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.
Lee Cantwell, CNM
Lee Graduated with a Bachelors in Microbiology from Purdue University in 1978. She received her diploma in Nursing from RPH School of Nursing in 1985 and went on to receive her Master's in Nursing and a Certificate in Midwifery from SUNY, Stoneybrook in 1997. She has had 23 years experience in maternal/child nursing, 12 years as a Labor & Delivery nurse and has been doing full scope midwifery for over 11 years.
Lee joined Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2005. Lee is married and has 3 daughters. She loves the beach, and is an avid New York Yankees fan.
Laura Danner, CNM
Laura began her career in 1972 with a diploma for Licensed Vocational Nursing from St. Joseph Hospital School for Vocational Nursing. She received a BS in Nursing in 1982 from Texas Christian University, and a Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of El Paso. She began her Midwifery training at the Texas Health Science University at El Paso, and completed her Certification in 1998.
She has been in Women's Health her entire career but has found the greatest satisfaction practicing in full scope Midwifery.
Laura joined Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2004 and is an active member of American College of Nurse Midwives and the ARNP Council at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. She has mentored many CNM Students and has enjoyed working with them as well as with Medical Students who are the new generation of nurses and providers.
Cortney White, CNM
A graduate of Georgetown University, Cortney relocated from Colorado. She has joined our office as a Certified Nurse Midwife and is available to participate in the care of our patients. Cortney is well-educated in all aspects of Women’s Health and is looking forward to developing long relationships with our patients by providing both Obstetrical and Gynecological care.
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, ARNP
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 ARNP 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 and genetic counseling and offers these services in our office.