Eve's: A New Beginning - Meet The Team
Eve's:  A New Beginning - Midwifery & Family Quality Healthcare
Our professional staff provides a full range of health care services to men, women, and children
 
Melan J. Smith-Francis
DNP, MSN, CNM, FNP-C 
 
Dr. Melan is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and delivers babies at Nashville General Hospital as well as the home setting. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University (Biology), Austin Peay State University (Nursing), Vanderbilt University (Midwifery) and Tennessee State University (Post Master’s Certificate- Family Nurse Practitioner) and the University of Tennessee (Doctorate of Nursing). She started her nursing career 15 years ago at the Vanderbilt Emergency Department.  From that time, she has spent her career building upon her objectives toward her mission.  As a Professor of Nursing, she prepared baccalaureate of science nurses to be true nursing advocates for mothers and children.  She has served as a family and women’s health preceptor to advanced practice nursing students.  She has served as the Certified Nurse-Midwife representative for the Tennessee Department of Health.  She is also a member of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau as well as the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, American College of Nurse-Midwives and the Tennessee Nurses Association.  She has traveled to China to present her article on “Ultrasound Technology”, an article published to enhance nurses’ communication with clients in regard to ultrasound studies.  Her doctoral project was centered around Group Prenatal Care in an effort to improve adverse outcomes.  Her mission is to decrease the incidence of morbidity and mortality among women of color, decrease cesarean rates as well as the preterm birth rate by empowering women and families to take hold of their health and nutrition.  The beginning of this vision will unfold here Eve's: A New Beginning. 
 
Millard Collins, MD
Dr. Collins is the collaborating medical doctor here at Eves.

Midwife Assistants:  
Aaliyah, Kyndall, Shauntae, Sherly