Our Staff


The staff at Wellspring is here to serve you in whatever capacity we can. Check out the team below and feel free to call us with any questions you have. 


Ashley Musil

Midwife and Clinical Director


Ashley is the midwife at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center. She has been a licensed, practicing midwife in the Houston area since 2014 and feels divinely called to her vocation. She opened the birth center in 2016 with her mother, Karla Mercieca. Read more about Ashley's background and family. 

Karla Mercieca

Front Office and Business Administrator


You'll see Karla at the front desk when you walk in the door. She is always a friendly face and good for conversation. She handles appointment scheduling, payments, and assists with insurance needs. She opened the birth center in 2016 with her daughter, Ashley Musil, and has enjoyed learning all about the birth world since then. She is also our main placenta encapsulator. 

Dawn Housos

Staff Midwife


Dawn has been a Texas licensed midwife and CPM since 2017 and has experience in the birth center and home birth environments. She lives in Conroe with her husband and five children. She started working part-time at Wellspring Birth Center in January 2017, and the staff loves having her here. Her presence at birth is calming and understanding, and she is well trained to handle any situation.

Jolene Brannon

Student Midwife


Jolene has been apprenticing at Wellspring since September 2016. She is studying to become a midwife and attends nearly all office visits and births with Ashley. She is the senior apprentice at Wellspring Midwifery Care & Birth Center. She is studying through the Association of Texas Midwives and hopes to be a midwife by the end of 2018. 

Amber Herr

Student Midwife


Amber has been apprenticing at Wellspring since October 2017. She went on maternity leave for a few months shortly after starting her apprenticeship, but she's back and you may get to see her new baby next time you're at the office. As the junior apprentice, she also attends nearly all office visits and births with Ashley. She is studying through Via Vita and hopes to be done with her training by the year 2020. 

Taryn Daub

Childbirth Educator and Birth Assistant


Taryn has been working with Wellspring since its opening in 2016. She teaches Bradley Method Childbirth Classes at the birth center on a regular basis. She also assists at births as a birth assistant. You may also see her at the front desk from time to time as she occasionally covers for Karla. No matter what she is doing at Wellspring, she does it with a smile!

Lizzie Frye

Birth Assistant


Lizzie has been working with Wellspring since the fall of 2017. She She is the oldest of ten children and has been working as a doula for a few years. She assists at the birth center as a birth assistant. She is sweet and caring, and her experience as a doula means she is a great support to our laboring mothers. 

Cliodhna Griffin

Childbirth Educator


Cliodhna has also been an affiliate of Wellspring Birth Center since it opened in 2016. She teaches Hypnobirthing classes at the center on a regular basis and often makes an appearance at special events we host at the birth center from time to time. Cliodhna is a big advocate of the birth center and loves to tell people how great she thinks we are (and we feel the same about her)!

Wellspring Birth Center

794A Russell Palmer Rd

Kingwood, TX 77339


Office 832-777-0291

Urgent 832-510-6362

Fax 281-825-5575


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Office Hours:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10-5

Wednesday: 10-5

Thursday: 10-5

Friday: Closed

Midwife is on call 24/7 for births

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