Meet our Jo’s Nurses – Midwives for Haiti 2017

Jessica Robbins, RN

Jessica Robbins, RN

My name is Jessica Robbins. I have been a nurse for 10 years this month! I’ve been doing labor and delivery for about 9.5 years and have loved every moment of it. I have been married for 10 years and have 6 children ranging in ages from 4 to 23, 3 girls and 3 boys. My Grandmother lives with us and I help care for her as well.

Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to do volunteer work. The timing was never right though due to my obligations to my family. Through my coworker, Emily Scott, I got to see what work she was doing and I became very envious. She invited me to attend a mission with her to Haiti last year and without any hesitation, I said yes! I have never looked back. I am very excited to lead my first team and show them what humanitarian work is all about. How rewarding it can be. When I went to Haiti, I had one goal, to change the outcome of just one family. If one woman or newborn’s life could be saved by the skills I possess, then my time away from my family would be worth it. Well while I was there, I saved three lives. I can’t wait to go back and hopefully save some more. I also hope I can teach the local midwives my lifesaving skills.

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Winter Melvin Jos nurse 2017

Winter Melvin, RN

My name is Winter Melvin and I have been a nurse for 5 years, 3 &1/2 of those 5 years have been spent on a high-risk L&D unit.  I am passionate about my job and love taking care of and encouraging mothers as they bring life into the world.  I am married and have 2 adorable sons, and I am about to complete FNP school on September 2, 2017.  
I have never been on a mission trip, so I am very excited to partake in this experience while also getting to do what I love!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

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Alison Nordlander, RN

Alison Nordlander, RN

My name is Alison Nordlander and I  currently resides in Destin, FL with my husband after 4 years of activity duty service in the Air Force. I attended Baylor University- Louise Herrington School of Nursing and graduated in 2013 with my BSN.  I have spent my entire nursing career in Labor and Delivery and have a passion for helping woman and families throughout the labor and delivery process. I have always had a strong desire to serve on medical missions and am so excited to have to opportunity to work directly with Midwives for Haiti. I am also very grateful that One Nurse has gracious given methis opportunity to participate as a Jo’s Nurse and make my dreams of medical missionary work come true!                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

                           

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Megan Haan

Megan Haan

I’ve been an OB nurse for six years, starting my career in Michigan and moving to Seattle three years ago. I love exploring the mountains, the city, and everything in between. I spend a lot of time with my dog, Finn, on my days off work. I like to run, spend time with friends and find new places to travel to. I’m excited to go on my first trip as a nurse, and to meet a new group of people!

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Jo’s Nurses, Midwives for Haiti, October 2017