National Government Affairs Committee
The Government Affairs Committee serves as a forum for policy coordination from the Divisions and helps to implement ACNM's advocacy goals related to midwifery practice and women's health by carrying out strategies on a national level. The Government Affairs Committee also coordinates the mobilization of grassroots efforts by ACNM's membership, ensuring that our direct political action is both enthusiastic and effective.
NGAC Member Responsibilities
The NGAC chair is responsible for facilitating a forum for policy coordination and coordinating the implementation of national advocacy efforts related to midwifery practice and women’s health in conjunction with the ACNM national office and Board of Directors. Additionally, the chair is responsible for coordinating strategies related to national advocacy activities within the Division of Advocacy and Affiliate Support and at Annual Meetings in conjunction with the ACNM national office and the Board of Directors.
NGAC Members serve three‐year terms, which start and end at the conclusion of
NGAC Committee Members
NGAC 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
Suzanne Wertman (Chair, State Government Affairs Committee)
Karen Jefferson (CMAC)
Emily Hart Hayes (Chair, Political Action Committee)
Ashtyn Wylie (Frontier)
Jessica McNeil (Texas Tech)
ACNM Program Committee Liaison: Kate Green
The NGAC meets monthly via teleconference or web conferencing and at the Annual Meeting.
Personal message from the Chair
This committee is always interesting, and often lively! Join us as we learn about and act on issues across our membership areas that affect midwives and the women we care for!
For further information, contact Kate Green at [email protected]