Katie Moriarty & Janelle Komorowksi


Katie Moriarty (CNM, PhD, CAFCI, RN) is on faculty at Frontier Nursing University.  She teaches within the Evidence Based Care and Epidemiology and Biostatistics graduate courses.  Prior to her current position, Katie served as the Associate Director of the Nurse-Midwifery Education Program at the University of Michigan.  She has been a nurse-midwife since 1992 and has attended births in and outside of the hospital setting.  Katie was the first midwife certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) and launched the first Integrative Healthcare and Complementary Therapies Clinic in Pregnancy and Reproductive Women’s Health.  She is the Region IV Representative for the Board of Directors of the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).  Dr. Moriarty earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Windsor, Ontario CANADA; Master of Science and PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Janelle Komorowksi, CNM, DNP is an Assistant Professor at Frontier Nursing University.  She coordinates the Evidence Based Care course for graduate nurse-midwifery and family nurse practitioner students.  Janelle began her career as a direct entry midwife in California and had a home birth practice for a decade before returning to school to become a CNM. She was the first CNM to obtain hospital privileges in her community in Southeast Alaska, and had a dual home/hospital birth practice for two years there before moving to southeast Washington state where she owned and managed a freestanding birth center, as well as continued offering home or hospital births for several years.  At Present, along with being a faculty member she is a midwife laborist at a community hospital.