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Business Committee

Welcome to the Business Committee. Here are some helpful facts and resources for members who want to know more about The Business of Midwifery.

What is the responsibility of the ACNM Business Section?

According to the Division of the Advancement of Midwifery (DAM), the Business Section?s:

Role: To provide clinical expertise and advice to the college related to business issues that impact midwifery


  • Maintain and update information materials in written format and on business section webpage addressing the business needs of CNMs/CMs in clinical practice.
  • Provide expertise and representation to the planning group for Midwifery Works! And business track for annual meeting
  • Provide expertise to the ACNM list serve on CNM/CM business issues, questions, and concerns.
  • Coordinate with MBN Caucus to provide a professional network and forum for members who have interests and/or needs related to the business aspects of clinical practice.
  • Monitor ongoing matters related to the CNM/CM reimbursement cycle; provide membership education on same.
  • Serve or identify individuals who can provide business expertise on selected business topics on behalf of the ACNM.
  • Support ACNM staff in responding to member inquiries about business matters
  • Follow the Business list-serve,
  • Review and revise "Getting Paid" handbook as needed

Strategic Priority Addressed:

Domain Supporting our Members:

7. Professional development resources, through e-learning and peer networking forums, for every career stage, and with a special focus on inter-professional collaboration

What is the difference between the ACNM Business Section and the Midwifery Business Network (MBN) Caucus?

The MBN Caucus developed out of the roots of the Services Director?s Network, founded in the mid-80?s which became the Midwifery Business Network in 2010. 2015 was the Inaugural year of the MBN Caucus. MBN Caucus Board Members are responsible for planning networking events at the ACNM Annual Meeting in the spring/summer and at Midwifery Work! each fall. Members of the MBN Board of Directors have a clearly defined bylaws document which can be found on the MBN Caucus website (soon to be published).

Following is a graphic representation of the ACNM Business Section and the MBN Caucus:

Who are the ACNM Business Section Members?

As of 7/24/18 the Business Section Members are:

Christie Bryant: Business Committee Chair
Barbara Hughes
Barbara Wax
Chris Kocis
Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski: ACNM Staff Liaison
Heather Shannon
Jennifer Orcutt
Jessica Anderson: BOD Liaison
Kathryn Kravetz Carr
Kathy Higgins
Lonnie Morris
Margaret Holcolmb
Nancy Sandrock
Pamela Koch
Paulette Schalck
Shannon Maaske
Sharon Holley
Sheri Mateo: MBN Caucus Chair
Venay Uecke
Venus Standard
Zoey Gross: Student

Free Resources for you to download about "The Business of Midwifery". Many more are coming. Feel free to share resources you have found helpful with Barbara Hughes at [email protected]

Other Important Links about The Business of Midwifery:


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