(386) 438-5095
3140 NW Medical Center Lane, Suite 180
Lake City, FL 32055
(352) 371-2011
6400 West Newberry Rd, Ste 207
Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 872-5171
6440 West Newberry Rd, Ste 204
Gainesville, FL 32605

Our Staff

Lori Stewart, Licensed Practical Nurse

Lori was born in Kermit, Texas and came to Gainesville 20 years ago with her husband, Dr. David Stewart. Lori has 27 years of experience in patient care. “I like to make a personal bond with my patients – that is where I get my joy. At Gainesville Ob/Gyn, I love being a part of building something that can make such a difference for so many people, and for our family.” Lori is a certified rescue diver. She loves to garden, ride the motorcycle with her husband, and go antique shopping. She says, “The main thing in my life is my husband and my kids.”


Ronda Petersen, Medical Assistant

Ronda joined us in 2012 with 21 years of experience in health care. She is a native of Gainesville, Florida, having been born in Alachua General Hospital. She was actually delivered by Dr. Cotter’s father’s Ob partner, Dr. Jordan. She says, “I just love helping people.” She enjoys working with pregnant women because it’s such a happy time. She is an avid fan of all Gator sports. She has two children. Ronda describes herself as outgoing and able to enjoy getting along with all types of people from all backgrounds.


Jenah Sapp, Licensed Practical Nurse

“I love getting to meet new people and building relationships with our patients. Whether it’s watching a mom with the excitement in her eyes after seeing her baby on an ultrasound for the first time or seeing her hold her new baby. I also love the people I am blessed to work with every day. I love being in a work environment where I can learn new things. I am not married and do not have any children. I was born in Gainesville and l live in Melrose, Florida. “


Brooke Bass, Medical Assistant

Brooke joined Gainesville OB/GYN’s staff in May 2012. “I chose this career path because I enjoy interacting with patients. There are few jobs where you can meet so many different people every day. Many of our patients are here for obstetrical care and I love being part of the excitement of new and expanding families.”

Brooke was raised in Fort White, FL and currently lives in Branford, FL with her husband. They have three children: one girl and two boys. “I love the small town charm and familiar faces everywhere you go; yet we’re still close enough to all of the diversity, culture, and entertainment Gainesville has to offer.”


Joanna North, Insurance Specialist

A resident of Gainesville, Florida since 1998, Joanna moved to the area for employment. She joined Gainesville Ob/Gyn in 2012, bringing over 15 years of health care billing experience with her. “I am a task oriented person and greatly enjoy solving problems associated with health insurance in order to help patients get the best benefits possible. I love working with our staff; it’s a great place to work. Everyone is friendly, and has such a positive attitude…especially the doctors!” Joanna is married to Brian, and enjoys running, going to church, and “any activity that lets me be outside.”