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Meet the midwives

Judith Cooze

Judith Cooze

Midwifery Unit Manager, MGP

It has been a privilege to have worked as a Clinical Midwife for Jajumbora as one of the inaugural midwives in the Maternity and Child Health Hubs.

To now be leading the team that provides care to the women of Logan is a very exciting opportunity.

Danielle Morris

Danielle Morris

Administrator

I come from a background of working as a child care centre director for seven years and working as a tutor in children’s services at Southbank Tafe. I also worked as a phlebotomist for a period of time before I engaged in working for Qld Health almost four years ago at Logan. I initially  commenced in ENT and then moving into mental health.

Julia Burns

Access Gateway Hub

I was born in Brisbane and grew up in the outer southwest suburbs of Brisbane. I still live in the same area. I have 3 beautiful children - a 16 year old boy, and 12 year old boy, girl twins.

Joanna Gryzbowska

Joanna Gryzbowska

Access Gateway Hub

I have been a Midwife and RN since 2009 (RM 2011). My main work experience is as a Midwife in tertiary settings in Brisbane as well as Emergency Department RN.

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

Access Gateway Hub

I am a Kiwi, and have lived in Australia since 2000. I have two boys who almost grown. I started my nursing career in the 1990s in New Zealand.

Brittany Ruffin

Brittany Ruffin

Access Gateway Hub

My journey into Midwifery was by total accident. When visiting family friends on the Maternity Ward’s, I would always pass by the little windows where they “kept the babies” (Old School Nursery’s). That was it, I desperately wanted to work into THAT room and cuddle babies. So off into Midwifery I went!

Jordan Slingsby

Jordan Slingsby

Access Gateway Hub

I was born at Logan hospital the year that birthing services opened (baby number 52 to be exact!). Over the past 8 years I’ve had the opportunity to train and work with the amazing team of midwives here, one of whom was even present when my own mother gave birth to me.

Lorin Rees

Browns Plains Hub

I am originally from NSW, having spent my childhood between Newcastle and Sydney.  My previous career in Retail Management saw me make the move further north to Queensland, settling in the Logan area.

Kim Retschlag

Kim Retschlag

Browns Plains Hub

I was born in Malaysia and moved to Australia at a young age. I spent my childhood moving all around Australia being the child of a Defence Force family. Before I became a midwife I was a horseback riding instructor.

Chris Baxter

Chris Baxter

Jajumbora Hub

I am married with 3 children and originate from England where I qualified as a midwife and nurse. I gained a variety of midwifery experience in the UK and my passion for midwifery is in the community, where I can build relationships with women and their families on their journey through pregnancy and into parenthood by providing continuity of care.

Katherine Green

Jajumbora Hub

I was born in Brisbane and grew up in the Logan area. I completed my Bachelor of Midwifery at Griffith University in 2012 and moved to Rockhampton where I worked as a Midwife for seven years before deciding it was time to move back home to Logan.

Sandra Farrell

Jajumbora Hub

I trained as a primary school teacher and worked as a supply teacher for a time but I didn’t love it. I was fortunate to have had wonderful caring midwives for the births of our own six children and decided I wanted to be a midwife. I became a midwife in 2012.

Kylie Leslie

Kylie Leslie

Indigenous Health Worker, Jajumbora Hub

I’m a proud Aboriginal woman. I belong to the Yorta Yorta tribe from a place called Cummeragunja which is located near the Murray River near Barmah, Victoria. I’m a descendant of William Cooper.

I relocated to Queensland seven years ago and have been a health worker for four years.

Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea

Kyleigh Brown-Lolohea

Jajumbora Hub

My name is Kyleigh Brown, a proud descendant of the Gudjal nation from Charters Towers, Queensland. I am passionate about embedding cultural knowledge and safety in my practice to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women receive compassion, kindness and high quality clinical care in their birth environment.

Leah Vekve

Jajumbora Hub

I have worked as a midwife at Logan Hospital since 2012 and have recently made the move to the Midwifery Group Practice team.

Working in MGP allows me the privilege of partnering with women, and I am honoured to stand beside them throughout their entire childbearing journey.

Peggy

Peggy Keyte

Jajumbora Hub

I’m a passionate midwife and am excited to be working in this model of care and in partnership with ATSICHS.  I am dedicated to improving maternal and infant outcomes for all indigenous women. Furthermore, building strong relationships within the indigenous community.

Megan Nankervis

Jajumbora Hub

I was born in Brisbane and have lived in the Logan area for the last five years. After having my first child, I knew that I wanted to be a midwife. I have been a midwife since 2017 and am now completing my Masters in Midwifery to extend my knowledge to be able to support our women.

Tarra Quirke

Tarra Quirke

Jajumbora Hub

My name is Tarra. I am a mother of three children and thanks to them they helped me discover midwifery and what it’s like to be on the other side; which has greatly helped me to become the midwife I am today.

Chantel Christensen

Chantel Christensen

Pasifika Hub

I began my career as a nurse in emergency care where I travelled and worked in rural areas of Australia. Here, I was exposed to caring for pregnant women and their family.  This is where I recognised my passion in midwifery care and studied further to become a midwife (aiming to become a flight nurse).

Mundeep (Mandy) Claris

Mundeep (Mandy) Clarris

Pasifika Hub

I was born in Tully - Cairns and grew up in Brisbane. I have two handsome boys: Joseph and Ethan. I birthed both of my boys at Logan Hospital and had a very positive experience. I have been a midwife since 2006 and worked in Midwifery Group Practice since 2009 at Logan Hospital. I am passionate about providing exceptional care to women and their families.

Kate Hoeben

Kate Hoeben

Pasifika Hub

I’ve been a midwife for few years. I completed my training at Ipswich Hospital and discovered my passion for midwifery through my continuity of care experiences that were completed throughout university. After completing my studies I worked at Toowoomba Hospital, and later came into Midwifery Group Practice at Logan Hospital in 2016. Since then I have never looked back.

Elizabeth Phelan

Elizabeth Phelan

Pasifika Hub

I was born in Canberra and grew up in Papua New Guinea until the age of 10. I then moved to Brisbane where my family and I split out time between Brisbane and Port Vila, Vanuatu for the next 8 years. This is where my passion for pacific Island women developed. I am a mother to an 8 year old boy and a feisty 7 year old daughter.

Last updated 20 May 2020