The Center was founded by Nisha McKenzie PA-C and Stephen Dalm DO. It creates an environment to empower women to embrace sexuality in a manner that is comfortable and healthy for them and for their relationships. Nisha has focused her training specifically on female sexual dysfunction, sexuality counseling, and sexuality education. 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.
Board Certified Gynecologist
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.
AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor
Grand Valley State University Affiliate Clinical Faculty
Teaching Faculty University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program
Nisha has worked in both primary care and Women’s Health since 2002. Unsatisfied with the answers she was (and those she was not) able to answer to the recurring questions about sexual health, she turned her focus to female sexual health in 2011.
Erin joined the Center in 2017. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University’s Physician Assistant program, and has been practicing in the Grand Rapids area since 2012. She has worked in both primary care and psychiatry and has a special interest in female sexual medicine. Erin also has a special certification in perinatal mood disorders. She has worked with women’s behavioral health including post-partum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. Erin practices in gynecology as well as treating patients with anti-depressant induced sexual dysfunction. She has been a fantastic asset to the Center!
Certified Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant Manager
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 Nisha since 2004 and together they have enjoyed encouraging each other’s passion and expansion of knowledge in women’s health.
Certified Medical Assistant
Olivia completed her medical assistant certification in 2013. Joining the Center in 2017, she is dedicated to serving the needs of the women who trust us with their health. She brings with her a solid background from a career in family practice and is excited to continue to grow and learn within the specialty of women's health and sexual health. She would like to encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns.
Certified Medical Assistant
Danielle became a Certified Medical Assistant in 2010 and was a wonderful addition to our practice in 2016. She brings with her a wealth of experience in Occupational Health, Urgent Care, and Rheumatology and is excited to begin her career in women’s health. Whether it’s an administrative question or a medical question, she is dedicated to helping you find an answer.
Grace joined our staff as our front desk scheduler and receptionist in 2015. She has previously worked for an after-hours answering service providing triage care for several physicians and hospital systems in the greater Grand Rapids area. She is excited to be involved in the fascinating and ever evolving world of Women’s Health and greets all of our patients with compassion, understanding, and enthusiasm.
Kelly was trained through Lansing Community College and is registered with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography since 2001. She has lived in Michigan all her life and currently practices in hospitals and private practices specializing in Women's Health. She is passionate about health care for women, especially obstetrics. She enjoys working with patients and has many years of experience and knowledge to apply toward each patient she evaluates.
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.
Sara Apol, a Grand Rapids native, has spent time living and working in Ann Arbor and Los Angeles. Sara has her BA in History and received her Master's in Public Health in April of 2016, both from Grand Valley State University. Passionate about reproductive rights, she focused her MPH studies on women's health and health equity.
Heather Alberda has been a Sexuality Educator with the Ottawa County Department of Public Health for the past 15 years. She received her BA in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University and recently completed the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program. Heather received her AASECT certification as a sexuality educator in 2014. She is one of five certified sexuality educators in Michigan. Her passion for the community, youth and sexual health has taken on many facets throughout the years.
Justine is a certified sex therapist and Grand Rapids native who first became interested in the field of sexual health during graduate school at the University of Michigan. She spent 5 years as a medical social worker upon graduating with her MSW in 2010. Justine is a graduate of the University of Michigan Sexual Health Certificate Program where she spent hundreds of hours in the classroom learning about human sexuality and has conducted thousands of hours of sex therapy.