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.

Kaitlin Corona, FNP-C


Kaitlin Corona FNP-C is a native of Central New York and has been providing care to the region since 2010.  She graduated from SUNY Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She Then completed her Masters of Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Her professional interests include high-risk obstetrical patient management, contraceptive management, gynecological care, infertility, and medical weight management.

Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, gardening, and travel.


Taylor Reardon, MSPAS, PA-C

Taylor is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in OB/GYN. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York followed by acceptance into Le Moyne’s Accelerated Physician Assistant Program where she earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Passionate about a career in Women’s Health, Taylor completed a fellowship in OB/GYN at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California. Concluding fellowship, she returned to New York and has spent the last several years working in-patient OB/GYN for New York Presbyterian and NYU-Langone Hospitals in New York City. Taylor is a member of AAPA and educational affiliate of ACOG.

She enjoys hiking, running, pure barre and spending time with her German Shepherd, Duke. She is excited about the opportunity to return to Syracuse and join the AWM team.


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.


Cassandra Hunsberger, FNP-C

Cassandra Hunsberger, FNP-C, is a native of Upstate New York and has been providing excellent patient care to the CNY region since 2012.  She completed her BSN from SUNY Upstate Medical University and obtained her Masters in 2015 from SUNY Upstate Medical, graduating magna cum laude.  She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.  Cassandra is a member of and certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  She is also a member of New York State Nurse Practitioner Association.

Cassandra has experience in a vast majority of health care issues, but her interests include all aspects of women's medicine.  She enjoys providing healthcare to women of all stages of life.  The best part of her job is making people feel their best, while living the best quality of life possible.

When not at work, Cassandra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on SU and the Eagles, baking, traveling and creating new memories.