To provide safe, honest, and compassionate care from birth to menopause through an informed patient-centered approach.
Founder: Dr. Heather Findletar Hines, CNM, FACNM
Dr. Heather Findletar Hines (she/her) is a fierce Jamaican midwife with a huge heart and a thoughtful, level-headed approach to birth and the health of women and those assigned female at birth. She has been practicing Midwifery for over 22 years and is the co-creator of One Love Midwifery, founded expressly to address the racism in healthcare and maternal mortality statistics in the US. She is a grower of people – a teacher and leader who has championed doulas, worked collaboratively to reduce the rate of primary cesarean birth, served students and colleagues through local, state, and national midwifery organizations, and promoted birth justice and equity throughout her career. She is also the director of Midwifery Education at Stony Brook University, where she actively fosters the development of new midwives and diversity of the midwifery profession. Heather is currently the chair of the Suffolk County Legislative Task Force on Maternal Morbidity and Mortality for BIPOC women. She also is a certified Yoga instructor, Author, Researcher, Mother, & Wife. Heather will provide you with compassionate evidence-based care that promotes wellness. She believes every individual needs to be “seen” and care should be individualized “Care your way”.
Midwife Fellow: Rovena Desmarattes CNM, DNP (c)
Rovena Desmarattes has been a certified nurse midwife since 2021. She believes in educating and empowering women and birthing people while promoting evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care. She received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Adelphi University, and a Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery from Stony Brook University. Currently, Rovena is pursuing a doctoral degree, which will facilitate her ideal vision of reshaping healthcare practices and policies in community midwifery. Her women’s health journey began about 15 years ago. Over the years she has worked in various settings within maternal & child health. Much of her experience includes labor and delivery nursing, through which she supports and assists in the safe birth of numerous newborns. Additionally, Rovena has been serving a small underprivileged community as a midwife in a Federally Qualified Health Center on the south shore of Long Island. Rovena strongly believes that midwifery is a calling, one she has been privileged to embrace. Childbirth can be a challenging period for many families. Midwives, with their focus on healthy physiologic birth, play a very important role in alleviating many of these challenges. Rovena believes in the power of the body to facilitate natural birth. She is motivated to assist in minimizing the mortality rate among birthing women by bridging the gaps which permit the disparities that occur in our communities.
Birth Assistant: Noelle Butler
Hello! I’m Noelle. I’m a plant obsessed wife to my high school sweetheart, homeschooling mom of three with a sweet Angel baby cheering us on from above. I run the family circus consisting of 1 dog, 5 cats, 2 Guinea pigs, and a house chicken. I’ve been serving the Long Island birth community for 8 years as a doula, placenta specialist, and childbirth educator. I’m in my second year as a midwifery student working towards my CPM credentials to hopefully practice one day in NY. In birth, I’m most passionate about accessibility to care, bodily autonomy, informed choice, shared decision making.