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Committee of Midwife Advocates for the Certified Midwife

Purpose

Support full and equitable national and state recognition of the CM, state licensure of CMs with unencumbered practice to the full extent of their education, training and experience and a diverse and inclusive ACNM membership.

Members serve for three years, starting at the conclusion of annual meeting. C-MAC meets monthly via Zoom. Students and new midwives welcome!


Responsibilities


  • Increase the number and diversity of midwifery students and midwives by promoting multiple pathways to midwifery education
  • Educate the membership about CMs
  • Promote and support state legislation directed toward licensure and full practice authority for CMs
  • Promote and support the CM role in federal and state initiatives related to provision of midwifery care
  • Promote state licensing boards that recognize the profession of midwifery.
  • Coordinate activities within the DAAS and with the federal lobbyist and ACNM Director of Government Affairs
  • Support planning and implementation of advocacy activities at the Annual Meeting.

Current C-MAC Members

Karen Jefferson, chair
NY
Dana Perlman, vice chair
PA
Linda V. Walsh
NV
Andrea Christianson
RI
Amy Kohl
ACNM
Angelita Nixon
WV
Beth Ross
WV
Chris McCloskey
NY
Melinda Hoskins
NV
Bevin Cahill
NJ
Laura Jenson
OR
Elle Annalise Schnetzler
VA
Marian Selquini
NY
Regina Willette
NY
Whitney Hall
NY
Trinisha Williams
NY
Karen Kelly
VA
Lydia Doublestein
MI/NY
Elisa Weatherbee
recent grad
Lisa Summers
International
Emily Sadri
OH
Maria Catalina Bertani
recent grad
Natalia Caraballo
student
Yenniffer Moreno
recent grad
Margaret Ragen
recent grad
Laure Sinnhuber-Giles
recent grad
Kathryn R McFadden
recent grad
Nyasha Waller
student


C-MAC Ad Hoc Members

Lynn Himmelreich (Division chair: Division of Advocacy and Affiliate Support)
Kathryn Kravetz Carr (BOD Liaison)
Patrick Cooney (Federal Lobbyist)
Amy Kohl (Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs

Personal message from the Chair

Join our passionate group of advocates! Travel the country as a C-MAC ambassador!
For further information, contact Karen Jefferson, C-MAC chair at [email protected]





 

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