About Our Staff

Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs)

Our nurse midwives are board certified to provide health care involving emotional and physical support to women before, during, and after childbirth. They are registered nurses with specialized training in assisting pregnant women and their newborn babies. They also participate in a variety of services that include providing routine gynecological services like Pap smears and breast examinations, advising women about reproductive health and personal care, and monitoring the health of the mother and fetus during pregnancy. Our CNMs also provide education for women and their families about childbirth methods, infant care, nutrition, and proper exercise. They work closely with our obstetricians when medical treatments, medications or surgical interventions are necessary.

Lee Cantwell, CNM

Lee Cantwell CNMLee Graduated with a Bachelors in Microbiology from Purdue University in 1978. She received her diploma in Nursing from RPH School of Nursing in 1985 and went on to receive her Master's in Nursing and a Certificate in Midwifery from SUNY, Stoneybrook in 1997. She has had 23 years experience in maternal/child nursing, 12 years as a Labor & Delivery nurse and has been doing full scope midwifery for over 11 years.

Lee joined Gulf Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2005. Lee is married and has 3 daughters. She loves the beach, and is an avid New York Yankees fan.


Pat Delongaig, CNM




Jennifer Lesowitz, CNM 


Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at James Madison University and received her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University, specializing in midwifery.  During graduate school, she worked in women’s health, postpartum care, and pediatric intensive care.  In addition to her national certification as a nurse-midwife, she is also certified in critical care nursing. Jennifer is passionate about women’s health and promotion of wellness in pregnancy.  She believes a healthy childhood begins in the prenatal period.  Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.  She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Frontier Nursing University.



 Brandy Thomas, CNM

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Brandy’s history in medicine signifies her passion and dedication to women’s health care.  Brandy began her career by serving in the Navy as a hospital corpsman, assigned to labor and delivery.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Nursing at the University of South Florida, she continued her education in Women’s Health and in 2011, became board certified as a Certified Nurse-Midwife.



Nurse Practitioners

Nurse practitioners provide a broad range of health care services including routine annual examinations and are trained in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions, including chronic illnesses. They provide some of the same care provided by physicians and maintain close working relationships with physicians. An NP can serve as a patient's regular health care provider.

Jennifer Miller, ARNP

Jennifer Miller ANRPJennifer Miller was born in Sarasota, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of South Florida and Masters in Nursing at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She has worked as a Registered Nurse at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota for 13+ years. While studying for her ARNP degree she worked in Orthopedic Surgery and Cardiothoracic surgery settings.

Passions of hers include nutrition, exercise and promotion of wellness for disease prevention. Outside of the office you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, dog, and good friends. Her hobbies include boating, standup paddle boarding, and running.

Jennifer specializes in women’s health with an emphasis on health promotion and well being. She is also specially trained in bone density studies and genetic counseling and offers these services in our office.

P: 941.379.6331 

F: 941.379.5443 

Phone Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

office 01Sarasota office
1950 Arlington St
Suite 203
Sarasota, FL

Monday  |  Wednesday  |  Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday  |  Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

office 02North Port office
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd
North Port, FL

Monday  |  Tuesday | Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
We are closed for lunch daily from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.

office 02Hospital Affiliation - Sarasota Memorial Hospital
1700 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 917 9000

Additional Parking:

Available to patients by using Sarasota Memorial Valet Services, located on the north side of the Medical Arts Building, next to Radiology.