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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-Stec
Vice ChairNicole Rouhana
Basic Competency: Jessica Brumley
Education Policy: Megan Arbour
Midwife Educators: Dawn Durain
Continuing Education Approval: Kate Fouquier, Nicole Rouhana
Preceptor Development and Support : Julia Lange Kessler
Student and New Midwives Section: Kathryn Osborne; Shannon Keller

Board of Directors Liaison: Katie Moriarty, Region IV Representative
Student and New Midwives Section Liaison: Deirdre Horvath, Student Representative

National Office Contacts
Elaine Germano, Senior Education Policy Advisor - Division Contact
Megan Bassett, Office Associate - Continuing Education Approval and Online Educational Resource Development sections contact

Page last updated 7/23/15


A.C.N.M. Foundation Research Fund

The A.C.N.M. Foundation has set up a fund to support midwifery research.  To contribute to this fund go to the A.C.N.M. Foundation website and specify "Research Fund".

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