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Division of Education


The ACNM Division of Education (DOE) functions to establish and update educational resources to facilitate the preparation of midwives. 

The DOE is responsible for the determination of activities that facilitate competency in the practice of midwifery and develops criteria that allow an individual to demonstrate such competency. Additionally, the DOE delineates and implements the process for practicing midwives to obtain current knowledge and update skills including the development and approval of continuing education programs. 

The DOE also works with the membership and the Directors of Midwifery Education to ensure preceptor recruitment and development and with students to assure attention to current and emerging student issues.


Chair: Melissa Willmarth
Vice Chair: Lynneece Rooney
Basic Competency: Jessica Brumley
Continuing Education Approval: Kate Fouquier
Online Educational Resource Development: Nicole Rouhana
Education Policy: Lynneece Rooney
Preceptor Development and Support : Aggie Hoeger
Student Issues Section: Heather Clarke; Kim Dau 

Board of Directors Liaison: Kate Harrod, Secretary
Lillian Funke, Student Representative - Student Issues section liaison

National office contacts:  Elaine Germano, Senior Education Policy Advisor - Division contact
Melinda Bush, Continuing Education Coordinator - Continuing Education Approval and Online Educational Resource Development sections contact

Page last update 9/17/2013

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