Midwives


Kristen Stricklin

Kristen Stricklin, MSN, CNM

Kristen is a Florida transplant, originally from a Mississippi beach community, so she is excited to return to warm climates and gulf breezes. She earned her Bachelor’s in Nursing and her Master’s in Midwifery from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Trained in both hospital and birth center settings, as a Certified Nurse Midwife Kristen is enthusiastic about exploring the lines of both medical and natural methods of care.

Kristen’s passion for integrating holistic methods is apparent in her care for all women, whether providing obstetrics or gynecology services. One of her future goals is to become a childbirth educator. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys exploring Florida and its wonderful beaches, spending time with her dog, painting and living life.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, Chemistry Minor
University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Science, Midwifery
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Nurse Practioners


Julie Ludwig

Julie Ludwig, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Julie Ludwig is originally from Buffalo, NY. She has over 20 years’ experience in women's health, including labor and delivery. She received her Women's Health Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2019 and is a NCC Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Julie is passionate and dedicated about women's health and enjoys providing the most up-to-date care to help women become their best selves. She is looking forward to settling down in Florida and enjoying the weather. Julie loves the outdoors and activities such as gardening, home improvement, quilting, biking, hiking, and kayaking.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
D’Youville College
Buffalo, New York

Master of Science, Nursing
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH


Leah Bowler

Leah Honkanen Bowler, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Leah Bowler is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion from the University of Georgia before transferring to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she studied nursing. Leah then earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, specializing in Women’s Health.

Leah is a NCC Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about providing empathetic, holistic, and compassionate care to all women. Leah is new to the Tallahassee area and is excited to call it home. She loves cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Science, Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia