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Certified Nurse-Midwifery Staff

Rachel Hyde,  CNM, MS

Director, Nurse-Midwifery

Rachel Hyde is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. She received her nursing degree from Baylor University School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas. Mrs. Hyde obtained her Master's degree from Texas Women's University in Dallas, Texas and was certified by the American  Midwifery Certification Board in 2005 after attending Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery in Dallas, Texas. Before joining the team of midwives at Texas Tech, Mrs. Hyde served women at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. In El Paso, she continues working with women toward their optimal health from pre-conceptual care through prenatal care, birth and postpartum family planning. Mrs. Hyde takes special interest in medical missions, incarcerated women, the borderland population and providing holistic care to women.

Bindu Poudel,  WHNP-BC, CNM, DNP

Bindu Poudel is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. She is a native of Nepal and received her Associates and Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Dickinson State University. Dr. Poudel has worked as a nurse in medical surgical, acute care, critical care, obstetrics and triage nursing prior to her attending graduate school. She received her doctorate degree in Nursing Practice in Certified Nurse Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Utah in 2013. Dr. Poudel is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board as well as the National Certification Corporation.  She is an active member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. Dr. Poudel is very passionate about women's health and strives to provide compassionate obstetric, gynecologic and primary health care services to women across their lifespan. She takes special interest in group prenatal care where women are empowered through self-assessment and group learning. Dr. Poudel encourages women to play an active role in their own care. Her research areas of interest include group prenatal care, teenage pregnancy and perinatal/women's health issues.

Gayla Sholey,  CNM, MSN

Gayla Sholey is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Ms. Sholey received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Bowling Green State University in 2005. She received her  Master of Science in Nurse Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner from Case Western University.  Ms. Sholey was certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board in 2014. Her special interests are medical missions, immigration health care issues and advocacy for women's health care issues.

Nikki Skrinak,  WHNP, CNM, MSN

Nikki Skrinak is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Ms. Skrinak received her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering in 2008 from The Ohio State University. She worked as a community health educator in Columbus, Ohio before returning to graduate school. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2014.   Ms. Skrinak  is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board as well as the National Certification Corporation.  She has volunteered to provide support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence for many years. As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow in 2013, she developed and implemented sexual violence prevention programs for grade schools, colleges, community organizations, and juvenile detention centers. Ms. Skrinak chose the nurse-midwifery profession because she believes that increased access to reproductive health care services improves the status and lives of women. She is especially dedicated to caring for women living on the border, teenagers, individuals who are incarcerated, and people who identify as LGBT.

Carlos Valenzuela,  CNM, MSN

Carlos Valenzuela is a Faculty Associate and Certified Nurse-Midwife in the Department of OB/GYN at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso. Mr. Valenzuela is a native of Lima, Peru. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1992 and his Master of Science degree in Nursing in 2003 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Before joining the team of Midwives at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Mr. Valenzuela practiced as a Certified Nurse Midwife in Florida, Wisconsin and New Mexico. He is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.  His experience prior to obtaining his Certification as a Nurse Midwife includes Intermediate ICU- ER Trauma and Labor and Delivery in Florida and Wisconsin. Mr. Valenzuela is very passionate about providing care to women throughout their life span and is particularly interested in providing care to women on the border. Mr. Valenzuela's areas of interest include gestational diabetes, chronic hypertension and preeclampsia.

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