The Center was founded to create an environment to empower women to embrace sexuality in a manner that is comfortable and healthy for them and for their relationships. Dr. Dalm is a board certified gynecologist and surgeon also focusing on female sexual health and its relation to overall health. Together this team is able to provide the most comprehensive approach to the treatment of female sexuality.
Our mission is to give women a voice. We will achieve this by offering empathic, non-judgmental, evidence based healthcare with honesty and integrity. We will culture an environment that embodies health, wellness, and pleasure as basic human rights. In this, we are committed to ensuring that patients feel respected and comfortable, and that employees feel valued and encouraged.
Meet the Team
Stephen Dalm DO
Dr. Dalm has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in West Michigan since 1988. He is a board certified OB/GYN and clinical professor of medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His focus has been on minimally invasive surgery for pelvic pain and endometriosis. He has dedicated his career to Women’s Health and further education for new medical providers in general women’s health as well as sexual medicine.
Laura Ford, PhD, RN, CNP
Dr. Laura joined our staff as the new Director for the Center for Women‘s Sexual Health. She is a Nurse Practitioner with expertise in Women’s Health, Primary Care, Endocrine Disorders, Menopause and Sexual Medicine. She comes to us with a teaching background at Western Michigan University’s Interdisciplinary Health Studies. She has a passion for the provision of relationship centered health care, and with her teaching background and experience she is able to provide advanced practice nursing care and mentorship to her patients.
Sarah Sharp MSN, RN, WHNP-BC
Sara has been practicing medicine for over 13 years with a passion for women‘s health care. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Valley State University in 2005 and after working in the women’s health field for several years she decided to further her education by obtaining her Master‘s of Science in Nursing / Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in 2012. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team to continue to provide comprehensive care for women of all ages.
Amber Lukaart CMA
Amber has been working in Women’s Health as a Certified Medical Assistant since 2004. She is passionate about health care for women, especially obstetrics and caring for women after cancer. She has worked side by side with Dr. Dalm since 2004 and together they have enjoyed encouraging each other’s passion and expansion of knowledge in women’s health.
Karen Stauffer RDSM
Karen was trained through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduating in 1982. She has lived in Michigan and specialized in Women’s Health since 1998. Practicing in hospitals, private practices, and the mobile industry has provided her with a wealth of experience and knowledge which she applies to each patient she sees on a daily basis.
Amy Bragagnini R.D.
Amy graduated in 2005 from Central Michigan University with a Master’s Degree of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her credentials as a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition in 2008, and has continued to practice in oncology for 16 years. In 2016, Amy obtained a new position at the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) and relocated to Connecticut. She worked there for 2 ½ years evolving her knowledge and exposure to a diverse diagnosis and patient population. When her previous position became available again at Mercy Health—Lacks Cancer Center, she was able to return home and offer an expanded practice and fresh perspective to colleagues and patients she loved so much. Amy is excited to contribute unique insights and integrate the view of nutrition to the comprehensive team at The Center for Woman’s Sexual Health.