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ACNM Elections

Thank you for voting!

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's election. Our elected leaders play an important role in guiding the midwifery profession in 2015 and beyond. All terms of office will begin at the upcoming ACNM 60th Annual Meeting, when they will join currently serving members of the ACNM Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. Learn more about our newly elected officers in the upcoming Spring issue of Quickening.

2015 Election results


  • President-elect: Lisa Kane Low, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN
  • Secretary: Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN
  • Region II Representative: Mairi Breen Rothman, CNM, MSN
  • Region V Representative: Lynne Himmelreich, CNM, MPH, FACNM
  • Nominating Committee:
    Mary Barger, CNM, PhD, MPH, FACNM, and
    Tonya Nicholson, CNM, DNP, WHNP-BC


  • Vote #1: 92.2% of voting members approved the proposed bylaws revision.
  • Vote #2: 80.9% of voting members approved a proposed bylaws provision to impose a limit of every 5 years on how often an amendment to change the name of the name of ACNM can be brought to the membership.

While voting members approved both of these proposals by a sizable majority, only 18.05% of active members submitted valid ballots, falling short of the 20% quorum required to amend the bylaws (Article XVII, Section B of the current bylaws).* As a result, these proposed amendments will be brought unchanged to the membership for a vote at the Business Meeting held at the 60th Annual Meeting. To pass at the business meeting, they must be approved by a 2/3 affirmative vote of the voting members present at the Business Meeting. Specific notice of this vote will be provided to ACNM members no later than 60 days prior to the Business Meeting.

*Please note that this is quorum is only for bylaw amendments and that all candidate elections are valid and final.

All 2015 candidates for ACNM office

Your votes have been tallied! Thank you to all of our candidates for their willingness to serve ACNM in these roles, and to the 2015 Nominating Committee for their work to create this year's ballot!

Candidates for President-elect

Listen to Cecilia's audio interview

Listen to Lisa's audio interview

Candidates for Secretary

Maura Larkin, CNM, LM, MSN
Listen to Maura's audio interview

Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN - ELECTED
Listen to Stepahnie's audio interview

Candidates for Region II Representative

Carolyn Gegor, CNM, MS, FACNM
Listen to Carolyn's audio interview

Mairi Breen Rothman, CNM, MSN - ELECTED
Listen to Mairi's audio interview

Candidates for Region V Representative

Cara Busenhart, CNM, PhD, APRN
Listen to Cara's audio interview

Lynne Himmelreich, CNM, MPH, FACNM - ELECTED
Listen to Lynne's audio interview

Nominating Committee Candidates

Voting ACNM members elect 2 members of the Nominating Committee, which helps shape the future of ACNM by selecting candidates for ACNM Board of Directors office. The 2 elected candidates will serve 3-year terms. Check out this helpful FAQ about the Nominating Committee and the elections process.

Kathleen Dermady, CNM, MS, DNP
Shawna King, CM
Tonya Nicholson, CNM, DNP, WHNP-BC - ELECTED

Sound off: Vote on Bylaws revisions

The ACNM Bylaws are the rules that govern how we run our organization. They are reviewed every 5 years -- the last review brought ACNM both the affiliate structure and the President-elect position on the Board of Directors. The Bylaws Committee worked diligently to prepare this revision to present to the membership; the review process included gathering feedback from ACNM leadership, staff, legal, and all members of ACNM.

In conjunction with the election in 2015, ACNM members were asked to vote for approval of a revised bylaws document. Read more about the process and see the full proposed documents on the ACNM Bylaws page.


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