Nurse Practitioners

"Treat others the way you want to be treated."  -- Amber Scrivner

Amber Scrivner, RNC, OGNP-NCC

(Ahwatukee Office)

A native of Jamestown, New York, Amber attended Mesa Community College where she received her nursing degree in 1978. She obtained her certification as an Obstetric Gynecology Nurse Practitioner in 1995. In 1998, Amber joined Contemporary Care for Women, now known as Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care.

To create balance in her life, Amber enjoys being creative and active. She has been a seamstress since she was a teenager, enjoys beadwork, and is an avid quilter. A Certified Master Gardener, Amber spends as much time as she can in her garden. You will also find her hiking, and enjoying Pilates and yoga. She enjoys spending time with family and her two Italian Greyhounds, Sophie and Vinnie.

 

Education
Mesa Community College
RN degree, Mesa Community College
Graduated – March 1978

May 1995
Obstetric/Gynecology Nurse Practitioner

Specialty
Women’s Health – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Ashley Romans, RNC, WHNP-BC

(Ahwatukee Office)

From a young age, Ashley was always passionate about helping others. As a child, she would bring the bandages when she and her friends went on long bike rides! Ashley was introduced to health care early in life through her mom, who was a labor and delivery nurse for many years. Through her mom’s stories, she developed a love of caring for women and their families, which led her to a nursing career.

Ashley is originally from a small town in central Kansas, and when it came time to choose a college, staying close to family was important. She started at Bethany College in her hometown where she played volleyball, but they did not have a nursing program. She then completed her education at Fort Hays State University where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.

Ashley had fallen in love with the mountains after visiting a volleyball teammate in Colorado and was thrilled to start her nursing career as a postpartum nurse at Penrose Community Hospital in Colorado Springs. She completed their labor and delivery training program as well, so was fortunate to care for women through antepartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum. She loved her time in Colorado, skiing, and hiking on her days off.

She met her husband who, coincidentally grew up 20 miles away from her hometown, when visiting friends in Kansas. They were engaged shortly after and, when looking for a place to start their lives together, decided Phoenix was a great fit. Ashley moved to Arizona after their wedding and accepted a position at HonorHealth Shea Medical Center where she worked in labor and delivery, triage, and antepartum. She continued to work night shift while completing her master’s degree at Arizona State University and graduated in December 2010. She is credentialed as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation.

Ashley began her career as a nurse practitioner working for a perinatology office in Phoenix but missed caring for non-pregnant patients.  She then joined a small practice in Scottsdale in 2012 where she was able to see the variety of patients she was hoping for. During this time, Ashley and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. After returning to work, Ashley realized the commute to Scottsdale was impacting time with her family.  In her search for something closer to home, Ashley came across an opportunity with SWCWC. She found the values and mission statement parallel her own beliefs as a provider.   Ashley is thrilled to begin her journey as part of the Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care team!

Ashley and her husband reside in Mesa and are busy chasing their 1 year old daughter and 75 pound snuggly dog.  When not in the office, Ashley and her family love to hike, ski, camp, and play outside as much as possible.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Fort Hays State University

Master Degree in Nursing
Arizona State University

Specialty
Women’s Health

Board Certified
Yes

"...act justly, love mercy and walk humbly..."

-- Micah 6:8

Audra Zachman, DNP-BC

(Ahwatukee Office)

Audra Zachman is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. An Arizona native, Audra began her nursing career after graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. With a passion for the care of women and infants, she has worked in antepartum, postpartum, and labor and delivery. She returned to ASU for a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree specializing in women’s health. Audra has presented at several national conferences and enjoys opportunities to continue learning with new certifications.

During her time at Banner Desert, Audra had the pleasure of working side-by-side with the physicians from Southwest Women’s Care, which ultimately led her to join Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care as a nurse practitioner. Audra feels that everything from her role, to her coworkers, to her patients, is a blessing to be grateful for daily.

In her personal time, Audra enjoys the company of her husband, son, and two Great Danes, Bella and Harvey.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Arizona State University

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Arizona State University

Specialty
Women’s Health – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Board Certified
Yes

"This above all -- to thine own self be true."

-- William Shakespeare

Dawn Copeland, RNC, WHNP-BC

(Tempe Office)

Dawn is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who believes in supporting women and empowering them through all walks of life and sees herself as a partner in their OB/GYN healthcare. She especially enjoys building relationships and working with young women to help them establish their healthcare goals and needs.

Some of Dawn’s unique experiences include working in a military medical center supporting active duty soldiers and their families, maternal-fetal medicine, teaching gestational diabetes education, and providing prenatal care to women at the Native Health Clinic.

Dawn acquired her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also holds a certification in Inpatient Obstetrics.

Dawn feels blessed to have grown up a military brat, having the opportunity to travel from coast to coast and parts of Europe- experiencing, interacting with, and enjoying many different cultures. She continues to enjoy traveling to and experiencing new places and things, and enjoying all life has to offer. She has a passion for animal rescue and volunteers and supports several organizations in the valley.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
East Carolina University

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Cincinnati

Specialty
Women’s Health – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Frankie Fletes Nurse Practitioner

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.

   

 

Frankie Fletes, RNC, WHNP-BC

(Tempe Office)

Frankie joined the Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care family in April 2018. She loves to travel and be outdoors with her family. She has three children — two sons and a daughter. Her family also includes Tiger the cat and Lucy the puppy. In her spare time, Frankie enjoys hiking, cooking, and watching football.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Grand Canyon University

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Cincinnati

Specialty
Women’s Health – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Certifications
Certified – Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Board Certified
Yes

"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." 

-- Dolly Parton

Holly Campbell, WHNP-BC

(Ahwatukee Office)

Holly Campbell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing career after graduating from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Nursing degree. Holly worked as a registered nurse in Labor and Delivery at Banner Desert Medical Center for eight years. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing in 2009.

During her time at Banner Desert, Holly had the pleasure of working side-by-side with the physicians from Southwest Women’s Care, which ultimately led her to join Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care as a nurse practitioner in 2010.

On the personal side, Holly loves being a new Mom. An Arizona Coyotes fan, she enjoys watching professional hockey. Her other interests include being outdoors hiking and camping.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Wyoming

Master of Science in Nursing
Arizona State University

Specialty
Family Health – Obstetrics/Gynecology

Board Certified
Yes

Jacqueline Johnstone, CNM

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  

-Maya Angelou

 

Jacqueline Johnstone, CNM

(Gilbert Office)

After completing her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree in 2003, Jacqueline Johnstone worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU) and realized the importance of prenatal and women’s healthcare. This led her to continue on with schooling. Following her graduation with her Masters of Science Nursing degree, she moved to Pennsylvania for two years and delivered babies. She moved back to New Mexico and returned to the NICU in addition to working as a part-time Midwife.

Jacqueline and her husband moved to Arizona in March of 2015. After delivering babies in the hospital in Arizona for a short period of time, she chose to focus on taking care of patients in the office setting.

In Jacqueline’s spare time she enjoy spending time with her husband, hiking, biking, crafting and exploring all that Arizona has to offer. She and her husband have two cats and a saltwater fish tank.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing
University of New Mexico

Masters of Science Nursing
University of New Mexico
Graduated 2006

Specialty
Nurse Midwifery

Board Certified
Yes

If you were able to believe in Santa Claus for like 8 years, you can believe in yourself for like 5 minutes. -- Unknown

Lindsey Szczepanski, RNC, WHNP BC

(Tempe Office)

Lindsey is a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement therapies. Lindsey completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the University of North Dakota and worked in high-risk Labor and Delivery in Las Vegas and North Dakota for over 5 years, which was a truly enriching experience for her.

Lindsey’s ultimate dream was to take care of all women throughout their lifespan, thus leading her to receive her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree through the intensive Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program through the University of Cincinnati in 2011. She has worked in different settings such as Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Family Planning, sub-specialty Urogynecology, and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation; all of which have offered major contributions to her approach to health care.

Lindsey believes in providing high-quality, non-judgmental care to all while taking the time to listen to each concern. Lindsey is known among her patients as the fun spirited, caring, and knowledgeable provider that builds long-lasting relationships. Lindsey’s background and approach to quality healthcare are not to offer patients a “pill that can fix that” but to explore safer options, diet, and lifestyle, when applicable, for them achieve their highest health.

Lindsey has dedicated herself to being current in advances in bioidentical hormone replacement therapies and providing safe hormone replacement, including hormone pellet therapy that has been around since the 1930’s. She also works with young women regularly addressing birth control needs, abnormal uterine bleeding, and STD screenings and treatments among many other female conditions.

In addition to providing quality care to a wide variety of patient’s over the years, Lindsey believes it is important to help educate the future of healthcare and has been a Clinical Nursing Instructor for the University of North Dakota before moving to Arizona. Also, she has been a preceptor for students in the Family Nurse Practitioner programs at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University.

Lindsey was born and raised in East Grand Forks, MN, and moved to Arizona with her husband in December 2011. They added a beautiful daughter to their family in September 2015 and are still learning the ropes of parenting. They are thoroughly enjoying the warm, sunny weather and the lack of need for a snow shovel or ice scraper. Lindsey enjoys hiking, traveling with family and friends, and reading.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of North Dakota

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Cincinnati

Specialty
Women’s Health

Board Certified
Yes

Michelle Szymanowski, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC

(Gilbert Office)

Michelle Szymanowski has been a Obstetric/Gynecologic Nurse Practitioner since 1997. Raised in Arizona, Michelle received her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from Arizona State University in 1992. She began working in labor and delivery with high-risk pregnancies while working on her Master of Science Nursing degree.

After completing of her degree and graduating with honors with aMaster of Science Nursing degree in 1997, she worked with high-risk populations where she developed and ran a successful gestational diabetes program. During her time in public health, she developed an interest in evaluating and treating abnormal pap smears and earned her certification as a colposcopist in 2000 in San Jose. She joined Southwest Women’s Care, now Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care, in 2008 and has continued to work closely with gestational diabetics and patients who have had abnormal pap smears.

Michelle has taught in the Nurse Practitioner degree program at Arizona State University and continues to guest lecture and work with Nurse Practitioner students. She enjoys working with the teen and early college age population. It is the ideal time to educate young women about healthy behaviors and how to best prevent disease throughout their lifetime.

Since 2009, Michelle has been evaluating and genetically testing patients who have family histories that indicate they may be at high risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. She has identified and set up plans of care with many patients who are positive for genes such as BRCA, Lynch genes, and other genes that increase risk for cancer. She completed an intensive course in Cancer Risk Assessment through The City of Hope in California and has expanded her practice to include genetic counseling. She is a national speaker on the topic and works to educate providers about the importance of identifying patients who may be at increased risk of cancer.

Michelle is fluent in Spanish regarding most women’s health issues. She is married and has three children who keep her very busy with marching band, symphony performances, and soccer games. She enjoys traveling with her family and is appreciative that her children have given her such great opportunities to travel with their activities.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Arizona State University
Graduated – 1992

Master of Science Nursing
Obstetric/Gynecological Nurse Practitioner
Graduated – 1997

Specialty
Obstetric/Gynecological

Board Certified
Yes

Patricia Janicek, DNP, WHNP-BC

(Tempe Office)

Patricia Janicek is a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.  She began her career in Boston, Massachusetts, after obtaining her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree at Northeastern University.  The next 25 years were spent developing a career in obstetrics and gynecology in a variety of settings ranging from critical care obstetrics in Baltimore, Maryland, to caring for a high-risk antepartum population in Miami Beach, Florida.

Residing in Arizona since 1998, she continued to maintain her passion in high-risk obstetrics and completed her Master of Science Nursing degree in 2009. She returned to Arizona State University and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice in May 2015.  Her doctoral study project, “Early Diagnosis and Treatment of PCOS in Adolescence,” has been presented at national conferences.

Patricia feels blessed to get up every morning and love what she does professionally.  Her children and a larger than life blended family constantly inspire Patricia’s personal time.  She is an omnivore of music, loves traveling, and enjoys all activities that keep her outdoors, especially a long run.

 

Education
Bachelor of Science Nursing
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Master of Science Nursing
Arizona State University
Graduated 2009

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Arizona State University
Graduated 2015

Specialty
Women’s Health

Board Certified
Yes

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