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Meet The Staff

Dr. David Ware, MD
Missouri & Kansas Licensed

Dr. Ware graduated from the University of South Florida, cum laude, with an Interdisciplinary Honor's Distinction and a B.A. in Philosophy & B.S. in Clinical Chemistry. He then obtained a Medical Degree from the prestigious University of Miami. He served as Medical Director of an Emergency Department in Indiana
before going to New York City to complete an Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency;
he also received gynecological oncology training at the world-renowned Sloan
Memorial Hospital in Manhattan. A native Midwesterner, he and his wife, Melanie, moved to Kansas City specifically to realize their joint career interest in Women's Health rooted in ancient and trans-cultural philosophies.

Sheila R. Roth, CNM
Missouri & Kansas Licensed

Sheila Roth, CNM has actively practiced in the OB/GYN field of Nursing since
1973, obtaining her RN from St. Luke's School of Nursing and completing her Certification in Nurse Midwifery in 1994 through San Jose University in California. Sheila has worked with over 500 homebirth families. Many of those families have chosen and enjoyed the added choice of waterbirth.

Melanie J. Ware - RN, IBCLC, CLNC
Student Nurse Midwife, Certified Doula (DONA)

Since 1991, Melanie has been working with mothers and babies in various settings, including a large New York City medical center, rural amish community in Indiana
and a home-birth based midwifery practice in Missouri. Melanie became an RN in
1993 and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient women's health care since that time. In 2000 Melanie completed her BSN, cum laude, from the state university of
New York at Stony Brook, where she will also graduate from in April as a certified nurse midwife. Over the last couple of years Melanie has also completed several
certifications as an internationally board certified lactation consultant, surgical technology, certified doula and her most recent achievement, certified legal nurse consultant. Melanie is the mother of three boys, ages 11, 7 and 2.

Kesh Hecker
RMA, Office Manager

Kesh Hecker has been a registered medical assistant since 1996, initially working in
a busy family practice setting. She began working for The Woman's Hour when it
first opened in 1998 and works both front and back office settings. She has birthed
her babies both at home and in the hospital.

Danica Yaley
Front Office, Receptionist

Danica Yaley works in the front office and is a receptionist. She goes to school
part-time and is working on her Dance Masters Certification. She also teaches a
variety of dance classes at an academy in Grandview. She is an advocate for
informed decision making in health care.

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