Nurse Practitioners & Other Specialists

Erin Foust, WHNP

Special interest: fertility preservation and reproductive endocrinology

Erin Foust, one of our Women's health nurse practitioners | University of Colorado OB-GYN | Denver, COErin is a women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) and is proud to work for the University of Colorado to provide reproductive healthcare. She works in collaboration with oncology and the patient’s managing medical team, as well as reproductive endocrinology to coordinate fertility preservation when future fertility is threatened. She also provides reproductive healthcare to cancer survivors who may be experiencing latter effects of cancer treatment.

In addition to these roles, Erin enjoys seeing general gynecology patients in the University Women’s Clinic and has a special interest in treating hormone imbalances.

Given the sensitive nature of infertility and fertility preservation, she believes that empathy is her greatest strength. She strives to provide thoughtful treatment plans based on patient assessments and patient wishes, while helping refocus the need for fertility preservation toward hope for the future.

A graduate of the CU College of Nursing, Erin is a single mother of two. She and her children enjoy free time biking, swimming and family movie/game nights. On her own, Erin enjoys curling up with a good book, pilates reformer classes and a nice beach.

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Sexual Health & Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Management of Uterine Fibroids
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling & Primary Infertility Evaluation

Genevieve Hofmann, MSN, WHNP-BC

Special interest: women’s health and wellness

Genevieve Hofmann | Nurse, CU OBGYNGenevieve is a Sigma Theta Tau honors nurse and has been a nurse practitioner for more than 15 years. She is drawn to the OB-GYN field by the opportunity to work with women and their families, in particular, addressing their unique health needs through education, prevention and wellness. She has a special interest in women’s wellness and preventive health, including contraception and family planning, breastfeeding support, menopause, and prenatal and postnatal care.

As a nurse, she sees herself as a member of a patient’s larger healthcare team. Her goal is to provide patients with sound clinical advice and evidence-based information. Ultimately, she aims to empower patients to actively participate in their care by listening to their needs and helping them make informed decisions.

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth
  • Breast Feeding Consultation
  • Gestational Diabetes

Ladean Marshall, NP

Special interest: family & preconception planning, pregnancy care and well-woman care

Ladean Marshall | Nurse, CU OBGYNLadean Marshall is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health. She is passionate about providing women the tools they need to live a healthy life, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their healthcare. She is both proud of and humbled by the positive impact this can have on the lives of her patients of different ages and socioeconomic statuses.

Ladean has a true appreciation for all of the different stages in the reproductive lifecycle that women go through including preconception planning, pregnancy and menopause. She sees healthcare as a team effort by herself, her patients and their families. Success requires careful listening, identifying a well-defined issue and clear goals, and evidenced-based treatment recommendations.

She is proud to work in this department that puts the needs of patients and their families first. Ladean is a strong advocate for her patients and their cultural beliefs regarding care. A good listener with a personable demeanor, she feels her greatest strength is being able to connect with women on sensitive subjects and make them feel comfortable in her office.

Born and raised in Colorado, Ladean received her masters at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center after receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Tuskegee University. She enjoys traveling and learning about new cultures with her husband and daughters. In her down time she’s an avid baker and loves decorating cupcakes!

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth
  • Breast Feeding Consultation
  • Gestational Diabetes

Amy Nacht, CU assistant professor, DNP, CNM, MSN, MPH, FACNM

Special interest: midwifery, women’s health

Amy Nacht, CNM, MSN, MPH, FACNM | CU OB-GYN

Amy is a board-certified certified nurse-midwife (CNM). She is a passionate clinician, driven to her chosen career path to care for women and their families and advocate for improving maternal child health. She has a particular focus on psycho-social well-being, and loves helping women find their own strengths and skills in caring for themselves.

Amy’s approach to communicating with patients is to “listen first and understand their definition of health prior to inserting my views.” This approach has earned her recognition for her compassion and ability to build relationships with patients and their families, as well as with colleagues.

Amy earned her Master of Science in nursing (MSN) from Case Western Reserve University. She earned her certification as a CNM from Frontier Nursing University. She later received a master’s in public health (MPH) from the University of Colorado School of Public Health and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Colorado College of Nursing.
When not working, you’ll find her with her family partaking in the chosen activity of the moment, whether watching her kids engaged in their activities, cooking, traveling or reading.

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menopause/Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth & Postpartum Care
  • Breast Feeding

Jessica Pettigrew, instructor, MSN, CNM

Specialty: midwifery, women’s health, obstetrics, gynecology

CU OB-GYN Midwife, Jessica PettigrewJessica has a passion for caring for women and their families. During their pregnancy she shares all options with women, including complementary modalities such as acupuncture, massage and medications.

Jessica believes that pregnancy and birth set the stage for how we parent our children and that women should be supported in birthing without fear and in fully embracing the transformative potential of childbirth. She also enjoys caring for women in life’s transitions, such as menopause, providing contraception, managing abnormal bleeding, and assisting with other common women’s health issues.

“My favorite part of my job is getting to know women and their families. The relationships built in the clinic go far beyond managing a specific medical issue and extend to helping women understand their bodies, and partnering together to help them be well.”

Jessica completed her Master of Science at Yale University in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies at McGill University. She served on the Yale clinical teaching faculty from 2009-2010.

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth
  • Breast Feeding Consultation
  • Gestational Diabetes

Ashley Plummer, DNP, RN

Specialty: pelvic pain

Nurse practitioner Ashley Plummer | CU OB-GYN | Denver, CO

Ashley is a board-certified nurse practitioner, specializing in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain. In many ways, this specialty found her. Her goal has always been to help women. Over time she recognized that working in obstetrics and gynecology would help her achieve that goal, and in addition, would challenge her in her educational pursuits. But she found it frustrating in previous roles when treatment would lead to a dead-end. Now, realizing that it’s often a multidisciplinary diagnosis, she loves that she can tell her patients, “Yes, we can help.”

Ashley’s philosophy in treating patients is simple: Be present and listen. When working with a patient, her time belongs to only them. Every day she tells women that she will do everything she can to help them. Even on the most difficult cases when the diagnosis isn’t immediate, she collaborates with colleagues to get answers for her patients.

Ashley received her master’s degree from Yale University School of Nursing and her nurse practitioner doctorate from the University of California, Irvine. Prior to pursuing a career in women’s health, Ashley served as a captain in the United States Air Force for three years and is a proud veteran.

When not pursing her mission of helping women from all walks of life, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and son. She loves all the outdoor activities that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer such as hiking, running and skiing. Ashley also enjoys reading historical fiction novels that feature, as her husband always says, “strong female leads.”

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menopause/Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth & Postpartum Care
  • Breast Feeding
  • Gestational Diabetes

Kimberly Weikel, MPAS, PA-C

Special interest: sexuality, pregnancy and menopause

Physician assistant Kimberly Weikel | CU OB-GYN Kimberly is a physician assistant (PA) certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is fluent in Spanish. Kimberly was drawn to working in the OB-GYN field because the care makes such an impact during pivotal times in patient’s lives. She is passionate about providing patient education on topics such as contraception, sexuality, pregnancy, postpartum care and menopause.

Kimberly’s approach to treating patients starts with shared decision-making. She and her patients make decisions about their care on an individual basis, taking into consideration their personal goals, concerns and expectations. From routine exams to acute problems in pregnancy, postpartum and beyond, she is by her patients’ side every step of the way.

She is most proud of her ability to “rally the team to best impact patient care.” Kimberly enjoys working cohesively with robust care teams that include doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners/midwives, medical assistants, health students and administrative staff, noting that all have something to contribute to patient care.

Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in health sciences from the University of South Florida and received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from High Point University. Prior to joining the University of Colorado OB-GYN team, she served as an OB-GYN PA in Florida.

When not in the clinic, Kimberly continues to advocate to increase healthcare accessibility for all. She enjoys educating others through her writing on OB-GYN topics and the inequities in healthcare. She co-authored a piece about PAs in Puerto Rico, which will be published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Kimberly loves exploring all that Colorado has to offer and spending time with her family. Most importantly, she is a proud dog mom and enjoys spoiling her rescued four-legged-fur-babies, Balvin and Royce.

General Health
  • Annual Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Menopause/Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Pessary Fitting/Maintenance
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth & Postpartum Care
  • Breast Feeding
  • Gestational Diabetes

Molly Yeoman, CNM, MS, RN

Specialty: midwifery, perinatal

Molly Yeoman | Nurse, CU OBGYN

Molly Yeoman is a board-certified nurse practitioner specializing in midwifery. After appreciating the positive influence a midwife had on the birth of her second child, she knew this would be her area of practice. Passionate about helping others, she is proud of former patients telling her how much her care meant to them and showing her pictures of their babies.

Molly’s approach to communicating with patients is to, “listen and then listen again.” She says this quality is one of her greatest strengths as a midwife. Her special interests include perinatal care, menopause management and contraception counseling.

Molly received her master’s at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center after receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Villa Maria College. Since 2015 she has presented lectures and skills workshops to midwifery students at the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing as a senior instructor. She enjoys hiking, traveling and singing in a women’s chorus.

General Health
  • Well Woman Exams
  • Contraception Counseling & IUD/Nexplanon Insertion
  • Breast Health
  • Menopause Management
Condition Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Abnormal Bleeding & Menstrual Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
  • Ovarian Cysts & Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Prenatal Care & Prenatal Testing
  • Childbirth
  • Breast Feeding Consultation
  • Gestational Diabetes