Meet the Staff

Sameerah Shareef, Certified Nurse Midwife, Masters’ Degree Nursing (MSN) 

Medical Director

Pronouns: She, Her, Hers 

Contact me: shareefs@msu.edu 

Sameerah received her Midwifery education from Frontier Nursing University, formerly known as Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing. She received her Masters in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.  

Sameerah has been a Women’s Health nurse and has served Mid-Michigan families since the mid 1980’s. She is honored to continue this work by providing compassionate, trauma informed care for ppatients that are in need of the services provided by the MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program.  

Danielle Fenton, RN, BSN

Nurse Examiner

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact me: fentond2@msu.edu

Danielle received her Bachelors of Science in Human Biology from the University of Indianapolis, Bachelors of Science in Nursing from University of Detroit, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Nursing in Forensic Science from Xavier University. Prior to working for the MSU Sexual Assault Healthcare Program, she was an ICU nurse and OR circulator. 

She values empathy, respect, reliability, humor, and health. Her favorite quote is "Be the change you wish to see in the world", said by Gandhi. In her free time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her boys, the outdoors, hiking, traveling, and exercising.

Brandie Howard, RN, BSN

Nurse Examiner 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact me: howar334@msu.edu 

Brandie studied at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for 16 years. The past ten years have been in the Emergency Department at Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. Before leaving the Emergency Department, she was a Clinical Unit Leader. She is excited to be present for the beginning of a wonderful program. She believes the Sexual Assault Healthcare Program will be an awesome opportunity for the college and the community to receive excellent healthcare for those that have experienced sexual assault. Brandie also has 3 beautiful children, an amazing daughter-in-law, a spunky granddaughter, an old lady dog, two fat cats, and one lonely fish. In her spare time, she loves to read and travel with her family and Girl Scout Troop.  

Angela DeVore, RN, BSN

Nurse Examiner

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Contact me: devorean@msu.edu

From Holland, Michigan, Angela received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University. Since becoming an RN in 2004, she has been a labor and delivery nurse. Currently, she is working towards her masters degree in forensic nursing to become a family nurse practitioner. She brings compassion, empathy and trust to all her patients that she sees here at the Sexual Assault Healthcare Program. Outside of work, she likes to read, ride bikes, and play with her Morkie, Murphy.

Catherine Schoenfeld, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN 

Nurse Examiner 

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Contact me: schoe101@msu.edu 

Cathy is a registered nurse with additional certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.  She received her BSN from the University of Michigan in 1979, MSN and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner certification from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1995 and a post-master's certification in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999. 

As a military spouse, Cathy has lived and worked all over the world including Germany, Hawaii, Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and in Michigan where she was born and raised.   Most of her career has been spent providing care to women in underserved and minority populations in both outpatient and inpatient settings.  Most recently, she spent 18 years in Chicago where she worked in the Nurse Midwifery practice and taught in the CNM/WHNP program at the University of Illinois Chicago.  She also currently serves as a board member and treasurer for the nonprofit organization, Center For Equity Education. 

In her spare time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and large extended family, including her six sisters and their families.  She also enjoys traveling, camping, gardening, reading, crafts and baking.