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July 13, 2018
CONTACT: Maura Christopher
Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is an honor bestowed upon those midwives whose demonstrated leadership, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession. In light of the vast wealth of expertise and collective wisdom represented within the body of Fellows, the Fellowship?s mission is to serve the ACNM in a consultative and advisory capacity.
The 2018 Fellowship Induction Ceremony, held during the ACNM 63rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Savannah, Georgia, in late May, honored a record 43 new Fellows. They are as follows:
Susan Altman, CNM, DNP is the Director of the New York University Rory Meyers Midwifery Education Program. She serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), a project manager on the ACNM Publishing Committee, and as an Executive Board member of the National Perinatal Association.
Angela Anderson, CNM, DNP is in her 23rd year of clinical practice and is the Practice Director of Intermountain Nurse-Midwives. She conceptualized a Perinatal Quality Collaborative for the state of Utah during her doctoral work and is current board chair.
Jessica Anderson, CNM, DNP, WHNP is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and Director of the Center for Midwifery. She serves as the Region 6 Representative on the ACNM Board of Directors and is active on committees with the March of Dimes, ACOG, and the Colorado Health Department.
Jeanne Pichette Bair, CNM, DNP has served on the faculty at the University of Colorado and opened practices at two Denver hospitals. She also served as the Regional Clinical Coordinator for Frontier Nursing University and is currently on the Colorado Affiliate Board.
Kathleen Brown, CNM, MSN describes her professional passions as caring for women and their families, teaching in innovative ways, and caring for the underserved. Midwifery has laid the paths for her to travel globally, teach Haitian traditional birth attendants, and pioneer a midwifery practice in a Michigan hospital.
Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD is an assistant professor and the Director of the Division of Midwifery in the USF Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has served ACNM as the chair of the Basic Education Section of the Division of Education and as secretary of the Midwives of Color Committee.
Rebecca H. Burpo, CNM, DNP directs the midwifery program at Texas Tech. Career highlights include founding the premier Allen Birthing Center and holding joint clinical privileges/faculty appointments at Parkland Hospital, Parkland School of Nurse-Midwifery, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Debra Erickson-Owens, CNM, CNE, PhD has served as the chief midwifery consultant to the US Air Force (USAF) Surgeon General and as an educational program director at the USAF Midwifery Program and the University of Rhode Island. She has received numerous ACNMF Excellence in Teaching awards.
Rebecca Fay, DNP, APRN, CNM, WHNP-BC practiced full-scope midwifery for 18 years in the Boston area and established two midwifery practices within obstetric-gynecologic practices. Rebecca served on the ACNM Government Affairs Committee and currently is the Secretary for the Membership & Marketing Committee.
Heather Findletar Hines, DNP, CNM is Director of the SUNY Stony Brook Midwifery Program. In 2017, she was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator after helping the midwifery program launch its iPad Educational Initiative. In May 2017, Heather became the Co-chair of the ACNM Students and New Midwives Section.
Katharine A. Green, CNM, MS, PhD is a member of the nursing faculty at the University of Massachusetts and a practicing CNM. She currently chairs the ACNM National Government Affairs Committee, serves as a Massachusetts co-ALC, and was the original chair for ACNM?s Midwives Teaching Nurses Caucus.
Pandora T. Hardtman, CNM, DNP is a midwifery capacity consultant in the Syrian Conflict. She has 23 years of practical midwifery experience from work in the Caribbean, South East Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Working through agencies, she is a champion of midwifery education through a global human rights lens.
Carol E. Hayes, CNM, MN, MPH serves as ACNM?s liaison to the CDC?s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice and arranged for ACNM to be the first non-medical organization to endorse the CDC Adult Immunization Schedule. She was Legislative Liaison for Georgia for nine years, working tirelessly for prescriptive authority.
Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski, CNM, PhD is the Director of Midwifery Practice, Education, and Global Outreach with ACNM, and a 2016-2017 Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Fellow. Her career includes full-scope CNM practice, and involvement in multidisciplinary education, consultation, and management.
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About the American College of Nurse-Midwives 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.