Corinne Daut RN, IBCLC, Director of Lactation Services

Corinne grew up in Delaware but moved away to attend college. After welcoming her first daughter as a college student, she decided she wanted to switch majors to become a registered nurse. She moved home and began nursing school and earned a certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing in 2009. She worked as an LPN for two years while continuing nursing school, and graduated in 2011 becoming a Registered Nurse.

Corinne had breastfeeding struggles with her first daughter, so during her second pregnancy (while working as a night shift RN in pediatrics), she began reading every breastfeeding book she could get her hands on. She welcomed her second daughter at The Birth Center in April 2013 and had a wonderful breastfeeding experience. She attended breastfeeding support group, meeting Katie Madden and some of the mothers and babies she had helped. After this experience, Corinne decided that she wanted to help moms and babies too because she had experienced both breastfeeding trial and triumph. She reached out to Katie at that time about a possible mentorship to become an IBCLC. Corinne welcomed another child, a son, at The Birth Center in July 2016 and had another amazing, though different and challenging breastfeeding experience. She began working at The Birth Center in April 2017.

When she’s not working with new mamas and babies, you can find her busy at home with her husband and their blended family of four kids, ranging in age from toddler to teenager. Corinne has plans to further her education when her toddler son begins preschool next year.

Gwynne Borsello, RN, BSN

Gwynne grew up in Hockessin, Delaware and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cum Laude at the University of Delaware in 2000 where she was also a member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She began her nursing career in labor and delivery at Christiana Hospital later the same year. She worked for Christiana Care until 2010. She took some time off during those years to give birth to her three children. During the past three years, she has continued her nursing career working at a pediatrician’s office in Hockessin, Delaware.

Gwynne always knew she wanted to work in the medical field. When she was young you could find her doing anything from covering herself in bandages to volunteering at A. I. duPont Hospital for Children. She found her calling while in nursing school during her labor and delivery rotation. Being a part of one of the most important days of a woman’s life and experiencing a new life taking its first breath, was the most empowering professional experience for her. This was also the most empowering personal experience of her own life with the births of her own children.

After having her first child and struggling with her own breastfeeding journey, she discovered the field of lactation consulting. She knew she wanted to help and empower other moms during their breastfeeding journeys. She found her way to The Birth Center in April 2017 to begin her training to become an IBCLC.

When Gwynne is not helping nursing moms and their babies, you can find her spending time with her family at home on their small chicken farm, at the beach, camping, or exercising.

Charlize Melendez, CCMA

Charlize is a young hard working soul, she is always prepared to help others and take on new tasks. She is very fond of fast pace environments and adore to constantly be working in different fields. 

Charlize Graduated from Dawn Career Institute with her certification in Clinical Medical Assistant. Her desire to always be on the move lead her to The Birth Center where we are always running in circles getting  gyn/prenatal moms/ or babies in and out of our loving home. Charlize is a loving, caring and motivated individual in which we are excited to have as part of family in helping your family grow.

 Charlize is ultimately grateful to be a huge part of why The Birth Center continues to feel warm and comforting to our patients. When Charlize is not in office she is loving time with her family, cuddling with her dogs, or out for a jog outdoors. 

 

Karen Victoria, CCMA

Karen discovered her way to the medical field at the early age of sixteen years old. She was raised in a family of healthcare workers ranging from medical assistants to registered nurses. Here, her curiosity peaked and she became starstruck with the idea of becoming a future nurse herself! She attended Delcastle Technical High School and specialized in Medical Assisting. Temporarily, she took a few volunteer opportunities at the Absalom Jones Community Center, and St. Francis Tiny Steps Volunteer program.

As of 2020, Karen had graduated with her certification as a CCMA and was ready to begin the next journey. Currently, she is enrolled at Delaware State University and awarded a full-ride scholarship to major in Nursing! She knew she wanted to work in the maternity field and empower women and their growing families. Now, Karen works at The Birth Center. Her future goal is to become a nurse-midwife. Outside of the madness of her academic life, she spends her time skateboarding, enjoying horror films, and advocating for women’s rights.

Ruth McCutchan, Office Manager  

Florence Smith, Receptionist  

Oriole O’Neill, Receptionist 

Kelsey Nye, Lead Receptionist   

Anna Marie Trotman, Patient Liaison   

Marilyn Gilmore, Billing