Our Team

About Us

Premier Birth Center’s mission is to provide personalized, high-quality, evidence-based, midwifery model care that supports safe, physiologic, family-centered, birth in the out-of-hospital setting, and is founded upon a core value of knowing this rare and precious type of care is important, transformative, and worth protecting and sharing with future generations.

Our Midwives have extensive training and birth experience. Midwives are trained professionals with expertise and skills in supporting women to maintain healthy pregnancies and have optimal births and recoveries during the postpartum period.

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Providing you with the best team for excellent care


Kim Pekin, CPM

Clinical Director & Founder


Mayanne Zielinski, CPM

Staff Midwife


Michelle Shaffer, CNM

Staff Midwife


Katie Black, RN

Director of Nursing


Rodolfo Gonzalez, MD/FACOG

Consultant Obstetrician


Kimberly Haines, CPM

Staff Midwife

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Sharon Cardenas, CPM

Staff Midwife


Nancy McMillen, CPM

Staff Midwife

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Mary Driggers

Office Manager


Julie Carestio, MPT

Physical Therapist