Our dedicated maternity team of practitioners, midwives, consultants and childbirth educators will create a pregnancy and birth experience that’s all about you.
Meet our care team.
Meghan MacKenzie (Joining Spring 2024)
My path to midwifery began when I was a young girl; I used to visit my mother in the nursery of the hospital where she worked as a postpartum nurse and was always enthralled with the process of birth and babies. I entered my university studies intending to apply to medical school to catch babies. While at the University of Victoria I completed a course on issues in women’s health and discovered midwifery and the Canadian midwifery model of care. It was refreshing to learn that there was an existing model of care that privileged informed and contextual decision-making by women and that supported a full spectrum of care, from pregnancy to postpartum support and parenting.
After completing my first degree I traveled to East Africa to work and volunteer for several months. I was fortunate enough to be a part of quite a few births at a small medical clinic in Nairobi. It was there that my passion for birth grew even stronger. My enthusiasm for midwifery comes from its ability to empower mothers and families. I have a strong passion for promoting women’s rights and providing support to families as they experience pregnancy and birth.
Prior to relocating to Kelowna, Amy worked as a registered Midwife in Thunder Bay. She was born and raised in Ontario until her life adventures brought her to British Columbia in 2018. Midwifery became a passion for Amy when she witnessed her first birth alongside nurse-midwives in Ghana. With the utmost excitement and privilege, Amy’s Midwifery journey has brought her to support Okanagan families. In her free time you will find her adventuring the outdoors either on foot, on the lake, or on her bike with her doggo, friends, or family.
Erin has always been fascinated with pregnancy and birth, so becoming a midwife was a natural fit. Her favourite thing about midwifery is the dance between art and science. She appreciates every woman’s uniqueness and strives to provide a birth experience that fits your individual desires and wishes. Erin completed her training in Ontario where she was exposed to the roots of this incredible profession. She is now proud to provide care in Kelowna!
Prior to arriving in Kelowna, Olivia worked as a registered midwife in Ontario. She grew up in the BC interior and is very happy to be back. A mother of three sons, Olivia has always been interested in women’s health. She finds midwifery is a wonderful way to support women and their families in their journey through pregnancy and parenthood. Olivia looks forward to being a part of your pregnancy and birth experience.
Melissa is a UK trained midwife, though she grew up in the Okanagan and always wanted to return here to practice. Studying and working in Wales allowed her to be immersed in a model of care where every woman had a midwife. She is a strong believer in patient-centred care and informed choice, and loves building relationships with parents through the antenatal period to help them achieve the birth and transition into parenthood that they can be proud of.
Laura Cavaliero (Joining Spring 2024)
My passion for midwifery has grown from the deep belief that the mother-child relationship is a uniquely sacred relationship with the power to heal our communities and societies. I feel privileged to be able to walk alongside women and their families during their journey of pregnancy, labour/birth, and early parenthood. I also feel privileged to be in Kelowna and I look forward to spending many years in this community!
I trained as a midwife in New Zealand and enjoyed my 6 years living in a beautiful country with the strong cultural underpinning of partnership, participation, and protection. I strive to carry these principles forward in my practice as a midwife.
Clinic Manager & MOA
Deanna is the first person you’ll meet when you call or come through the clinic doors. She has been at Maternity Care for over 10 years and loves being a member of the MCW team! She will ensure that you always feel welcome and comfortable in the clinic while keeping everything operating as smoothly as possible. Her favourite part of the job is getting to know patients throughout the stages of their pregnancies and meeting their new little bundles!