Family Tree Clinic

Meet Our Providers

Maria Kaefer, MD

photo-1Medical Director
Credentialed Specialty: Family and Community Medicine
Education, Training & Certifications: MD, Board Certified in Family Medicine

Personal Profile: Dr. Kaefer graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 2002. She subsequently worked for four years at the University of Minnesota and at a variety of community clinics in the Twin Cities and Oakland, CA. Her special interests include holistic medicine and empowering patients to take an active part in their own health and healing. She is fluent in Spanish and committed to cross-cultural care, care of the underserved, and the fight for universal health care coverage.

Jennifer M. Demma, MSN, APRN-CNM

Jennifer Demma

Clinical Practice Director
Credentialed specialty:
Certified Nurse Midwife
Education: BA, Theater Arts, University of Minnesota; BSN, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania; MSN, Midwifery, University of Pennsylvania

Personal Profile: Jennifer has been a midwife since 2000 and has worked in a variety of hospital and community-based practices in the Twin Cities. She is committed to partnering with clients to provide individualized, holistic, compassionate health care and is thrilled to be part of the amazing team at Family Tree. Jennifer has a strong interest in education and has been a faculty member at Metropolitan State University, MN State Mankato, and Georgetown University. When not working, Jennifer enjoys walking around the lakes with friends and anything related to the local arts scene.


Liesl WolfLiesl Wolf, BSN, PHN, RN

Credentialed specialty: Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse
Saint Catherine University, Saint Paul, MN: BS in Nursing, BA in Sociology

Personal Profile: A former Family Tree Clinic volunteer, Liesl is excited to be serving as Nurse Manager. Liesl is passionate about providing patient-centered care that is inclusive, accessible, and empowering. When not working, Liesl likes to go to concerts, play soccer, hang out with her two sisters, travel near and far, and explore the outdoors.

Kadie Fredell, APRN-FNP

Kadie Fredell

Credentialed specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner
BA in Social Justice & Peace Studies and BA in Economics, University of St. Thomas; Masters in Nursing, University of Minnesota; Post-Masters Certificate, Minnesota State Mankato

Personal Profile: Kadie has been a registered nurse since 2009 and a nurse practitioner since 2017.  She believes quality healthcare is a human right and is committed to caring for underserved populations.  She loves getting to know her patients and sharing her knowledge of how our bodies work so that they can make informed decisions that are best for them.  When not working, Kadie enjoys gardening, cooking and seeing live music.  She also loves anything that gets her outdoors, including camping, canoeing, and hiking with her Australian Shepard.

Kelsey Leonardsmith, MD

Kelsey Leonardsmith

Credentialed specialty: Family and Community Medicine
Education, Training & Certifications: BA, Vassar College-Environmental Studies; MD, Harvard Medical School; Board Certified in Family Medicine, Allina Health-United Family Medicine Residency Program.

Personal Profile: Dr. Kelsey first became excited about working with trans and gender-expansive youth as a medical student in Boston. She has worked at many community health centers in St. Paul and is passionate about caring for folks who are not always served well by our healthcare system. Some of her areas of interest are in caring for gender-expansive youth, getting nerdy about hormones, options for non-binary transition, pregnancy care, and sexual health. She loves being outside in all weather, believes in cultural humility, speaks Spanish, and is passionate about using her tools as a physician to work toward a more just world.