Nurse Practitioners

Susan Saunders, CNP

Susan Saunders, Certified NP

Susan is an informed and compassionate care giver who was involved in the founding of Comprehensive Women’s Care in 2005. She has been practicing medicine with Dr. Uma Ananth for over 10 years.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University and received her Certification in Women’s Health from Indiana Women’s Health Services through Ball State. Susan is certified in in-patient obstetrical care and has served Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus as a nurse for 30 years, 27 of which have been as a labor and delivery nurse.  She is also an instructor for new RNs in high risk OB care, with a focus on pregnancy-induced hypertension.


Jennifer Cartmel, CNP

Jennifer Cartmel, CNP

Jennifer has been working in women’s health since 1990, and received her Masters degree from The Ohio State University College of Nursing through the graduate entry program in 2008, and is board certified in women’s health. She also has a B.A. in Speech Communications from Wheaton College (Illinois). Life experience and serving a broad spectrum of women and their families from many cultural backgrounds over the years has made her uniquely qualified to provide not only evidence-based solutions to obstetric and gynecologic issues, but also intuitive and tailor-made solutions for every individual. She has worked as a nurse, a childbirth educator, and doula in clinics and private practice, and as a nurse practitioner in a hospital clinic and in federally qualified health centers, providing a broad scope of services in under-served areas of Columbus: prenatal care, birth control, colposcopy, and all things gynecologic. She loves all of it.

She is adjunct faculty at The Ohio State College of Nursing and precepts women’s health and nurse midwifery students. She is a rower and you can often find her in her single or out with her “crew” on the Scioto River, but it’s usually before sunrise. She is happily married and has a beautiful and bright daughter.