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2017 Candidate for President Elect - Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM

Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM
Present Position: Director, Midwifery Program, Marquette University College of Nursing
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ACNM Activities:

2015-16 Chair, College of Nursing, Dean Search Committee
2015: ACNM Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
2013: Guest Editor Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing
2007: Inducted into Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives
1985: Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, International-Delta Gamma Honor Society
2012-present: American College of Nurse-Midwives Division of Research, Chair
2003-07: ACNM-Wisconsin Chapter, Chair
1998-00: Sigma Theta Tau International, Delta Gamma Chapter, Treasurer

Candidate Statement Related to Office:
I see a bright future for midwifery and the ACNM; it inspires me to offer my services. I am passionate about midwifery practice, education, and research and have been active in all three areas throughout my career. I have learned that leadership in midwifery is essential for meaningful change. As chair of the ACNM Division of Research I have been able to foster change that has benefited our members, including revising the research agenda, developing a strategic plan for research, and developing the new survey section. 

I have an interest in and aptitude for leadership and naturally find myself stepping into leadership roles. I am a quick study, a clear and direct communicator, and work at an efficient pace to meet deadlines. Challenges energize me.  I am a naturally optimistic person who tries to see the best in people. I believe listening carefully to diverse ideas, opinions, and values is the very essence of creating an inclusive professional organization. All people, including our members, want to be valued and heard. I believe following appropriate processes is important, however, it is essential to maintain an orientation towards desired outcomes.

I am committed to concrete efforts to address diversity and inclusion. For example, I am a designated diversity advocate on campus. I chaired the Marquette University campus wide committee, which successfully achieved health benefits for domestic partners of LGBT faculty and staff.

I seek to promote all aspects of midwifery. I strongly endorse ACNM’s continued efforts toward achieving full practice authority and increasing the number and diversity of midwifery graduates and members. I believe I am well prepared to move the agenda of our profession forward to achieve positive outcomes. If elected, I will strive to take risks, seek truth, and listen carefully.


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