Our Certified Nurse Midwives


Karolyn Rodgers, CNM

Midwife Karolyn Rodgers

Patient Reviews


Karolyn Rodgers has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.  She then continued to expand her education  within women’s care by obtaining a Master of Science degree in Nurse Midwifery through Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Karolyn has developed her clinical expertises and skills from Hutzel Women’s Hospital.  

Before advancing into the nurse-midwifery profession, Karolyn had been practicing as a registered nurse for six years within the critical care areas of cardiology, nephrology and emergency medicine.

Karolyn has relocated to Atlanta, GA to join Dekalb Women’s Specialists to care for all women across the lifespan. Karolyn’s passion within the midwifery spectrum is to empower women by providing the tools necessary to make independent decisions of care. As a active member of American College of Nurse-Midwives she is proud to provide current, evidence based care.

Diana Calano, CNM

Midwife Diana Calano

Patient Reviews


Diana's education started off in liberal arts at The University of Georgia, where she received her bachelors in History, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. She worked in family planning and as a Doula and childbirth educator for many years before studying nursing and midwifery at The University of Florida. Diana has attended births in both in and out-of-hospital settings and believes that it is possible to provide individualized care in even the busiest medical practices. Her approach is integrative, holistic, and always guided by partnership with the individual. She is skilled at incorporating herbal and nutritional therapies into her care and is certified in a type of abdominal massage for women’s health. In addition to seeing women throughout the childbearing year, she also provides gynecological care.

In her free time, Diana enjoys biking, yoga, writing, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves languages and is fluent in Spanish.

Diana feels she has the best job in the world and is honored to work with so many amazing women and families, especially during the precious transitions of pregnancy and birth.

Lori Powers, CNM

Midwife Lori Powers

Patient Reviews


As an Atlanta native and long time Decatur, GA resident, Lori attended Emory University School of Nursing earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a RN in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and in Labor and Delivery. After several years of bedside nursing, she realized that she could make a more profound difference in women's lives by partnering with them as their provider. Her desire to work with and support birthing women and their babies led her to Georgetown University where she received her Master of Science degree in Midwifery and Women's Health in 2016. She loves empowering women to make well informed medical decisions, teaching women about their bodies, hearing each woman's story, and honoring her decisions on her healthcare experiences.

Outside of the office, Lori is married with a 10 year old son who is the center of the universe. As a family they enjoy martial arts, reading books to each other and spending time in their neighborhood with their friends. They spend time working with the local refugee community and volunteering at school functions. Their family motto is "What you do matters".

Chakeeta Williams, CNM

Midwife Chakeeta Williams

Patient Reviews

Chakeeta Williams began her education with a biology degree from Savannah State University. She knew she wanted to become nurse and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Emory University. During her education at Emory she fell in love with birth work and women’s health care. Chakeeta worked as a registered nurse in a cardiac step down unit before starting her journey to become a midwife. She furthered her career and obtained a Master of Science in Midwifery through Frontier Nursing University.


Now Chakeeta has found her calling in helping women daily. She is able to inform and support them in making their health decisions.


In her free time Chakeeta enjoys reading, spin class and spending time with her family and friends.

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