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Clinical Staff

The nurses and ultrasonographer at The Coit House passionately support and guide birthing persons and their families through the prenatal care, birth, and postpartum care. Our nurses have specialized training in lactation to support the breastfeeding/chestfeeding parent and baby.

Ashley Fino

Full-time Staff RN (she/her)

Ashley has proudly been working in the Buffalo area as a registered nurse since 2012 and recieved her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Daemen College.

Ashley, herself, has a passion for patient advocacy and research. She completed a birth doula (DONA) course that sparked her transition to work locally in Labor and Delivery at a near by hospital. She then began her journey with Fika Midwifery in the fall of 2019.

Ashley has a strong drive to approach birth as a whole, ensuring mind, body, and soul are balanced. You can find her recommending essential oils to her patients and striving to make sure mom feels safe and encouraged. When she’s not witnessing birth, she’s usually chasing around her husband to help with home renovations.

Meghan Terry

Per Diem Staff RN (she/her)

Meghan began her nursing career in 2014 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from D’Youville College. She has always been passionate about pregnancy and childbirth and with recent experience at a local hospital on their Labor and Delivery unit, Meghan was excited to expand her knowledge and transition into the natural birth space with Fika Midwifery.

Having had 4 children herself, Meghan understands that each experience is unique and beautiful in its own way. She is dedicated to supporting moms in reaching their birth goals while helping them build confidence in their bodies.

In her free time, you can find Meghan cheering her kids on at their activities from gymnastics to soccer, volunteering in the PTA at their school, or enjoying a session of power yoga.

Katherine Kahler

RN (she/her)

Katherine received her bachelors in the science of nursing from D’Youville college in 2018. She then went on to work as an RN at Buffalo General Hospital on a Medical, Surgical and Telemetry unit, then ventured to Oishei Children’s Hospital on the Mother/Baby unit as a postpartum and newborn nurse. She also spent a short time as a Primary School Nurse.

After taking a short break to start her own family she is back doing what she loves, helping mothers navigate pregnancy and birth. As she herself is passionate about and had a natural and unmedicated childbirth, she is excited to help other moms reach their birth goals too.

Katherine was born and raised in the country where she learned to love animals and has a strong passion for horses. Katherine also dabbles in essential oils.

Sarah Donath


Coming soon!

Rachel Leafe

Sonographer (she/her)

Rachel has been a sonographer in the Buffalo area for the past 13 years. After graduating from Trocaire College in 2010 she began working at a local Ob/Gyn office. That’s where her passion around pregnancy and birth began. Having experience in both the hospital and office setting, Rachel loves creating a welcoming environment and educating her patients on normal pregnancy and development. She has been with the Coit House since July 2022 and has recently transitioned to a full time role.

In her free time she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with her two rescue dogs.