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Leaders in Midwifery Community Recognized at ACNM’s 61st Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM

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May 31, 2016

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LEADERS IN MIDWIFERY COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED AT ACNM'S 61ST ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITION IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM





American
College of Nurse-Midwives Honors Leaders of Midwifery Community








Silver Spring,
MD
 - Midwives and other health care clinicians
were honored with awards in various categories on May 26, 2016 at the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) 60th Annual
Meeting & Exhibition
. Award
winners are chosen by ACNM and by the A.C.N.M. Foundation.





The 2016 Award Winners are:


Hattie
Hemschemeyer Award



The Hattie
Hemschemeyer Award, named in honor of ACNM'
s first president and a pioneer of the profession, is
ACNM'
s most
prestigious award and is given annually to an ACNM member who has been
certified for at least 10 years and has made continuous outstanding and/or
historically significant contributions to midwifery, ACNM, and/or maternal
child health.



Recipient:


Holly Powell
Kennedy






Kitty Ernst Award


The Kitty
Ernst Award, affectionately known as the "
Young Whippersnapper Award," is named after the College's fourth and youngest president, and one of its most
dynamic living legends. The Kitty Ernst Award was established in 1998 to honor
an ACNM member who has been certified for less than 10 years and has
demonstrated innovative, creative endeavors in clinical practice, education,
administration, or research relating to midwifery and women'
s health.


Recipient:


Maj Elizabeth Nutter





Distinguished
Service Award



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.



Recipients:


Maude Callen


Jan Krebs


Denise McLauglin


Martha Rode





Outstanding
Preceptor Award



Recipients:


Robin Aftuck, CNM


Amanda St. Aubin, CNM


Beth Bary, CNM


Michelle Chiafulio, CM


Marcia Ensminger, CNM


Janet Fedullo, CNM


Claudia Gerard, CNM


Rachel Graber, CNM


Andrea Hiles, CNM


Lucia Jenkusky, CNM


Ann Konkoly, CNM


Debra Lowrance, CNM


Pamela Madden, CNM


Deena Mallareddy, CNM


Sukdai Mangru, CNM


Lisa Modell, CNM


Maggie Pastarr, CNM


Caroline Paster, CM


Jaime Pickering, CNM


Carleen Poellinger, CNM


Lynn Rife, CNM


Kate Robinson, CNM


Janine Sayles, CNM


Lori Sherman, CNM


Michelle Telfer, CNM


Cathy Vaux, CNM


Stacy Wilson, CNM







Excellence in
Teaching Award



Recipients:


Sukey Krause, CNM


Debora Dole, CNM


Juliana Van Olfen-Fehr, CNM


BArbara J. Reale, CNM


Kate Woeber, CNM


Tonia Moore-Davis, CNM


L.Kim Baraona, CNM


Liz Niederegger, CNM


Elizabeth Gabzdyl, CNM


Kate Harrod, CNM


Barbara Overman, CNM


Christina Elmore, CNM


Jenna Shaw-Battista, CNM



Fellow Award


Recipients:


Megan Arbour,
CNM, MS, PhD


Rebeca
Barroso, CNM, PhD, DNP


Kathryn Carr,
CNM, MSN


Andrea
Christianson, CNM, MS


Jenifer O.
Fahey, CNM, MSN, MSPH


Sharon L.
Holley, CNM, DNP


Maria
Christina Johnson, CNM, MS


Ira
Kantrowitz-Gordon, CNM, PhD


Linda Locke,
CNM, MPH, LSW


Patricia O.
Loftman, CNM, LM, MS


Denise
McLaughlin, CNM, MPH


Gretchen
Mettler, CNM, PhD


Tonia L.
Moore-Davis, CNM, PhD(c)


Robin
Neumeier, CNM, MSN


Tonya
Nicholson, CNM, DNP, WHNP-BC


Angelita
Nixon, CNM, MSN, APRN


Julie Paul,
CNM, DNP


Jenna
Shaw-Battista, CNM, PhD, NP


Letitia
Sullivan, CNM, MS


Barbara A.
Winningham, CNM, WHNP-BC, DNP





Public Policy
Award



Recipient:


Angy Nixon





Media Award


Recipient:


Christy
Turlington Burns





Best Book of
the Year Award



Recipients:


A History of Midwifery in the United States:
The Midwife Said Fear Not



Helen
Varney Burst



Joyce E. Thompson





Exemplary Affiliate Award


Recipients:


Alabama State Affiliate of ACNM


Maine State Affiliate of ACNM


New Mexico State Affiliate of ACNM


Ohio State Affiliate of ACNM


Virginia State Affiliate of ACNM


Wisconsin State Affiliate of ACNM


Uniformed Services State Affiliate of ACNM





2016 Awards and
Scholarships - The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc.






Dorothea M.
Lang Pioneer Award



This award honors midwifery's "unsung heroes" who have demonstrated
pioneering vision and innovative leadership. Award winners are exceptional CNMs
or CMs who are members of ACNM, have been certified for at least 10 years, and
have not previously received the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award. The Lang Award is
aptly named for Dorothea M. Lang, CNM, MPH, FACNM - past-president of ACNM and
the A.C.N.M. Foundation, whose visionary leadership has advanced the profession
of midwifery in countless ways.


Recipients:


Susan A. DeJoy, CNM, MSN, PhD, FACNM


Carol A.L. Howe, CNM, DNSc, FACNM, FAAN


Kay D. Sedler, CNM-ret, MN, FACNM





Bonnie Westenberg Pedersen
International Midwife Award:



Given in memory of Bonnie Pedersen CNM to enable an outstanding
international midwife to attend the ACNM Annual Meeting as our honored
guest.This award recognizes the exemplary leadership of the awardee in
advancing maternal and child health and midwifery, thereby assuring safe births
for mothers and babies in their home country.



Recipient:


Bupe
Mwamba, Nurse and Midwife, Zambia






Therese Dondero Memorial Lecture


Recipient:


Mary Ellen
Stanton, CNM, MSN, FACNM






Louis M. Hellman Midwifery Partnership Award


Recipient:


John W.
Larsen, Jr. MD, George Washington University






A.C.N.M. Foundation Graduate Education
Fellowship



Recipient:


Carrie E.
Neerland, MS, APRN, CNM, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota, School of
Nursing





W. Newton Long Award


Recipient:


Martha
Goedert, CNM, FNP, PhD, FACNM






Basic Midwifery
Scholarships



Recipients:


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Health Care
Scholarship



Stephanie
Estes, SNM (Johns Hopkins University/Shenandoah University)






Midwives of Color-Watson Scholarship


Stacie
Walker, SNM (Shenandoah University)



Ebony
Simpson, SNM (Frontier Nursing University)



Essence
Williams, SNM (Frontier Nursing University)






The Edith B. Wonnell CNM Scholarship


Jennifer
Neczypor, SNM (Vanderbilt University)






A.C.N.M. Foundation Memorial Scholarship


Cynthia Stoffel, SNM
(University of Illinois at Chicago)






Christine Nuger CNM Memorial Scholarship


Allison Lawrence, SNM
(Yale University)






Varney Participant Award


Recipients:


Stephanie
Estes, SNM (Johns Hopkins / Shenandoah
University)



Leah
Rashidyan, SNM (San Diego State University)






Carrington-Hsia-Nieves Doctoral
Scholarship for Midwives of Color



Karline Wilson-Mitchell, CNM, RM, MSN,DNP (Frontier Nursing University)





Midwifery Legacies Project 20th Century Student
Interview Awards



Recipients:


1st Place: Caroline Reid, SNM (Vanderbilt
University)



2nd Place: Rose Fisher, SNM (Frontier Nursing
University)



3rd
Place: Jennifer Neczypor, SNM
(Vanderbilt University)



Honorable
Mention:



Sharon Bates King (Vanderbilt University)


Emilee Head Lazo (Vanderbilt University)


Rebecca Soderlind Rice (Vanderbilt University)





A.C.N.M. Foundation Staff Appreciation Award


Recipient:


Salvador Chairez


Ray Allen


Kiev Martin





Foundation Leadership Development Award:


Thacher Fellowships (late 2015) **


Recipients:


Colleen Brezine, CNM, MSN


Beth N. Carlson, CNM, MSN


Adelicia Graham, CNM, FNPc, MSN


Thanh-Xuan Le, CNM, WHNP, MSN


Sheri Matteo, CNM, MSN


Patricia Scane, CNM, MS





Thacher Community Grants *


Recipients:


Karla Benzyl, MD
(Fall, 2015)



Martine
Jean-Baptiste, CNM (Fall, 2015)



Nancy Comello, CNM
(Spring, 2016)



Susan Kamin, CNM
(Spring, 2016)






* Supported by the Frances T. Thacher Midwifery
Leadership Endowment



** Supported by the Frances T. Thacher Midwifery
Leadership Endowment with matching funds from the Midwifery Business Network
(MBN).






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For more information, please contact
Ashley West, ACNM media relations & social media specialist 240-485-1856
or via email 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. ACNM promotes excellence
in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to
1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan,
with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and
reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes
continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and
creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to
increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.





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