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State Government Affairs Committee


Support state affiliates in legislative work and advocacy. 

Scope of Work

Developing relationships with state affiliate leaders and identified legislative contacts, assist affiliates with defining advocacy goals and strategy, assist with strategy implementation, coordinate activities with NGAC, C-MAC, and ACNM's Director of Government Affairs, participate in advocacy activities at the Annual Meeting. 

Committee Chair: Suzanne Wertman 

Committee Members

Anabel Albano

Erin Biscone

Andrea Christianson

Nikki Demetriou

Juliana Fehr

Lynne Himmelreich (past chair)

Melinda Hoskins

Karen Jefferson

Laura Jenson

Dianna Kristeller

Katie Lavery

Polly Moran

Lonnie Morris

Angy Nixon

Dana Perlman

Sue Rooks

Lynneece Rooney

Moira Tannenbaum. 

Projects for 2018-2019

Identification of state contacts and relationship building, ongoing support to states with active legislation, advice for affiliates planning advocacy activities.


Monthly, including Annual Meeting

Personal message from the Chair

If you are a change maker, the SGAC needs you.  We are committed to being with woman beyond the exam room or bedside.  If you are a big picture person and are interested in public policy, join the SGAC and help midwife other midwives in policy making, legislative strategy, and coalition building.  We are available to help your affiliate plan for the future and develop an effective voice of midwifery in your state legislature.  The strength of midwifery depends on strong representation at the state level. We can help.


Support the Teresa Marsico Memorial Fund and Help Fulfill ACNM’s Strategic Plan

Donors to the A.C.N.M. Foundation can help ACNM achieve their 2015-2020 Strategic Plan by designating their monies to the “Marsico Fund” when making contributions at:

American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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Phone: 240-485-1800 | Fax: 240-485-1818
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