About Us

Our Clinical Providers

Elaine Mielcarski, NP, CNM, FACNM

Elaine Mielcarski, CNM, MS, NP, FACNM

Elaine is a gynecologic nurse practitioner and a licensed midwife with over 30 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Services. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Midwifery from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was educated as an Adult Medicine and OB-GYN Nurse Practitioner in Syracuse, NY and as a Midwife at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston achieving a 4.0 average.

Elaine was the first midwife in Central New York, obtaining hospital privileges in all Syracuse hospitals with maternity services. She holds medical staff privileges at St. Joseph's Hospital as a full voting member of the medical staff. She was instrumental in bringing the Birthing Center to St. Joseph's Hospital and sat on the initial Board that established its policies. In her career she has held positions on many state and national Boards.

Elaine was a principle author of the New York State Professional Midwifery Practice Law and appointed the Inaugural Chair of the N.Y.S. Board of Midwifery by the Governor and the Board of Regents. She continues as an extended member of that Board. She has been active professionally with the American College of Nurse Midwives and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In 2004, Elaine was elected to the American College of Nurse-Midwives Board of Directors completing this national term in June 2007.

Elaine has been honored with many awards in her career. Among them is the Award of Excellence from the American College of Nurse Midwives in 1993. In 2000 she was bestowed the coveted honor of Fellow of the American College of Nurse Midwives. In 2004 she received the NYSALM Award of Appreciation and in May, 2009 the prestigious national Dorothea Lang Pioneer Award in Midwifery. She is published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine and the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health.

Elaine has been a frequent speaker and continues to lobby for women and families on a state and national level. She has five children and resides with her husband in DeWitt, New York.

Kathleen Spillett, CNM

 

I obtained my RN from St Joseph's College of Nursing, BSN from Le Moyne College, and Masters in Midwifery with honors from Stony Brook University.  I have worked on St. Joseph's Labor and Delivery  since 2009, and as a Certified Nurse Midwife since 2013.  I enjoy spending my free time with mu husband and son, traveling, and cheering on SU.