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Annie Leone, MSN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife 

Annie discovered midwifery while studying Spanish and Public Health in college at Ohio State University. Once she learned about midwives, she was drawn to the profession because of its focus on providing woman-centered, empowering, holistic care and building trusting, meaningful relationships with patients and their families. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio she moved on to study Nurse Midwifery in Seattle, WA where she first heard about Holy Family through the midwife grapevine, and thought it sounded like such a special place. She then worked for 3 years as a midwife in a hospital in the Bronx, NYC before coming to Holy Family in Feb 2018. Annie feels honored to serve families at HFS and to live in the beautiful RGV! In her free time Annie enjoys community engagement, connecting with family and friends, spending time in nature, doing Zumba, reading, traveling, and being a Cleveland sports fan.

MSN Nurse-Midwifery, Seattle University: 2014


Emily Levingston Luna, MSN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife Fellow

Emily was drawn to midwifery after her the birth of her first child. She felt that her care from nurse-midwives made a profound difference in her experience and wanted to be part of providing that service to other people. She began her journey by working as an RN in medical-surgical, pediatric and postpartum units and then making her way to labor and delivery. When her youngest child entered preschool she began to study nurse-midwifery at Frontier Nursing University, and graduated in October of 2018. Her interest in community birth led her to Holy Family, and she feels grateful to have found such a special place! Her other interests include hiking, creative writing, and dabbling in music. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico with her husband and three children.


BSN: New Mexico State University, 2009

MSN: Frontier Nursing University, 2018


Alison McDonald, MSN, CNM, Nurse-Midwife Fellow

Prior to becoming a midwife, Alison studied public health and managed grant-funded maternal-child health programs in Ghana and Tanzania. She was drawn to midwifery after receiving excellent care from midwives during her pregnancy with her first child. She has worked as a labor and delivery nurse and as a midwife at a community hospital in New York City, where she lives with her family. Alison loves connecting with women during their prenatal care and witnessing the transformation of a family during the process of labor and birth. She feels grateful for the opportunity to work with the women and families who come to Holy Family for their care and with the midwives who care for them. Alison enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors, and loves exploring the beautiful sights and delicious cuisine of the Rio Grande Valley.