Crystal Hall

Crystal is the founder of the first Midwifery clinic in Windsor in 2003, so the Midwives of Windsor is her baby. Crystal did her midwifery training in England in 1992 and has been a midwife in Ontario since 1997. She has worked as a midwife in London, England; the North West Territories; London, ON; Brantford/Hamilton area and of course Windsor/ Leamington. Having been at well over 2000 births in the last 20 years, what Crystal enjoys most about being a midwife is providing an individualized approach to care. Crystal is at the moment enjoying photography and has fun seeking out new sights to capture.

Ginger Girard Fram

Ginger is our local midwife, who grew up and attended high school in the Leamington/ Wheatly area. Before moving on to the University of Western Ontario where she earned her first degree in Health Promotion in 2003. In 2009, Ginger then went on to complete the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University, in Sudbury. Ginger’s first year of practice with the Midwives of Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie after which she returned home to the Windsor Area and began her career with Midwives of Windsor in 2010. Ginger has 3 children and is passionate about providing safe birth options to women in their home communities as well as educating families about their pregnancy and birth options. She lives in Windsor with her husband and two sons. Ginger looks forward to providing the women and families of Windsor-Essex with excellent Midwifery Care for years to come.

Maria Wege

Maria’s interest in midwifery began when, as a lost newcomer to Canada well into her fifth month of pregnancy, she was referred to a Toronto midwifery practice by a walk-in clinic physician. There, she received excellent care and decided to re-live the experience many times over, albeit from the other side of the relationship. Several years later, after a few setbacks and detours, Maria graduated from the Ryerson Midwifery Education program and joined Midwives of Windsor for her New Registrant year in 2013. Maria was born and raised in the former Soviet Union and came to Canada in the early 2000’s as a young adult dreaming of a meaningful career and a better future for her family. Her first university degree was related to Health Sciences. Upon arrival to Canada she completed some post-graduate studies in clinical research and worked in the pharmaceutical field in order to support her midwifery education. She is fluent in Russian and English and can communicate in rusty Ukrainian. Maria has two children born in 1998 and 2004 with a third expected in 2015. Maria has been with Midwives of Windsor for almost a year now and it has been a great year for her. Maria continues to look forward to meeting, learning from, and caring for women and their families in our community.

Lissette Reyes Posada de Michaud

Lissette Violeta Reyes Posada De Michaud, was born and raised in Peru, South America. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Her education was in the Cesar Vallejo University in the city of Trujillo, in Northern Peru. She graduated and got her bachelor degree in obstetrics in 2010. Lissette and her family moved to Canada in 2012. Lissette decided to continue this amazing career providing care for women and their babies as a midwife. She finished the IMPP (International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program) at Ryerson University and completed the clerkship at “Midwife Alliance” in Toronto. Lissette enjoys spending her free time with her family and her dog. She would like to thank Midwives of Windsor and clients for giving her this opportunity of being part of the team. She looks forward to meet everybody.

Amanda Tomkins

Amanda first became interested in midwifery while volunteering on a mission’s trip to the Philippines in 1998. After graduating from York University with a Humanities degree in Child Studies in 2000, she journeyed to El Paso Texas and studied midwifery at Maternidad La Luz in 2001 and 2002. After completing the Ontario IMPP (International Midwifery Pre-registration Program) in 2003 and the PLEA (Prior Learning Experience Assessment) in Manitoba in 2004, Amanda moved to Nunavut in 2004 to accept a job as a midwife in Rankin Inlet; a tiny community located on the Northwest shore of Hudson Bay. Amanda became one of the first registered Midwives in the Territory when official legislation was passed in 2010. In her 8 years working as a midwife in Nunavut, Amanda caught and was present at the births of over 200 babies and mentored the first 2 registered Inuit midwives in Canada. Amanda returned home to Ontario in 2015 with her husband and three children to join the Midwives of Windsor in March 2015. Amanda is excited to meet all of you and looks forward to empowering women in Windsor and Essex County. Her true passion is in helping women experience their dreams of childbirth and empowering them to have the birth experience they want for themselves and their families.

Diana Marro

Originally from Lima, Peru, Diana has called Canada home since 2011 when she moved to Windsor as a Live-in Caregiver. Diana graduated as a Bilingual Management Assistant (English/Spanish) from Nuestra Sra. De Guadalupe Management School in Lima in 2004. After completion of her diploma, she developed her administration skills working as a Management Assistant with two large international companies from the USA and Switzerland. She spent a year living in the Netherlands and Belgium, learning intermediate French and Dutch, while also taking some courses to improve her proficiency of the English language. She is really passionate about the mission of Ten Thousand Villages here in Windsor and has now become a Volunteer Assistant Manager & Social Media Editor. Diana joined Midwives of Windsor in October 2014 and is very excited about this new opportunity in such a great organization.

Candy Hall

Originally from North Bay but has lived in many places due to her late husband’s chosen career as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces. She is the mother of two and grandmother of three. Candy moved to Windsor in 2003 to assist her daughter in setting up her midwifery practice the Midwives of Windsor. Candy has been the Senior Office Administrator since then and what she enjoys most about working at the Midwives of Windsor is meeting all the clients and sharing their joy in welcoming their new addition to their family (The occasional cuddle with the little one is a great bonus). She looks forward to meeting everyone and their families.