifery is a collaborative kind of care. It is her job to educate her patients so that the entire team can arrive at decisions together. Erin is deeply gratified by the relationships she has developed with patients who come to her for labor and delivery support and stay with her for well-woman care, contraceptive counseling, and annual exams. For Erin, it is important to support the whole woman to help them make informed decisions about their reproductive healthcare throughout their entire life.
Teresa has practiced nurse-midwifery in the Roaring Fork Valley for over a quarter of a century, which means she has had the distinct honor of welcoming many of our residents into this world! She received her master’s degree and nurse-midwifery training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She then worked for 20 years in a private practice affiliated with Aspen Valley Hospital before joining Women’s Health at Valley View. She enjoys working with women throughout the span of their lives and especially loves the challenges and magic of childbirth. She lives in the upper Roaring Fork Valley with her husband, Doug.
Brenda is a Seattle, WA native with many years of experience in the field of cancer therapeutics research. In 1997, she moved to Colorado to play in the mountains while starting a new career in nursing. After graduating from the University of Washington nursing program, she made Breckenridge, CO her home. Brenda 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, OR. She is proud to have been with Women’s Health at Valley View for the past 14 years, assisting women and their families as a certified nurse-midwife.
Carole has been a Full scope Certified Nurse Midwife for over 20 years in OB and GYN. She is passionate about empowering women through knowledge about their health and bodies. She Specializes in abnormal Pap smears with additional colposcopy training. She has a second Masters degree in Family Practice Medicine to more comprehensively care for women’s primary care needs.
Before moving to the Roaring Fork Valley, Kala worked for several years as a nurse-midwife in Boulder, CO. A Midwesterner at heart, she grew up in Minnesota and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She then attended Yale University for her nursing and midwifery education. Kala is committed to honoring the individuality of each woman, whether she’s coming to us for an annual wellness check, contraceptive counseling, or labor and birth care. She finds it especially satisfying to create relationships with women throughout their reproductive lives and working together to optimize their health and wellness. When she is not at work, you can find her hiking, traveling, or soaking in the hot springs. Kala is happy to call Colorado home and looks forward to providing informed, compassionate healthcare to families here at Women’s Health.
Kerrie graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1990 with a nursing degree. She then became a Navy nurse in order to see the world, and she was stationed in Oakland, CA and Okinawa, Japan. After completing her service, she attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and received a master’s degree in midwifery. She loves moms and babies and enjoys working at Women’s Health at Valley View.
Bonnie has been practicing as a certified nurse-midwife at Women’s Health at Valley View since 2007. Originally from New York, she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University before earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia University in 2000. In 2002, she completed her master’s degree in nurse-midwifery at SUNY Downstate School of Medicine. After practicing for five years in a busy urban hospital in Manhattan, NY, she was lured to the small community of Glenwood Springs, CO where she treasures developing close relationships with the women and families who trust our practice with some of the most important moments in their lives. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their young daughters. They enjoy all the outdoor activities of mountain life.
Tiffini Young, CNM is a certified nurse midwife at Valley View’s Women’s Health. Prior to joining the Valley View family, Tiffini was a founding member of Canyon View Women’s Health in Grand Junction, where she helped to provide well-woman, gynecological, and family planning care and services, in addition to birthing assistance. She earned her Master of Science in nurse midwifery from the University of Colorado in 2011.
“Before I went to midwifery school, I thought the thing I’d love the most was the birthing and bringing babies into the world,” she says. “But over my career I’ve found that I most enjoy building relationships with expectant and new mothers. I love watching women and families grow and helping them through every aspect of the birthing process.”
Tiffani has a special passion for educating expecting mothers about bodywork during pregnancy and postpartum. She advocates for her patients to stay active and maintain exercise, as it can often make the delivery and recovery easier.
Outside of work, Tiffani enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and paddle-boarding with her husband and two dogs. She also recently taught herself to knit, which, she shares, “feels similar to the birthing process: long at times, but worth the final product!”
Barbra Corcoran, LCSW, ACD
Barbra Corcoran is a Behavioral Health Provider at Valley View’s Women’s Health. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of Denver in 2015 and worked at Mountain Family Health Centers’ Glenwood Springs clinic from 2016 until joining the VVH team. She has also worked as an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, from 2018 through this year.
Barbra also has an extensive background in addiction counseling, as well as advocacy for victims of domestic violence and suicide prevention. “I’ve always been an advocate for women’s health, both mental and physical,” she says. “I worked in the mental health field for years before becoming a mother, then spent ten years as a stay-at-home mom.”
“My own role as a mother certainly helps me focus on some of the issues I still find important today,” she continues. “Though my kids are older now, I still remember those challenges new mothers face, as well as those that continue to arise as kids age.” Barbra is currently a member of La Leche League, a breastfeeding advocacy organization that encourages breastfeeding through “mother-to-mother support”.
At Valley View, Barbra is part of a multi-disciplinary approach to women’s health. “The interaction between mental and physical health is so important, and we’re learning more about it all the time,” she says. “Working together with health professionals across all disciplines to help our patients in every area, it’s so satisfying and important. The team at Women’s Health makes this happen every day.”
Barbra has lived in Glenwood Springs since 2000 with her husband and four children, and enjoys hiking, biking, rafting, and skiing with her family. She is currently learning to knit (“definitely a challenge!”) and often uses her spare time to volunteer in the community or organize for causes she is passionate about. In the past, she has served as certified yoga instructor, a commissioner for the City of Glenwood Springs’ Parks and Recreation department, and a member of the Board of Directors for Two Rivers Community School and Mountain Voices Project.