Meet our Women First Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Our patient care team consists of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, who provide a full range of health care services and play an integral role in your care at Women First. Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses who have also obtained a masters or doctorate degree in a specialty area of nursing. Physician Assistants are health care professionals with a masters or doctorate degree trained under the medical model who are nationally certified to practice medicine as part of physician-led team.

Partnering with our physicians, these professionals can provide much of the routine care you may require, and often are the health care providers when you need a same day appointment. Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants see their own patients for annual exams and follow-up, as well as problem visits. Some of them have special interests in clinical areas such as vulvovaginal problems and lactation counseling, offering invaluable services that help us achieve the full circle of care for our patients. Women First…in all we do.

Emily Aragona, PA-C Jeannette Jaggers, APRN
Vaughn Bowen, APRN Tracy Kuzma, APRN
Sara Canchola, APRN Heather McLennan, APRN
Annette Davis, APRN Linda Ohlmann, APRN
Carrie Frederick, MSN, WHNP-BC Kaitlin Sullivan, PA-C
Kristen Hord, PA-C Peggy Wolf, APRN
Anna Hutchinson, APRN  

Emily Aragona PA-C

Emily Aragona, PA-C

Originally from Louisville, Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 2006 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She then completed her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009 from Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois. Emily was an Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant at Northwestern Memorial Group and served as adjunct faculty at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Physician Assistant program. Previously, she established a walk-in clinic for an Internal Medicine practice. At Women First, Emily works with Dr. Mollie Cartwright.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8791

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Vaughn Bowen, APRN

Vaughn Bowen, APRN

Vaughn received her Associates degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville and her Nurse Practitioner studies from the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Vaughn has practiced in obstetrics and gynecology for the past 14 years. Prior to joining Women First, Vaughn worked as a Nurse Practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Kentucky, providing routine to complex gynecologic health care services. Vaughn is a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives. She joined Women First in 2013 and works with Dr. Becky Terry.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8794

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Sara Sparadling, APRN Sara Canchola, APRN

Sara received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and received her Nurse Practitioner certification in 2010. She worked for several years as a Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Baptist Hospital East. Sara also worked for a number of years as a Relief Charge Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Norton Suburban Hospital. She is a Certified Lactation Counselor. Sara joined Women First in December 2011.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8792

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Annette Davis, APRN

Annette received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Concentration in Obstetrical Nursing from the University of Louisville and received her Nurse Practitioner certification in 1994. Prior to joining Women First in 1999, Annette worked as a Nurse Scrub Technician at Humana Hospital University and as a Labor and Delivery Nurse and Prenatal Childbirth Educator at St. Anthony Medical Center. She also served as a Nurse Practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Louisville and Clark County Family Planning and Prenatal Clinic. Along with the wealth of experience that Annette has brought to Women First, she specializes in providing patient consults for the evaluation and treatment of chronic and recurrent vulvo-vaginal problems.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8795

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Carrie Frederick, MSN, WHNP - BC

Carrie Frederick, MSN, WHNP-BC

Carrie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing from University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, respectively. She worked as an RN for University of Louisville Hospital in Labor & Delivery and Baptist East Home Health’s Mother/Baby. She also worked as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner for local OB/GYN clinics. Carrie was a clinical instructor in Maternal/Newborn Nursing at University of Louisville School of Nursing. She joined Women First in 2015 and works with Dr. Kelli Miller and Dr. Margarita Terrassa.

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Kristen Hord, PA-C

Kristen received her undergraduate degree in Integrated Strategic Communications from the University of Kentucky in 2002. She returned to the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2012 with her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Her prior medical experience includes work as an anesthesia tech and a pharmacy tech in Lexington, Kentucky. Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, Kristen moved to the Louisville area from Lexington. She joined Women First in 2012 and works with Dr. Ann Grider.

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Anna Hutchinson

Anna Hutchinson, APRN

Anna earned her Associates’ degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville and a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. With clinical experience at The Hubbard Clinic, Norton Audobon Hospital, and Norton Woman Specialists, she gained experience treating women with overactive bladder and prolapse and later worked with OB patients at Woman Care OB/GYN. At Women First, Anna works with Dr. Michele Johnson and Dr. Leigh Price.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8792

Jeannette Jaggers, APRN

Jeannette Jaggers, APRN

Jeannette received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Bellarmine University and her Master of Science as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) from University of Cincinnati. Prior to pursuing nursing, she earned a degree in International Studies from Centre College. Jeannette worked as an RN for Norton Kosair Children’s Hospital, where she specialized in the care of children with congenital heart defects, high acuity illness, and trauma, and was a recipient of the Better Care Award. She later worked as a Clinical Specialist at St. Jude Medical and as an RN at a local medical spa helping patients with vitality management. Jeannette joined Women First in 2016 and works with Dr. Rebecca Booth.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8794

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Tracy Kuzma, APRN

Tracy Kuzma, APRN

Tracy received a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Cincinnati. She worked as an RN in labor and delivery for several health care providers, including several years as a travel RN. She returned to Kentucky in 2009, working as a staff labor and delivery nurse at University of Louisville Hospital and, later, Baptist Health. Tracy was a clinical instructor in for BSN level students at Bellarmine University, later working as a nurse practitioner with high-risk obstetric patients at a perinatology practice in Indiana. She joined Women First in 2016 and works with Dr. Michele Johnson and Dr. Leigh Price.

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Heather McLennan, APRN

Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003 from Spalding University and her Master of Science in Nurse Practitioner studies from University of Cincinnati in 2010. Prior to joining Women First, Heather worked as a Nurse Practitioner for a private perinatology practice, providing routine to complex gynecologic and obstetrics health care services. She has also been responsible for direct patient care for high-risk obstetric patients at an area hospital. Heather is a member of the Kentucky Association of Nursing. She joined Women First in 2013 and works with Dr. Lori Warren.

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Linda Ohlmann, APRN

Linda received her Diploma in Nursing from Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing, and received her Nurse Practitioner certification in 1977. Prior to joining Women First in 1996, Linda worked as a Public Health Nurse for Family Planning of Louisville and Jefferson County and as Clinic Director/Nurse Practitioner for Planned Parenthood of Louisville. She also worked as the Director of Nursing and OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner for EMW Women’s Surgical Center, as well as an OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner for an area private group practice. As the first Nurse Practitioner at Women First, Linda’s breadth of experience as a healthcare provider benefits both her patients and colleagues in our practice.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8791

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Kaitlin Sullivan, PA-C

A native Louisvillian, Kaitlin received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies after graduating Magna cum laude with her undergraduate degree in Psychology, both from University of Kentucky. Between obtaining her degrees, Kaitlin worked as a research assistant at the Christine M Kleinert Institute, collecting data and helping write protocol drafts. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants. Passionate about furthering her career in women's health, Kaitlin joined Women First in 2012 and works with Dr. Kelli Miller and Dr. Margarita Terrassa.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8795 

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Peggy Wolf, APRN

Peggy received her Master’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Louisville and received her Nurse Practitioner certification in 2000. After working for a number of years as a Charge Nurse and Certified Registered Nurse in Labor and Delivery at Baptist Hospital, and as a Nurse Practitioner for an area OB/GYN group practice here in Louisville, Peggy joined Women First in 2008. Peggy works with Dr. Holly Brown.

Clinical Care Team Direct Line: 502.891.8793


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