About Our Staff
Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)
Our nurse midwives are board certified to provide health care involving emotional and physical support to women before, during, and after childbirth. They are registered nurses with specialized training in assisting pregnant women and their newborn babies. They also participate in a variety of services that include providing routine gynecological services like Pap smears and breast examinations, advising women about reproductive health and personal care, and monitoring the health of the mother and fetus during pregnancy. Our CNMs also provide education for women and their families about childbirth methods, infant care, nutrition, and proper exercise. They work closely with our obstetricians when medical treatments, medications or surgical interventions are necessary.
Pat Delongaig, CNM
Pat has provided Obstetrical and Gynecological care to women for more than 20 years and is well-educated in all aspects of Women’s Health and child birth. She enjoys working with our patients by helping girls become women, women become mothers and mothers become grandmothers.
Ashynne Brown, CNM
Ashlynne was born and raised in Tennessee. She attended Hawaii Pacific University for her bachelors of science in nursing. Prior experience in critical care and neonatal ICU led Ashlynne to the path of midwifery to advocate for mothers and families.
She completed her Masters of Science in Nurse-Midwifery through Frontier Nursing University in February 2020. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Ashlynne's goal as a Certified Nurse Midwife is to help every woman have the birth experience she desires and provide the most compassionate, culturally competent care possible. In her spare time, she loves to be at the beach, hanging with friends, and loving on her four children.
Heather Harster, CNM
I graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis in 2012 with my BSN, and I recently received my MSN in Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University in 2022. I have worked as a Labor and Delivery / Women’s Health nurse for almost 10 years. I have always been passionate about women's health and pregnancy and birth. I love helping and empowering women in their labor and birth, and I am honored and privileged to be a part of such an important time of their lives.
My husband and I are originally from St. Louis, MO. Our family has always loved the beach and the Sarasota area, and we are excited to make it our new home.
Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services including routine annual examinations and are trained in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. They provide some of the same care provided by physicians and maintain close working relationships with physicians. An NP can serve as a patient's regular health care provider.
Jennifer Miller, APRN
Jennifer Miller was born in Sarasota, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of South Florida and Masters in Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota for 13+ years. While studying for her APRN degree she worked in Orthopedic Surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery settings.
Passions of hers include nutrition, exercise and promotion of wellness for disease prevention. Outside of the office you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, dog, and good friends. Her hobbies include boating, standup paddle boarding, and running.
Jennifer specializes in women’s health with an emphasis on health promotion and well-being. She is also specially trained in bone density studies, genetic counseling, bio-identical pellet hormone replacement therapy and offers these services in our office.