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Hometown Heroes

The past, present, and future of midwifery comes from the trenches.

ACNM is home to thousands of midwives. In honor of our 60th anniversary, we're excited to spend the year celebrating our members, highlighting one midwife extraordinaire from each ACNM affiliate.

Every community has stories from midwives who started the first practices in the area, who know how midwifery began in their hometowns and states. Every community has scores of midwives who tirelessly pushed the profession forward through the last 60 years of lean times and golden days. Every community has rising stars who are set to advance midwifery in ways we can't even imagine yet. We've set out to identify these people with the help of all 53 of ACNM's affiliates, whom we challenged to nominate and submit their own hometown heroes for publication in Quickening.

Join us as we share stories and celebrate local legends! Look for more heroes from other affiliates coming soon. If your affiliate has not yet submitted its hero, send an e-mail to Barbra Elenbaas at [email protected] for more information.



From the ARIZONA affiliate


Mariann Shinoskie, CNM, was born in Bremerhaven, Germany,
and grew up in Ohio. In 1971, she graduated from St. Elizabeth Medical Center
in Dayton and worked for several years as an RN on the Navajo Reservation in
northern Arizona. In 1978 she received her midwifery degree and was recruited
to Tucson's El Rio Midwifery service.


Mariann co-founded Arizona's first freestanding birth center in
1982. Thirty years later, the Birth and Women 's Health Center in Tucson has
served over 10,000 women and is a nationally recognized model of innovative
maternity care. She is remembered lovingly by hundreds of women whose babies
she ushered into the world. The Birth Center is now part of El Rio Health
Center, a lovely circle of completion.


In 1991, Mariann was the student-choice commencement speaker at
the University of Arizona's College of Law, where she received her JD degree.
She practiced law at Chandler, Tuller, Udall, and Redhair, and later at the
University of Arizona Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. She continued
her dedication to women's health by serving as the attorney on the Board of
Directors of the National Association of Childbearing Centers.


Mariann's remarkable wit, intelligence, competency and compassion
served her well in her career choices of midwifery and law. She will long be
remembered for her ability to articulate (and argue) her point of view, and to
laugh at herself and the absurdities of life.
Mariann faced her diagnosis of Alzheimer's with grace, strength, and,
yes - even humor. She passed away at her home in Tucson in
2012.


From the CONNECTICUT affiliate


The Fair Haven Community Health Center midwives deserve
recognition for their outstanding work and shared vision. Kate Mitcheom, Ellen Wormser, Melissa Lonergan,
and Priscilla Jencks have each been practicing with the clinic for over 17
years. Katie Hazel, Enabah Laracuente, and Oni Muhammad have come to the
practice within the last few years, and they all share a deep commitment to
community health and the historically underserved population that comprises
their patient panel.


As a community health practice, they are unusual in that they
provide complete continuity of care, following their patients from positive
pregnancy test to moment of birth, and then provide them with postpartum care
and birth control options after the baby is born. This model is one which they
have worked hard to maintain.


There is a warmth and depth to the client-provider relationships
at this practice, in part because many of the clients have been getting health
care at Fair Haven for their whole lives. Ellen Wormser recently attended the
birth of a baby whose parents had both been caught by Ellen when they were born
over 2 decades ago. That kind of long-standing relationship with one's patients
cannot be accounted for by a CPT billing code.


The midwives are dedicated to precepting midwifery students as an
integral part of their service to the community and the profession. They are
encouraging, present, and dedicated to creating a safe learning environment,
while holding their students to high standards and pushing them to become
efficient, knowledgeable, and clinically astute practitioners. They are
outstanding role models, and between the 7 of them, have over a century of
experience and midwifery wisdom to impart to their students.


From the GEORGIA affiliate


Judy Fielder, CNM, started her career as a women's health nurse practitioner before
receiving her midwifery degree from Emory University. She has been caring for
women at Northside Women's
Specialists in Atlanta since 1986 where she is one of the 2 pioneering midwives. She has advocated for
women and their babies at her practice, at the state level, and as an ACNM
regional leader.


During her career, she has touched many families as a childbirth
educator as well as breastfeeding coach. Most recently she has been
instrumental in coordinating "Contemporary
Strategies for Optimizing Birth," a program to educate the Northside Hospital
labor and delivery nurses on non-pharmacological labor support. Likewise, as an
Emory University Adjunct faculty member, she has helped train and mentor dozens
of new midwives.


In addition to being dedicated to caring for childbearing women
and supporting better birth options, Judy is a NAMS certified menopause
specialist. She continues to work full-time seeing women of all ages including
mothers and daughters, providing them with phenomenal care.


From the MASSACHUSETTES affiliate


It is an honor and privilege to recognize Jo-Anna L. Rorie, CNM, for the Massachusetts Affiliate. Jo-Anna's
extensive background in midwifery, public health, diversity workforce
development, and social justice advocacy and her many well-known leadership
roles at the local, regional and national levels make her uniquely qualified
for this honor.


While there are scores of examples supporting Jo-Anna's
extraordinary contributions, there is one at its core. In the late 1980s, Massachusetts
faced an infant mortality crisis, especially in the Boston neighborhoods of
North Dorchester, Mattapan, and Roxbury.
An extensive needs assessment led to a city-wide maternal and child
health (MCH) agenda. Jo-Anna's fingerprints were all over that agenda, as well
as the subsequent recommendations calling for community-based perinatal
initiatives that would utilize midwifery services as a critical element of care
for underserved communities. And it was Jo-Anna who was the featured midwife in
a provocative and pivotal Boston Globe series that highlighted the "Death Zones
of Boston" - bringing the devastating statistics about racial and ethnic
disparities within Boston's infant mortality crisis into the light of day. It
was also Jo-Anna who called for a "Marshall Plan" for the inner city to address
the deeply rooted and vexing problems underpinning the high rates.


Taken together, these events both inspired and motivated the
development and implementation of the Boston University Nurse-Midwifery
Education Program (NMEP). In 1992, Jo-Anna became NMEP Director of Recruitment
and Retention. She was promoted to NMEP Associate Director in 1993. During this
time she was integral to the development of a culturally competent primary care
curriculum for midwifery clinical practice, the first of its kind nationwide.
She was also integral to the acceptance of the new model of care by Boston's
most vulnerable communities and most venerable medical institutions.


While scores of others were involved in the efforts to get
midwifery education and practice embedded into the fabric of Massachusetts and
Boston, without Jo-Anna's leadership, this goal would not have been realized.
Jo-Anna's passion for midwifery and her zest to be a part of the next generation
of solutions to the public health challenges has not wavered in the past 30
years. She is part of the past, the present, and the future of midwifery in
Massachusetts. She is a true pioneer!


From the MISSISSIPPI affiliate


Minta Uzodinma, CNM, was the director of the
Nurse-Midwifery Education Program at the University of Mississippi Medical
Center, a program that acted
as a springboard for many midwives and played a role in the establishment of
many practices. After the program closed in 1985, Minta continued to have a
huge influence in midwifery and nursing in Mississippi.


She served as the Director of Public Health Nursing at the
Mississippi State Department of Health and actively promoted midwives in public
health practice. She also served on the Mississippi State Board of Nursing and
was instrumental in developing legislation for practice and prescriptive
authority for advanced practice nurses. Always active in the League of Women
Voters, she vigorously promoted political involvement and action by women and
worked tirelessly to educate women about voting rights and political
decision-making.


In retirement, Minta has been a strong promoter of midwifery and
is always eager to connect with former students and colleagues. As a Fellow of
the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Minta continues to support the
development and promotion of our profession and organization. The University of
Mississippi School of Nursing continues to honor her annually by awarding the
Minta Uzodinma Community Nurse Award to the outstanding senior nursing student
who has excelled in the field of public health/community health.


Minta is an unsung hero because of the many difficulties she
overcame to promote midwifery specifically and empowerment of women generally.
It was a great sorrow when the midwifery program was closed by the University
of Mississippi, but she maintained her dignity and the dignity of the
profession throughout. She immediately moved into a position of authority in
public health and used that position to open opportunities for midwives. She is
uncommon in that she is such a strong proponent of nursing in general and was
active in the Mississippi Nurses Association, especially in lobbying and
political action to promote independent nursing practice. As an African
American woman, she overcame racial discrimination to emerge as a leader for
all nurses in Mississippi and an effective advocate for the civil rights of all
men and women. A gentle spirit, she would never seek accolades for herself or
put herself forward, and may have been overlooked for recognition in years
past. Her selection as the Mississippi affiliate representative was an easy
decision, as she is greatly beloved by all.


From the MISSOURI affiliate


The quote, "Well behaved women seldom make history," is in S. Jeanne Meurer, CNM's e-mail signature, and I would
say it sums up her life as a
midwife in Missouri. S. Jeanne has been an amazing mentor to me as well as
teacher and instructor to so many midwives.


She began the Graduate Program in Nurse-Midwifery at St. Louis
University in 1972, as well as a full-scope midwifery service. She maintained a delicate balance with the large
obstetric residency programs in St. Louis and had great challenges with the
physician community and residency programs, which tended to view midwives as
competition. She has handled all with grace, strength, and complete confidence
in midwifery.


The St. Louis region is
not known for its midwifery-friendly
stance; until recently, we had no formal midwifery services. Now, we are
beginning to grow by leaps and bounds. Our region now has a birth center
founded and operated by midwives. The in-house birth center at one of the
biggest hospitals in the area will soon add their third midwife. And we're building a faculty practice of midwives connected to a major
university. All Missouri
midwives appreciate the amazing pioneering spirit of S. Jeanne and certainly
have been encouraged by her.


S. Jeanne was awarded the Legend in Nursing 2014 by the March of
Dimes. She has been committed to teaching throughout her career, developing the
next generation of women's
health care providers. She has been a tireless advocate for advanced practice
nursing throughout the country and has touched the career of most APRNs working
in women's health. On the
national level, S. Jeanne has a long history to improve women's health. Her work with the National
Perinatal Association and ACNM is a testament of her commitment.


In retirement, S. Jeanne, along with another sister in her
religious community, The Franciscan Sisters of Mary, started A Woman's Place, a drop-in center for
women who are affected by intimate partner violence. She became an outspoken
advocate and well respected source of information about domestic violence.


By Rebekah Hassler, CNM


From the NEW JERSEY affiliate


The Garden State is extremely fortunate to have a midwife such as
Georgia Blair, CNM, in
its community. Georgia, known locally as Gee Gee, had a home birth practice in New
Jersey and currently is on the New Jersey Affiliate Committee. She participates
with the A.C.N.M. Foundation's
Midwifery Legacy Project and is active in MANA.


Gee Gee has
gotten consistent press coverage for sharing her support of expanding access to
women's health care, and
acted as a voice for the home birth midwives of our state when she addressed
the need for birth registrar education regarding the appropriate filing of home
births.


Beyond her midwifery roles, Gee Gee has served the Shrewsbury
community by riding with her local ambulance squad for over 20 years, and has
served as the ambulance squad vice president for 6 years. She has also served
as a hospice volunteer for 4 years.


Georgia has demonstrated how to accomplish much in one's lifetime by being a constant
contributor to midwifery both locally and nationally. She has done all of these
things in a very unassuming fashion while creating momentum for change and
growth within the midwifery community. When I think of Gee Gee, I recall the
quote "Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it."


By Trish DeTura, CNM

From the NEW MEXICO affiliate


Ellen Craig, CNM,
began her midwifery career in New Mexico in January 1978. During her years at
Southwest Maternity Center, the third freestanding birth center in the United
States, she birthed both her daughters there, served as executive director, and
campaigned in the state legislature for third party reimbursement and
prescriptive privileges. Upon leaving SWMC in 1984, she joined the University
of New Mexico practicing full scope midwifery. She remained there for 27 years.


Here we are in 2015, 37 years later, and Ellen continues to
have a midwifery presence in New Mexico.
She has worn many hats throughout her years here. Some will call her
Mrs. Craig, my teacher and mentor. Others will call her Ellen, my midwife.
There are those of us that call her Ellen, my friend, my midwife partner and
colleague. Many know her for her stories and her listening intention. Few will
forget her years on labor and delivery at UNM with her green scrubs, red
converse sneakers, and pastel cardigans, teaching residents and midwifery
students the art and science of midwifery.


For Ellen, midwifery encompasses caring for women throughout
their lives. She introduced the treatment of pelvic floor disorders into
midwifery. She developed a midwifery dedicated pessary clinic in the UNM division
of urogynecolgy in 2002. This clinic provides care for women choosing
non-surgical treatment for prolapse and incontinence. Since retiring from full
scope practice in 2011, she continues to work in the clinic weekly.


In addition to the work Ellen has done for New Mexico women,
she has also contributed to the midwifery community with her research and
presentations on the history of Santa Fe Catholic Maternity and the founding of
the ACNM. She continues to archive
midwifery's earliest years.


When I asked Ellen to help me summarize her midwifery life
she wrote:


"I have loved working my entire
midwifery life in New Mexico, serving wonderful, diverse, interesting women and
families and working on such amazing teams of midwives. It has been wonderful
to stay in the same community all these years and see the circles of life
intersecting on a daily basis. The opportunities for being a pioneer in certain
areas has always been an inspiration to keep on working, trying to contribute
to women's health with care and study, and passing the baton to next bright
generation of midwives."


Here's to you, Ellen.


By Alex Schott, Chair, New
Mexico Affiliate




From the NEW YORK affiliate


We honor the group of visionary midwives who founded the New
York State Association of Licensed Midwives (NYSALM)
, which was incorporated
in March 2000 and became the state's
ACNM affiliate in 2011. New York, like many states, has one major metropolitan
area, which can seem to dominate the political arena. Our founding board
realized that if we were going to be successful legislatively, we needed the
energy and participation of midwives across the state, from Buffalo in the west
to the end of Long Island in the east.


The planning board of 1999 included Stacy Brosnan, Nancy Campau, Beth Coleman, Susan Gerken, Ronnie
Levine, Jenna Smith, Andrea Sonenberg, and Helene Thompson-Scott. NYSALM has
been very successful in passing 4 bills in the state legislature with the
Midwifery Modernization Act of 2010 the most recent that removed the
requirement for a written practice agreement.


We also salute the midwives who worked for 10 years to pass the
Midwifery Practice Act in 1992. This law established midwifery as a unique and
separate profession from nursing, creating a State Board of Midwifery and
licensing midwives without requiring that they be nurses or hold an RN license.
Now NYSALM is determined to pass a bill to allow a midwife to be the
director of a birth center, so we can expand options for women throughout New
York State.


We thank all of our predecessors who worked so hard to make New
York State midwifery the profession of "with women, for a lifetime."

From the NORTH CAROLINA affiliate

Beth Korb, CNM,
was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and has lived and worked as a
midwife in Asheville for over 34years. She is a true midwifery pioneer in
North Carolina, having helped pass the state's first Midwifery Practice Act in
1983, which has led to the exponential growth of modern midwifery in North
Carolina. Beth ably led the North Carolina ACNM chapter in several capacities
including chair and vice chair and continues to be an active member of the
legislative committee.


Her advocacy efforts know no boundaries. Beth showed true
vision when she led the group to start active lobbying efforts to remove
physician supervision from the practice act. Through her efforts, the NCACNM
has been financially able to employ a lobbyist for the last 6 years and
maintain an effective advocacy effort for over 10 years.


Beth has served as a member of the Midwifery Joint Committee
at the North Carolina Board of Nursing for 6 years, all while working full time
in full-scope midwifery and teaching the essence of the midwifery model to midwifery
students, residents, nurses, medical students at Mountain Area Health Education
Center in Asheville.She has held clinical faculty appointments at Case
Western Reserve University, East Carolina University, Frontier Nursing
University, UNC Charlotte, and served as a preceptor for UNC Chapel Hill's FNP
program.


She is a tireless advocate for safe birth practitioners in
Western North Carolina having delivered over 2000 infants. Her practice earned
ACNM's benchmarking best practice award for VBAC in a mid-size practice in
2009. Her practice also attained the With Women For a Lifetime Silver
Commendation Practice Award in 2003. Beth wrote and obtained funding for the
Mountain Area Perinatal Substance Abuse Program in 1990 that served as model
program for others in the state.She is currently working with a
grassroots group to start a community birth center for Asheville.


Beth has contributed to national ACNM efforts as a reader
fortheContinuing Education Committee, the Bylaws Committee, and
Midwives-PAC. She became a charter member of the Mary Breckenridge Club
in 1995.


One of things she is most proud of is keeping her midwifery
class together, by writing and editing 3 editions of The InterLocking Stitch
for the University of Utah class of 1980. She recently attended the celebration
of the 50th anniversary of the midwifery program with 6of her classmates.

From the SOUTH CAROLINA affiliate


Tom Chappell, CNM, MSN is South Carolina's hometown hero. In
preparation to submit his name, comments from SC midwives expressing gratitude
for what he has accomplished for midwifery in our area flowed in.





Tom served in the US Air Force Nurse Corps from 1996 to 2001.
He attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham during his service, and
received his MSN in Nurse-Midwifery. Tom received multiple honors while serving
in the military, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force
Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement medal, and others.





He began a midwifery service in 2001, functioning as a solo
midwife at a practice in a small rural town called Manning, where he provided
midwifery care and precepted midwifery students. He developed his skills to
meet the needs of his community, including first assisting, Gomco circumcision,
limited obstetrical ultrasound, colposcopy, and endometrial biopsy, among
others.





Tom is and has been an active member of our affiliate since
his arrival in South Carolina. When the chapter was struggling after the Chairperson
relocated to another state, Tom quickly stepped in and assumed a leadership
role. He has held every affiliate officer role, and was instrumental in guiding
South Carolina toward affiliate status. He currently works on legislative
issues to advance full practice authority for midwives. He has also worked with
ACNM nationally, serving as a both member and chair of the ACNM Nominating Committee,
a reader for ACNM's Continuing Education Committee, and a member of the ACNM Executive
Director Search Committee.





On a community level, Tom is an advocate for and protector
of families seeking home birth and serves on the SC Midwifery Advisory Board, a
group organized to work with licensed professional midwives. On a personal
level, Tom regularly engages in faith-based trips to share his midwifery skills
with families around the world. Despite his many achievements, Tom rarely
acknowledges his accomplishments. This makes him an embodiment of midwifery,
and a hero in South Carolina!



From the TENNESSEE affiliate


Deborah Wage,
CNM
, began her FNP career working in primary care and family medicine in
the Nashville area. She completed service in the National Health Service Corps
as a clinician and then clinic director for Cayce Clinic of United Neighborhood
Health Services during the mid-1990s. During this period she also completed her
post-graduate studies in midwifery at San Jose State University. In 1997,
Deborah opened her own solo midwifery
practice and obtained privileges at both Centennial and Baptist hospitals. In
2002, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing purchased her practice and incorporated
it into the existing School of Nursing midwifery practice, and in 2004 Deborah became service director. During this period, the
practice grew and expanded to 2 locations including West End. She received the Midwife of the
Year award from OBGYN residents graduating from the School of Medicine in 2005.


One year later, Deborah moved to the School of Medicine to
develop a division of midwifery and women's health nurse practitioners in the department of OBGYN. The
success of the division has gained national recognition as a role model for the
incorporation of faculty midwives into residency education.

Deborah was awarded a 3 year grant for approximately $1 million from the
Tennessee State Governors Office to expand resident involvement in
CenteringPregnancy. She is now serving as Director of Group Prenatal Care
concentrating on research and the continued growth of the program. She is the
onsite primary investigator for the associated study "Expect With Me: a
Nationally Scalable Group Prenatal Care (GPC) Model" in conjunction with Yale
University and United Healthcare.


Deborah has been a major contributor to several policies for
Vanderbilt's labor and
delivery unit including the "no separation" policy to keep mothers and babies
together after birth, the delayed cord cutting policy and a protocol to guide
the discharge of moms and babies deemed ready to leave prior to the standard 48
hours.


She was the Tennessee Chapter Chair of the American College of
Nurse Midwives from 2001 to 2003, and has been a member of the national ACNM
Division of Standards and Practice and the Midwives in Medical Education
Caucus.


From the WASHINGTON affiliate


After having worked as an RN both in a labor and delivery
tertiary hospital setting and free standing birth center, Sally Avenson,
CNM,
completed her midwifery education at St. Louis University in 1980 and
went on to obtain her MSN in 1982. While she has worn many hats, since 1981
Sally has run a private solo practice in Seattle where she has cared for
innumerable women and their babies. She is one of the few home birth midwives
in Seattle who, because of her impeccable clinical reputation, has been
credentialed at multiple Seattle institutions to provide hospital birth to her
clients. Sally is therefore able to offer seamless care to the women she serves,
as well as the opportunity for women with twin pregnancies and VBAC to receive
midwifery care.


In addition to running her own practice for over 30 years, Sally
has been on the faculty as a lecturer for the University of Washington and has
acted as a clinical preceptor mentoring countless midwifery students in Washington
State. Sally is an expert and intuitive clinician who has devoted and organized
her life around serving women and their families.She consistently remains
current on evidence-based practices and epitomizes the term of being "with
women" and providing high-touch,
low-tech care.


For all these reasons Sally Avenson is our Washington State's Unsung Midwifery Hero!


From the WASHINGTON, DC affiliate


In 1983, thanks to the efforts of a coalition of consumers,
unions, ARNPs, and nurses, the DC City Council passed a bill which
required hospitals to grant clinical privileges to ARNPs and other non-MDs,
over the opposition of the hospital associations and medical societies. The
first midwife to test the new law was Rene Smit, CNM, a midwife from
South Africa who had recently arrived in the United States. Rene's application
for hospital privileges at Washington Hospital Center put physicians into an uproar. The OBGYN
department at the hospital held a yea or nay vote on the issue, for which 97 physicians showed up. The
nay voted won that round. This anti-midwife vote was the most attended OBGYN department meeting in Washington
Hospital Center history. Rene and her lawyer turned to the bill's original sponsor, DC councilwoman Polly
Shackelton, who applied political pressure that eventually persuaded Washington
Hospital Center to comply - and Rene got her privileges!


Rene Smit established a private practice for in-hospital births
at Washington Hospital Center, and held her privileges there for 22 years.
During her tenure, she introduced a VBAC delivery option and mentored medical
students, residents, and midwifery students at the hospital. She began the ACTG trial, the first National
Institutes of Health-sponsored HIV trial with pregnant women and newborns, and
ran it for 10 years. She also worked on the Risk Retention Act of 1986, a bill
supported by ACNM during an insurance crisis in the 1980s which would permit
ACNM to offer a "captive" insurance alternative. Rene joined ACNM's executive director to testify before the
US Congress in favor of the bill, which became law in 1986.


Born in Swaziland and raised in South Africa, Rene obtained her
psychiatric NP and midwifery degrees in South Africa. She earned her US
midwifery certificate at the Booth Maternity Program in Philadelphia. She currently works in private practice in
Maryland with Annapolis OBGYN Associates. Thanks to Rene Smit's pioneering
efforts, today midwives are established at hospitals throughout the DC area.

From the WISCONSIN affiliate

The Wisconsin Affiliate chose to highlight Karen Lups, CNM.


"Thanks! Any retrospective of my 35 years as a midwife has to
start with that word. I am ever so grateful to all the people who came before
me, the people I met along the way, and the ones yet to come. The women and
families, of course, but also the midwives, student midwives, nurses, and
physicians who get to be friends as we
work through situations from happy to sad to rolling-on-the-floor-laughing.


"Both of my grandmothers were midwives: Emma Toudouze (1891-1992) in Texas, and
Antonia Lupa (1877-1952) in Massachusetts.


"I was inspired by the natural childbirth movement of the
1960s and 70s, including Ina May Gaskin and Spiritual
Midwifery
and my Wisconsinite friend, Ginnie Priest, who had a home birth
practice. At the University of Minnesota from 1978 to 1980, I learned
non-interventive philosophy and techniques with my 8 fellow students and
professors, including Kathleen Dineen, Irene Matousek, Karin Hengslaben, and
Sharon Rising.


"After an experience-rich midwifery internship at the LA
county Women's Hospital, I returned to Wisconsin. My first job was at Family
Hospital, a leader in home-like hospital births directed by Jean Downie. Later
I worked with Cheri Jaeger at Shafi Medical Center, Teen Pregnancy Service and,
finally, 26 years at Sixteenth Street Community Health Center. Always a
supporter of home birth practice and midwives, I served on the first MANA board
from 1982-84 and got to meet midwives from all over North America.


"My current practice at Sixteenth Street Community Health
Center is the best ever! Partners Shauna Leinbach, Ann Krigbaum, Alex Alberda,
Lisa Espinosa, Barb Torres, Kate Brethauer, Ann Ledbetter, and Tracy Herrmann
continue to stimulate change in our hospital and provide excellent care to our
clients. We also support each other
through the inevitable life events and laugh often.


"Happy 60th Anniversary, ACNM!"