The University of Illinois Certified Nurse Midwives

We Are….

Passionate about providing quality healthcare to women across the lifespan

Working to empower women to make healthy life choices for their families and themselves

A practice that values collegial relationships, fosters personal and professional growth, while nurturing both individual and community spirit

Able to maintain productive professional lives while still enjoying a balance with our personal lives

Karie Stewart, MPH, MSN, CNM, APRN

Chenyi Zheng, DNP, APRN-CNM

Chelsia Love, APRN-CNM

Katie Walker, DNO, APRN, CNM

Headshot of Crystal Stamps

Crystal Stamps, CNM

Headshot of Amber Rideout

Amber Rideout, DNP, APRN-CNM


The Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM) of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System are privileged by the University of Illinois Medical Staff as Staff Associates.

Certified Nurse-Midwives provide service in a health care system that has available consultation and assistance from board certified or board eligible obstetrician/gynecologist physicians.  This is consistent with the Joint Statement of Practice adopted by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Credentials of a Certified Nurse-Midwife at the UICMC include:

  • License:  Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the state of Illinois.
  • Education:
    a.) Successful completion of a program in Nurse-Midwifery accredited by the ACNMb.) Holds a master’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Certification:  Certified by the ACNM Certification Council, Inc.
  • Eligibility for faculty status.

Service Sites


Site Name Address Phone Fax CNMs
Mile Square (MSHC) 1220 S. Wood St.,Chicago, IL (312) 996-2000 Erin Farah

Chelsia Love

Amber Rideout

Crystal Stamps

Mile Square Back of the Yards 4630 South Bishop Street

Chicago, IL 60609

(312) 996-2000 (773) 523-8599 Caitlin Couture

Katie Walker

Center for Women’s Health Located in the Outpatient Care Center 4C,  1801 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL (312) 413-7500 Nicole Camardo

Kathleen Harmon

Danielle Krassing

Julie Leung

Maureen McNamee

Mile Square Cicero Hawthorne Works Shopping Center

4745-51 West Cermak Road

Cicero, IL 60804

(312) 996-2000 (708) 652-4745 Tracy Abraham
University Village 722 West Maxwell St, Suite 224

Chicago, IL 60608

(312) 355-4205 (312) 413-8331 Katherine Erbe

Johnna Reggi

Chenyi Zheng

Mile Square Englewood 641 West 63rd Street

Chicago, IL 60621

(312) 996-2000 (312) 355-1110 Kimberly Jezek-Tisch

Amber Rideout

Mile Square South Shore 7037 S. Stony Island Ave.

Chicago, IL 60649

(312) 996-2000 (773) 363-5493 Chelsia Love

Amber Rideout

Auburn Gresham 839 W. 79th St.

Chicago, IL 60620

(312) 996-2000 (773) 363-5493 Karie Stewart

Crystal Stamps