Full Circle Women’s Health
|Full Circle Women’s Health is a certified nurse midwife practice that provides compassionate, respectful health care for women of all ages. We take a holistic approach to your well-being, ensuring you receive the personal care you need to make informed decisions about your unique physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The midwives at Full Circle Women’s Health are certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives and are accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives. All of our midwives have passed a national certification examination and have met strict requirements prior to receiving their state licenses.
Lisa Gussack is the founder and director of Full Circle Women’s Health. Her vision throughout her 28 years as a practicing midwife was to build a midwifery practice within an integrative center of medical and healing specialists. This center would serve families through all phases of life — birth through adolescence, during childbearing years and beyond. Full Circle Women’s Health is the manifestation of this dream: a women’s health practice within the integrative center of Full Circle Family Care. We invite you to come to Full Circle and see how Lisa’s passion for holistic and empowering health care options, and the synergy of talented, like-minded, like-hearted healing professionals, can aid your family’s well being.
Robin is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing 1977, and from SUNY Downstate Midwifery School in 1985. Through her years as a labor and delivery nurse at White Plains Hospital, her early contacts with pioneers in obstetrics as well as her own experience as a midwife, Robin has witnessed, and contributed to, profound advancements in how women give birth. The move to Full Circle Women’s Health in 2005 brought her back to the kind of practice which she loves – a space where women can be heard.
Michelle is a Certified Midwife (CM). She graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois in 1998 with a B.A. in Business/ Economics and from SUNY Downstate in 2007 with a Master’s degree in Midwifery. Before joining Full Circle, Michelle worked in a high volume, diverse hospital in Queens, NY where she “caught” over 300 babies and cared for hundreds of women. She practiced as a doula in New York City during her midwifery training, and she spent two years in Benin, West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer working at a small village maternity center.
Audrey is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She graduated from Wagner College in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. After being an ER nurse for two years, she reveled in the opportunity to take care of women and babies, and obtained a Masters in Midwifery from Georgetown University. Before Full Circle, she worked in an urban hospital in the Bronx taking care of a diverse group of women. As part of the Full Circle team, she applies her abilities to engaging women in holistic, respectful care.
Kathy is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) and has a masters degree in nursing. She graduated from Columbia University’s midwifery school in 1986. Kathy has worked as a midwife in a wide variety of settings, including inner city, high-risk hospitals, neighborhood health clinics, and community hospitals.
Kristin Walsh is a Certified Nurse Midwife. She graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 1988, received a Certification in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate Midwifery Education Program in 1998, and a Masters of Science in Nursing in 1999. She has practiced in inner city hospital clinics, an obstetrician-owned private practice, a birth center, and a midwife-owned home birth practice. She believes strongly in care that affirms the power and strength of women, and the basic human rights of all people, including the right to fully participate in one’s own healthcare.