Originally from the Northeast (New York & Virginia), Lissa got married and moved to Texas in 1986. After working as a labor and delivery nurse for 16 years, she  decided to go back to school in 2009 and received her Midwifery/Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. As a member of the FWBC team, Lissa feels extremely blessed and privileged to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to women throughout their lifespan.

Lissa has been married for 28 years to her husband Bryan and they have two adult sons, Dan and Kevin. She has attended City On A Hill Church in Fort Worth for 20 years and teaches Sunday school to 4th graders.  She enjoys cooking, camping, and fishing. Although she and Bryan are adjusting to being an “empty-nesters,” they can hardly wait for grandkids! 

Dana Hackler, MSN, CNM

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Shannon received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in nurse- midwifery from Baylor University in 2012. Shannon serves in the American College of Nurse-Midwives Division of Global Health. Shannon has taught at Baylor University in the School of Nursing and previously offered natural childbirth classes as a Birth Boot Camp instructor. Empowering women through education is very important to her in the care she provides to her clients. Shannon has also spent time overseas providing women's health care to the underserved. She feels her passion to provide quality health care to women is both a local community based calling and a global calling. Shannon strives to provide individualized care for each patient. She values the time spent with each woman discussing her concerns and desires to develop a plan of care that will fit her specific needs. Through this approach, Shannon believes the woman is a partner in her health care. Shannon provides care for women throughout their life, from adolescence through childbearing years to menopause and beyond.Shannon and her husband welcomed their son and daughter into the hands of midwifes after beautiful unmedicated births at freestanding birth centers in May 2011 & January 2014. Shannon believes in the God given ability for a woman to birth babies naturally, which she has witnessed countless times supporting women during labor. Shannon is always amazed by the strength of women and the miracle of birth.

Meagan Alpha, MSN, CNM

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Dana Hackler has worked in Women services for 17 years. She realized her passion for midwifery while working alongside midwives during her nursing career. She earned an Associates degree in Nursing from Southwestern Adventist University in 1999. After nearly a decade of nursing in Women’s Services, she decided to further her education in pursuit of her true passion. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Tech Health Science Center in 1999, and then graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. She is currently a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Dana and her husband Chad have been married for 16 years and have 2 children, McKenzie age 12 and Colton age 6.

Meagan realized her calling to women’s and children’s healthcare with the birth of her first daughter. She wanted to provide the compassionate and thorough care to families like her nurses had shown her. Meagan earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Woman’s University. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati, expanding her midwifery experience while she earned her practicum hours, from a free standing birth center to a high-risk population. Meagan is a Certified Register Nurse in Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN) and is a member of American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). Meagan is devoted to individualized care, seeking to give compassionate, empathetic care, while developing a positive and trusting relationship with patients. Meagan and her husband, Allen, have three beautiful children: Kaeli, 15, Austin, 8, and McKinley, 5.­­­

Lissa Goble, DNP, CNM

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Shannon DaSilva, DNP, CNM