Doctors

Our Medical Team


Alicia Castillo, CNM
Westside Office
Alison Stone, CNM
Downtown Office
Elizabeth Withnall, CNM
Westside Office
Jackie Meister, CNM
Jefferson Lane Office
Jennifer Matherly, CNM, CNP
Jefferson Lane Office
Rebecca Leeman, CNM
Jefferson Lane Office
Wendy Kimmelman, CNM
Downtown Office

Alicia Castillo, CNM

Westside Office

Alicia trained at the University of New Mexico where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2004 and later returned to complete her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), in the Nurse-Midwifery Concentration in 2008. Though she didn’t grow up here, Alicia has lived in New Mexico for most of her adult life, and is proud to identify herself as a New Mexican. Since graduation in 2008, she has worked continuously as a CNM, providing care to women of all ages and at all stages of life. She enjoys helping women find their own voice as they navigate through the modern healthcare system. It is Alicia’s goal to empower women and to honor their experiences and circumstances. She understands that behind every voice, there is a story to be told. Alicia has a special interest in providing care to adolescents and young women as they enter into the childbearing years, and enjoys spending time with young mothers, as they navigate the crossroads between their own childhood and the responsibilities that come with motherhood. She believes this is a crucial time when sensitive care and positive role-modeling can set the tone for a lifetime of positive experiences.


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Alison Stone, CNM

Downtown Office


Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut, BSN 1983
Graduate School: Columbia University, MSN, CNM Midwifery, 2000

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Elizabeth Withnall, CNM

Westside Office

More information coming soon!


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Jackie Meister, CNM

Jefferson Lane Office

Being inspired by strong women and surrounded by babies and childbirth, Jackie was given a copy of Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May Gaskin at a young age and knew from that moment; she was destined to become a midwife. Jackie has spent most of her life in Taos, New Mexico and gave birth to her three children Aurora, Zyanah, and Molakai there. She had the fortunate experience of giving birth at a free standing birth center, at home, and in a hospital; all of her babies were caught by midwives. Jackie believes that birth is a sacred right of passage that should be honored and protected. Birth and pregnancy are fundamentally important, as Jackie truly believes that this transitional event affects people for the rest of their lives. An excellent start in life with superior nutrition, care, and support can help families achieve life long health and vitality. She enjoys taking care of women through the lifespan; from the first menstrual cycle well beyond the change of life. Her philosophy of care is that she is your partner in your life's journey here to help guide you to health and wellness through well women and pregnancy care. Jackie and her husband moved from Taos, New Mexico with their three children to join WSNM in Fall of 2013. Before joining our practice Jackie worked as a labor and delivery RN for over 6 years.

Professional Affiliations: The American College of Nurse-Midwives
Undergraduate Degree: Luna Community College, RN, 2007; University of New Mexico, BSN, 2010
Graduate School: Frontier Nursing University, MSN, CNM, 2012
Special Interests: Jackie enjoys spending her free time reading, listening to music, hiking in the woods, riding bikes in the bosque, enjoying quality time with her family and friends, paddle boarding, swimming, and traveling, especially to Hawaii where the ocean and Aloha are a special part of her heart.

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Jennifer Matherly, CNM, CNP

Jefferson Lane Office

Jennifer found her way to midwifery through a non-traditional path. While working in a corporate business office, she developed a passion for pregnancy and birth after experiencing it herself and with friends. Once she realized that she had a calling to support women, she left the corporate world and returned to school full time to become a Certified Nurse-Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer’s philosophy regarding care of women is based on patient-centered care. She believes that women should be educated about their health, pregnancy, the physiologic process of birth, and the risks and benefits of any intervention, medication, or procedure. Only with information and knowledge, can women truly make informed choices about their health. Jennifer’s goal is to provide both physical and emotional support of patients throughout all phases of life. She believes in including family and friends in the support network and empowering women to cherish their pregnancy, birth, and beyond. After spending the last 12 years in Ohio, Jennifer moved to New Mexico in the summer of 2013 with her husband and three young children. They are enjoying experiencing all Albuquerque has to offer and hope to continue to get involved in the community and make New Mexico their home.

Professional Affiliations: American College of Nurse-Midwives
Undergraduate Degree: Indiana State University, BS, 2001
Graduate School: The Ohio State University, RN (2012), Master of Science in Nursing, Specialization in Midwifery and Women’s Health, 2013
Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board (Certified Nurse-Midwife), 2013 and National Certification Corporation (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner), 2013
Special Interests: Jennifer’s personal style is to practice safe, low-intervention, evidence-based care within the framework of clinical judgment and patient preferences. Her professional interests are broader than pregnancy and birth. She also provides gynecologic care to all women of all ages. She has a special interest in contraception and working with adolescents in the areas of gynecologic health, STI prevention, contraception, and pregnancy. In all aspects of care she focuses on education and empowering women to feel confident in their health choices.

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Rebecca Leeman, CNM

Jefferson Lane Office

Beginning her studies in cultural anthropology and health, Rebecca came to nursing and then midwifery with the goal of incorporating service to underserved areas both within and beyond the border. After midwifery school, she lived and worked in the Zuni-Navajo area for six years. Rebecca came to WSNM in 1999. With her husband she has three boys, Chai, Ari, and Eden. When at play, Rebecca might be found walking the North Valley trails, traveling farther to meet the ocean, or playing a variety of folk instruments. Her work as an instructor in teaching emergency skills in childbirth have taken her to Mexico, Latin America, and India.

Professional Affiliations: Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, instructor
Undergraduate Degree: Marlboro College, BA, 1982
Graduate School: University of New Mexico, BSN, 1989; Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Medicine, CNM, 1991; Case Western Reserve University, MSN 1993
Certification: American Midwifery Certification Board, 1991
Special Interests: Rebecca enjoys a diverse practice of caring for women in the many stages of life with both preventing pregnancy and with prenatal care, attending childbirth, and ushering the changes of life in women. In the area of pregnancy and childbirth, she has a special interest in movement and positioning. In general women's health, she upholds the idea that every person has a different sense of well-being and that a health practitioner is a partner in guiding a person toward that state. The best of women's health care is helping women to know their bodies better and to be at ease in their lives.

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Wendy Kimmelman, CNM

Downtown Office

Wendy is a locally grown 'Burqueno with deep familial roots in this lovely state of ours. Her committment to Midwifery started after the birth of her second child in 1991. The path had twists and forks, ups and downs, but her determination never wavered. She became a midwife in 2004. She has worked professionally in Albuquerque and in the arctic of Alaska over the last decade. She and her husband have raised two wonderful adults and are now enjoying their time together with hiking, listening to live music, dancing, and laughing.

Undergraduate Degree: University of New Mexico, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1997
Graduate School: University of New Mexico, Master of Science in Nursing/Midwifery, 2004
Special Interests: Helping women maintain a sense of good health through the life span. And catching babies, I love catching babies!

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Because your body’s blood volume increases to support your growing baby, it is important that you drink extra fluids during your entire pregnancy. Your goal should be to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water, juice or milk each day.



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