As a dual certified nurse midwife and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Jacob has extensive experience in managing psychiatric disorders and substance abuse in pregnancy. His philosophy of care focuses on three key values: evidence-based practice, patient autonomy and individualized care. Prior to joining the team at St. Vincent, Jacob served 25 years with the U.S. Navy as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and in labor/delivery, trauma and the paramedic unit. Jacob is married with seven children. He enjoys cycling, camping and all things outdoors.