Staff

DESIREE LEFAVE

Desiree LeFave is Bella Vie’s co-owner, as well as a wife, mother. She was inspired to become a midwife following the incredible experience of birthing her first child, Kaeli, at home, in 1995. She recently retired from being both a midwife and Bella Vie’s practice manager.

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PETRA PROSTREDNIK

To really understand Petra’s journey into business, you have to start at the beginning of the story…Seeking to gain freedom and opportunity, Petra’s parents fled the communist country, then known as Czechoslovakia, when she was just 4 yrs old. Through nothing short of miracles and the generosity of perfect strangers,

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MARY STRUBHAR
CNM, Practice Manager

An exceptional balance of joyful and astute, Mary Stubhar, CNM is our Practice Manager and Midwife. Mary can help you with any questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy care, and you will find her very practical support available when you need it.

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MARGY PORTER, CPM, LDM

Margy Porter joined the Bella Vie team as a staff midwife in 2016. She has lived in McMinnville with her husband Rob and their three children since 1999, and had a small homebirth midwifery practice from 2008 to 2016. She was originally inspired to become a midwife after reading Ina May Gaskin’s “Spiritual Midwifery” and

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KELSEY CHAMBERS, CNM, MSN

Kelsey Chambers relocated from southern Colorado in October 2018 to join the Bella Vie team as a certified nurse midwife (CNM). She, herself, was born at home home, and from a young age began being present at many home births in her small, rural town. She became a registered nurse in 2013 and gained a lot of birth

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KIMBERLY JONES

Kim Jones is our office manager and medical billing specialist. She has been a medical office manager for 25 years and is a nationally certified medical coder. She has lived in Independence, Oregon for 26 years, but grew up in Snohomish, WA. Kim is excited to join the Bella Vie team and support the midwives as they provide moms,

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