Hope Staff and Affiliates

Hope Woman's Clinic: Authentic Healthcare for All Women

Hope Woman’s Clinic Staff


Susan Caldwell, MD – CMO

Dr. Caldwell serves as medical director for Hope Woman’s Clinic. She attended medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics in 2004. She served as Chief Resident in her final residency year. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She practiced at Ochsner Family Practice Clinic in Kenner, Louisiana, from 2007–2015. Dr. Caldwell completed her training in April 2014 at the Pope Paul VI Institute and is a certified medical consultant trained in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY. Dr. Caldwell resides in Schriever, LA, with her husband and their 3 children.



Melissa DeRamus, R.N., FCP (New Orleans)

Melissa is a New Orleans native and graduate of Dominican High School. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and has more than 18 years of experience in Nursing. Her passion for women’s health inspired her to work in OBGYN clinics for half of her career. Most recently, she had the opportunity to work as a home health nurse, which provided her more flexibility to raise her growing family. She is excited to be back in women’s health, serving the women in the New Orleans area in a way that recognizes their dignity and acknowledges the many challenges they face when addressing their reproductive health.



Khristine Blaise, Hope Woman’s Clinic Receptionist





Shannon Eaton, R.N., BSN, CFCP (New Orleans)

Shannon received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Louisiana State University School of Nursing in 1992. She was employed primarily in Labor and Delivery. In 2010, she completed her training as a FertilityCare Practitioner. Shannon, a nurse and associate director at the Woman’s New Life Center, is a FertilityCare Practitioner at Hope FertilityCare Center. She is an associate member of the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals.



Sarah Denny, MA, FCP (New Orleans)

Graduating with a B.A. in Theology from OLHCC in December 2010, Sarah taught religion to young women for a year (2011-2012) at her alma mater, Archbishop Chapelle High School. In December 2013, she received her M.A. in Theology from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and simultaneously received Certification in Health Care Ethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. Working at the Woman’s New Life Center in many different capacities since 2010, Sarah began training as a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern in 2013 and also spent several months in early 2014 as a para-professional counselor for women in crisis pregnancies. Passionate about the gift of what it truly means to be a woman and about how a woman’s awareness of this can positively influence our culture, Sarah feels called to share this vision of hope with others. Throughout the last several years, she has spoken at many high schools and colleges in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and she co-hosts a Radio Show called “Alive Again” on Catholic Community Radio. Seeing through the lens of John Paul II’s authentic feminism, Sarah enjoys speaking on various topics related to bioethics (especially reproductive technologies) and sexual ethics, Theology of the Body and the gift of woman’s fertility from both a biological and theological standpoint. She began studying for her Ph.D. in Bioethics at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome in the Fall of 2015.



Carolyn Dufresne Neil, BA, FCPI

Carolyn received her Bachelors of Science in Biology Pre-Medicine at Ave Maria University. She began her training as a FertilityCare Practitioner in June, 2016, and has since served as a FertilityCare Practitioner at Hope Woman’s Clinic. She also serves as Woman’s New Life Center’s Office Assistant. While at AMU, she had the opportunity to study Theology of the Body and was motivated to spread awareness of the dignity of the human body while also practicing in healthcare. She has found that her passion to integrate biology relationally in her work has been able to unfold as an FCPI.



Rachel Michelli, FertilityCare Practitioner Intern


Baton Rouge Fertility Care and Affiliates



Julie Barnett, R.N., FCP (Baton Rouge)



Robert M. Chasuk, MD, CFCMC

Robert M. Chasuk, MD, CFCMC serves as the medical consultant for the Hope FertilityCare Centers in Baton Rouge.

He is the Associate Director of Graduate Medical Education and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

He is also the medical director of the Wellness Center at St. James Place in Baton Rouge, a long term nursing care and skilled nursing facility.

He has practiced medicine in Baton Rouge since 1994.

A native of California, he attended medical school at the University California at San Diego. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987. He was elected to serve as chief resident in his final residency year. He then practiced at Ochsner Clinic in Algiers, Louisiana, for seven years.

Dr. Chasuk credits his wife, Patti, for his conversion to a fully pro-life practice. It was her idea to start using fertility awareness and they became teachers of fertility awareness, for the Couple to Couple League International in 1997.

Dr. Chasuk achieved certification from the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals as a Certified FertilityCare Medical Consultant in 2004. He uses NaProTECHNOLOGY, a new women’s health science that applies the Creighton Model FertilityCare System in the treatment of a variety of women’s health problems, including infertility. This restorative approach seeks to find the underlying causes of symptoms and to cooperate with the woman’s own physiology to restore health. It respects the dignity of the woman as a person and maintains the integrity of the marital act.

The Chasuks have five children and live in Baton Rouge.



Rebecca Morley, Family of the Americas Ovulation Method Instructor