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Our Providers

Jeffrey Segil, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., M.S.


Dr. Segil is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his post-graduate training at University Hospitals of Cleveland where he was Executive Chief Resident. During his training Dr Segil focused on OB as well as advanced gynecologic surgery and the management of incontinence. While in training he was also the director of the Lake and Ashtabula Counties Family Planning Clinics of Ohio. Prior to Medical School Dr. Segil spent four years at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, where he was involved in molecular biology research in the field of tumor immunology. He completed his undergraduate education at Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts, where he concentrated in healthcare delivery systems. Dr. Segil completed his American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certification in 1999, and was elected to Fellowship in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 2000. He is a member of the Strafford County Medical Society, the New Hampshire Medical Society, the American Association of Gynecologic Laproscopists, the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Northeast Medical Association. Dr. Segil has been specializing in advanced incontinence surgeries and Robotic surgeries, as well as Pelvic Reconstruction. Dr Segil has spent much time in Mind Body Medicine Training and tries to incorporate his teachings into his daily medical practice. Dr. Segil has been on staff at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital since 1997. He is currently the director of the Continuing Medical Education Department, and is a member of the Integrative Medicine Committee, the Birth Committee, and is the gynecologic surgical subchair.

Dr. Segil resides In Dover with his wife and three children. He enjoys sailing and skiing with his family.

Anna De Young, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.


Dr. DeYoung is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. She graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. While in medical school, she directed the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention program in which hundreds of medical students visited Detroit middle schools to educate the children about substance abuse and alcoholism. She completed her internship and residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. DeYoung is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Medical Association, and has received training in Mind-Body Medicine at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Her interests include all aspects of obstetrics, well-woman care and the special issues of menopause, perimenopause and PMS. She has been in private practice since 1996, first in Newburyport and now with Dover Women's Health since October of 2001. Prior to graduating from the University of Michigan, Dr. DeYoung spent a year and a half living in Stockholm, Sweden where she studied in Swedish and thoroughly enjoyed her exposure to new cultural activities. She is passionate about nutrition and wellness and helping clients achieve a better sense of well being through changes in lifestyle. She is actively involved , both during office visits and through First Line Therapy, in assisting women to achieve lifestyle change through education and empowerment.

Dr. DeYoung lives in Durham with Mike and her two active sons. She enjoys all things outdoors including cycling, boating, hiking, and skiing and spending time with her beautiful Newfoundland Sophie.

Joycelyn Vardo, D.O., F.A.C.O.G.


Dr. Vardo joined Dover Women’s Health in July 2016. She is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Vardo has been in practice since 2010 on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Vardo lives in Dover with her husband and young son.

Our Midwives

Lauren Walker, C.N.M., M.S.N


Lauren grew up in northern Maine where she attended the University of Maine at Fort Kent and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She proceeded to work for several years as Registered Nurse in labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn, and pediatric care at Cary Medical Center in Caribou Maine and gained valuable experience in low-risk and high-risk pregnancy situations. While there, Lauren was very inspired working with the midwives at that facility and their holistic and individualized approach to care. Eventually she was able to return to school and pursue her own passion for midwifery. In 2017 Lauren earned her Master of Science in Midwifery from The Midwifery Institute of Philadelphia University. She is a Member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Lauren is very excited to be part of the team at Dover Women’s Health. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their fur babies. She likes gardening, reading, and cross country skiing.

Rachel Mergen, C.N.M., M.S.N.


Rachel comes to us from Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in 2007. She first worked as a Registered Nurse in Women’s Health/Oncology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Her strong interest in midwifery soon lead her to become a labor and delivery nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Working is that busy urban hospital gave Rachel unparalleled experience with both high-risk and low-risk pregnancies. In 2013, after several years of nursing experience, she earned her Master’s Degree in Midwifery and Women’s Health from the University of Pennsylvania, fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a midwife.

Rachel has completed a Fellowship at Valley Birthplace in Huntingdon Valley, PA where she gained additional experience in low risk pregnancy and out of hospital deliveries. She is passionate about providing holistic midwifery care and very excited to join the team at Dover Women’s Health and serve the women of the New Hampshire Seacoast area.

Rachel is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives. She lives in Dover with her cat, Tucker, and she enjoys cooking, running, hiking and snowboarding.

Stephanie Mandani, C.N.M., M.S.N.


Stephanie began her career with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California in 1999. Since then she has lived in California, Colorado, Oregon, & Melbourne, Australia and had the opportunity to work in a variety of maternal-child healthcare settings such as pediatric & neonatal intensive care, low & high-risk antepartum, homebirth, lactation, & community health nursing. She received her Masters of Science in Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and the American College of Nurse Midwives.

In addition to her professional roles, Stephanie volunteers whenever possible; having served women in India, Honduras, and Mexico, as well as homeless families in Denver and Colorado. She is passionate about community building among families, reducing isolation for mothers, and empowering positive personal growth in women. Stephanie continues her education toward a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University and hopes to gain expertise in helping women set and achieve their goals within a community setting.
Stephanie settled in New England in 2016 and loves it! She lives with her husband of 20 years, three children, and their dog and cat in Kittery Point, Maine. She loves travel, open water, adventuring, food, & gatherings.

Traci Labreck, C.N.M., M.S.N.


Traci Labreck was born in Colorado, but spent most of her high school and college years in northern Maine. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. After nursing school, she worked as a labor and delivery nurse before going back to school to pursue her dream to become a nurse-midwife. She attended Philadelphia University and graduated with her Masters of Midwifery in 2010. She has practiced as a Certified Nurse Midwife in New York, Colorado and New Hampshire. Traci is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

Traci is very excited to be back on the east coast. She lives in Rochester with her husband and daughter. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and doing various outdoor activities.

Our Nurse Practitioner

Emily Skinner, APRN, M.S.N.


Nurse practitioner Emily Skinner joined the Dover Women’s Health team in May. Emily grew up in Massachusetts but found a home in Maine when she attended Bowdoin College for her first bachelor’s degree. Working in health care for a few years after graduating, she found her true calling in women’s health and returned to Massachusetts where she earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions. During her Master’s degree she also worked as a staff nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital on an in-patient women’s health unit that specialized in full-spectrum obstetrics and gynecology with a particular focus on gynecologic oncology. Emily is dual board certified as women’s health nurse practitioner and adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.
Emily is passionate about providing holistic patient-centered obstetrical and gynecological care to women of all ages. She is thrilled to be part of the team and Dover Women’s Health.

Emily lives in Kittery Point, ME with her partner Brian and their black lab puppy, Sadie. She loves exploring the outdoors in Maine and New Hampshire. Emily enjoys cooking and eating good food, being anywhere near the ocean and spending time with family and friends.