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The American College of Nurse-Midwives Presents Awards to Beacons of Midwifery Community


For Immediate Release
June 6, 2013
Contact: Damaris Hay
Office: (240) 485-1856
E-mail: [email protected]
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Nashville, TN Midwives and other health care clinicians were honored with awards in various categories during the past week at the American College of Nurse-Midwives 58th Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

The 2013 award winners include:

Louis M. Hellman Midwifery Partnership Award

Paul Kastell, MD

This joint award is given by the A.C.N.M. Foundation, the Midwifery Business Network, and ACNM.
Dr. Hellman was a respected and well-known physician pioneer in the development of midwifery practice in the United States. The intention of this award is to present a national award of recognition to a physician who has been a champion/supporter of midwifery practice. 

Public Policy Award

Heather Bradford, CNM, ARNP, FACNM

Kim Dau, CNM

This award recognizes legislative, regulatory, or health policy efforts that furthered the profession of midwifery or have had a significant impact on the practice of midwifery either nationally or locally.

Distinguished Service Award

Julie Gorwoda, CNM

Colleen Conway-Welch, CNM, PhD, FAAN, FACNM

Janet Engstrom, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD

Alice Bailes, CNM, FACNM

This award recognizes a CNM/CM or other professional for an unusual and exemplary effort in the field of community service, innovation in midwifery practice, education, or research.

A.C.N.M. Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards

Marie-Annette Brown, PhD, ARNP, FAAN

Erin Brown, CNM, MSN, CDE

Verna Raynor, CNM, PhD

Jenna Shaw-Battista, CNM, PhD

Kirby Adlam, CNM, MS

Katie Ward, WHNP, DNP, ANP

Blake Rainie, CNM, MS

Anne Cockerham, CNM

Lisa Hanson, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Maria Corsaro, CNM, MS, MPH

Mamie Guidera, CNM, MSN

Tonia Moore-Davis, CNM, MSN

Outstanding Preceptor Award

Susan Hodgson, CNM

Melanie Dossey, CNM

Lauren Abrams, CNM

Anne Sigouin, CNM

Margaret Montgomery, CNM

Crystal Murphy, CNM

Robin Bigby, CNM

Jacqueline Greenfield, CNM

Erin McMahon, CNM

Verna Raynor, CNM, PhD

Jodi Wagner,CNM, MSN, APNP

Lindsay Kragle Griffith, CNM

Audrey Groff, CNM

Rita O`Reilly, CNM

Susan Greene, CNM

Karen McConnell, CNM

Basic Midwifery Student Scholarship

Sarah Quirk, SNM

The Edith B. Wonnell Scholarship

Crystal Stewart, SNM

Midwives of Color-Watson Basic Midwifery Scholarship

Lakieta Edwards, SNM

Adrienne Crawford, SNM, MPH

Tia Thompson, SNM

OnGoing Group 20th Century Student Interview awards

First place: Sage Bearman, SNM

Second place: Toni Nicole King, SNM, RN

Third place: Sally Manion, SNM, Sarah Weinstein

Honorable Mention: Liza Capodilupo, SNM, Kathleen Danhausen, SNM, Jaime Fox, SNM, Hannah Haigler, CNM, ND, WHNP, Leah Miller, Danielle Wiesner, SNM

Varney Participant Award

Bronwyn Fleming-Jones, SNM

AlexAnn Westlake, SNM

W. Newton Long Award

Erin Wright, CNM

Jeanne Raisler Award

Heather Sevcik, CNM

Sandy Woods Scholarship for Doctoral Study

Olga Lazala, CNM

Media Award

PBS Call the Midwife series

Organizational Partner

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Book of the Year

1) Sunday Morning, Shamwana: A Midwife's Letters from the Field

Linda Orsi Robinson, CNM

2) Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach

Henci Goer and Amy Romano, CNM, MSN

ACNM Video Contest Winner

Publicity Committee of the Washington State ACNM Affiliate


To learn more about ACNM and the award winners, please contact Damaris Hay, ACNM

Media Relations Specialist at (240) 485-1856 or via e-mail at [email protected].

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. With roots dating to 1929, ACNM sets the standard for excellence in midwifery education and practice in the United States and strengthens the capacity of midwives in developing countries. Our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM reviews research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, and works with organizations, state and federal agencies, and members of Congress to advance the well-being of women and infants through the practice of midwifery. More information about ACNM can be found at

8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1550, Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374 Phone: (240) 485-1800 Fax: (240) 485-1818


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