Our Practice


Back Cove Midwives is a practice dedicated to women’s health. Our certified nurse midwives are Ellie Grillo, Jen Gilbert, and Elsa Heros. Each midwife works with both pregnant and non-pregnant patients and is focused on developing a relationship of caring and trust with each and every woman she sees.

Should the need for consult arise during the course of your care the midwives turn to a wide range of practitioners in the community. Our collaborative doctors for OB/GYN care are with the practice All About Women. Most of our patients never meet these physicians but we feel fortunate to have them available 24/7 whenever the need arises.

In addition to the midwives we have Medical Assistants on our care team: Martha Tole and Tracey Howell. Valerie Plummer is also a Medical Assistant and a front desk Receptionist. Debby McGinty is our Office Manager, and Korie LaChance is a front desk Receptionist.

martha toleMartha is a full-time Medical Assistant. Previous to working with us she served local birthing families as a certified birth and postpartum doula. She facilitated our Connections groups for many years. You’ll meet Martha during many aspects of your care in the office.

Tracey is a full time Medical Assistant. She comes to us from a family practice background, but has discovered that she’s in her element in our midwifery practice. You will meet Tracey as she rooms patients, during blood draws, scheduling at the front desk as well as calling you back when you have a question.

debby_mcgintyDebby is our Office Manager. She is happy to answer all your insurance and billing questions, as well as to address any concerns you might have about office matters. Debby has a degree as a Medical Assistant and serves as a volunteer EMT in Cumberland.

valerie2Valerie is a part time medical assistant/front desk receptionist. She has 25 years of experience in maternity care. When Valerie is in the office she will greet you with a smile and help you with your appointments.

korie2Korie is one of our friendly front desk receptionists. She’ll be happy to help you whether you call on the phone or are here in the office.