Nurse Practitioners

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.

Rachael Kulick, CNM

Special interests: midwifery and women’s health, obstetrics and gynecology

Rachael Kulick, NP | CU Ob/Gyn Midwifes & NursesRachael Kulick is a board-certified nurse practitioner as well as a certified nurse midwife (CNM). She chose this specialty after delivering her own three children with the assistance of a midwife. The wonderful birth experience she had led Rachael to pursue a path in midwifery so that she could provide the same care to other women.

Rachael’s focus of care includes natural childbirth, family planning and breastfeeding. She has attended hundreds of births and dedicates herself to serving women during all stages of life. Rachael attributes her full scope of midwifery expertise to being a part of the largest free standing birth center in Colorado. This experience has shaped her into the care provider that she is today by giving her a unique perspective of family planning, women’s health and birthing options.

Rachael is proud to work in a field in which she can provide evidence-based information to help women make their own choices when it comes to their health. Her goal is to establish a trusting, non-judgmental relationship with patients by creating a partnership with them. Rachael likes to think of herself as a patient advocate rather than a medical provider.

Rachael is a Boston native and has run the Boston Marathon several times. When she is not caring for her patients or running, Rachael can be found skiing or cheering on her three competitive athletes (her children).

Jessica Pettigrew, Instructor, Certified Nurse, Midwife

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.

Judith Quill, CNM, MS

Specialty: prenatal care, adolescent care, family planning

Judith Quill, nurse practitioner, CU Ob-GYN | University of Colorado MedicineJudith is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) specializing in adolescent pregnancy and pregnancy prevention. She is passionate about advocating for her patients in the midst of difficult situations, providing a listening ear while treating them without judgment. Judith understands that being pregnant as a teen can be a frightening thing. She aims to support her patients by meeting their obstetric care needs while also providing social, psychological and nutritional support.

While it’s been a long time since she’s been a teenager, Judith feels like she closely relates to her adolescent patients. She enjoys getting to know their family and friends, and recognizes the unique and special strengths that each of her patients have.

Though originally from Cleveland, Judith has called Colorado her home for over 40 years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and being with her friends and family.