Meet Certified OBGYN Doctors in Des Moines, IA


Barney Munro






Barney Munro, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

As a Des Moines native, Dr. Barney Munro has been practicing obstetrics/gynecology in Des Moines since 1992. After attending Creighton University for his undergraduate degree, Dr. Munro graduated from Creighton Medical School. He later did his general surgery residency at the VA Hospital in Des Moines, and his Obstetrical/Gynecological residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago. He is currently an associate professor for the DMU Osteopathic School in Des Moines. He has privileges at Mercy Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Munro enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, coaching, and raising grapes. He lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Peggy, and their four children.



Shannon Bennett, MSN ARNP

Shannon is a native of West Des Moines,  she completed her BS at Simpson College in Indianola in 1999. Shannon received her RN from Mercy College, followed by BSN and MSN from Graceland University, Independence, MO. She became certified through AANP as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practicing in Internal Medicine, I am thrilled to return to Women’s Health where my passion started as a floor nurse in 2009 in Labor and Delivery.

Shannon currently lives in West Des Moines with her spouse Ryan and her three children. Ryan and Shannon are expecting a new addition later this fall.  Shannon also lives with a very spoiled Maltepoo. She enjoys hockey, traveling, working outdoors, and reading.




Stephanie Alcorn, CNM ARNP

Stephanie is an CNM and has been with Central Iowa OB/GYN Specialists since 2007. Stephanie recently completed her training as a CNM at The University of Cincinnati and will begin offering limited midwife services and deliveries. She was born in Wisconsin and has lived in Des Moines since 1990. After graduating from Dowling Catholic High School, she received her Registered Nurse (RN) Degree from Mercy College of Health Science in 2003. Stephanie completed her degree in Nursing (BSN) from Grand View College in 2006 and became certified (RNC) in Maternal-Newborn Nursing in 2011.  She worked as a staff nurse in OB at Mercy prior to working with our OBGYN doctors in Des Moines, IA. Stephanie and her husband, Steve, have two small boys delivered by Dr. Munro in 2010 and 2012. Stephanie and her family currently reside in Grimes, IA.


Christine is the office manager and has worked for Central Iowa OB/GYN since 1997. She has also worked in the medical field for over 28 years. Christine received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Kansas. As expected, she is a huge Jayhawks fan! Christine has lived in Des Moines for the past 25 years with her husband Mark and their three children. Dr. Munro delivered her youngest child in 1997. She also has a variety of spoiled pets! Christine loves to volunteer, read, bake, and watch soccer. She loves being part of the team at Central Iowa OB/GYN Specialists.

Lacinda obtained her diploma from the Mercy School of Nursing in 1992. She worked several years on the medical/surgical floor at Mercy Hospital. She began work in the operating room in 1995. Lacinda joined Central Iowa OB/GYN Specialists in January 2003. She obtained her RN First Assistant certificate from Perioperative Associates in Phoenix, AZ in 2003. In 2010, Lacinda obtained her bachelor degree from Upper Iowa University. She currently assists with office nursing as well as surgical procedures and C-sections. Lacinda currently lives in Beaverdale with her family.

Originally from West Des Moines, Ashleigh works as a billing and claims specialist. She also helps cover the front desk and enjoys working with patients and helping them with their billing and insurance issues. She joined the staff in 2013 shortly after Dr. Munro delivered her son. Ashleigh is currently working on renovating her home in Des Moines with her son, Oaklee, and his father.

Chauncee has been a part of the staff at Central Iowa OB/GYN since 2013. She is a CMA who enjoys working with our patients and learning along with the other staff. She is originally from Pleasantville, IA and is currently living in Des Moines. Outside of work, Chauncee and her husband, Jimmy, are recent new homeowners and are preparing for the birth of their first child.

Shannon P.

Shannon joined the staff in May of 2015. Shannon is a CMA AAMA who graduated from the Medical Assistant program at DMACC in 2007. Shannon has a background in Dermatology and is fluent in American Sign Language and Spanish. She enjoys working along side the patients both as a CMA and at the front desk. Shannon lives in West Des Moines with her husband and their children. 

Our sonographer Alicia is registered through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and The Fetal Medicine Foundation. She is from Cambridge, Iowa. Alicia received her training at Mercy College of Health Science and also a BS from Iowa State University. She joined the team at Central Iowa OB/GYN Specialists in 2014. Alicia and her husband, Tony, live in Grimes where they are actively raising four young children and two dogs.