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Midwives, Other Clinicians Recognized at ACNM Annual Meeting

The American College of Nurse-Midwives Presents Awards to Midwives and Other Clinicians in Long Beach, CA

For Immediate Release:
June 6, 2012

Contact: Melissa Garvey
Office: 240-485-1826
Email: [email protected]

Silver Spring, MD – Midwives and other clinicians were honored with a variety of awards this week at the American College of Nurse-Midwives 57th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Long Beach, CA.

The 2012 award winners Include:

Louis E. Hellman Midwifery Partnership Award:

W. Darrell Martin, MD, FACOG
This joint award is given by the A.C.N.M. Foundation, the Midwifery Business Network, and ACNM. Dr. Hellman was a respected and well-known physician pioneer in the development of midwifery practice in the United States. The intention of this award is to present a national award of recognition to a physician who has been a champion/supporter of midwifery practice.

Public Policy Award:
Milree Keeling, CNM, MS (Lunenburg, MA)
Linda Siegle, JD (Albuquerque, NM)
This award recognizes legislative, regulatory, or health policy efforts that furthered the profession of midwifery or have had a significant impact on the practice of midwifery either nationally or locally.

Distinguished Service Award:
Lonnie Morris, CNM, ND (Tenafly, NJ)
Nancy Moss, CNM, PhD (Alexandria, KY)
This award recognizes a CNM/CM or other professional for an unusual and exemplary effort in the field of community service, innovation in midwifery practice, education, or research.

Outstanding Preceptor Award:
Chris Bottoms, CNM, MSN (Sweetwater, TN)
Kelly Bruhn, CNM (Waukesha, WI)
Jamie George, CNM (Shoreline, WA)
Rita Ledbetter, CNM, MS (Coal Valley, IL)
Anthonia Obichere, CNM (Silver Spring, MD)
Maria Pederson, CNM (Saint Paul, MN)
Sherrie St. Clair, CNM (San Diego, CA)
University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey OB/GYN Nurse-Midwifery Practice (Diane Reynolds, CNM, MSN; Sarah Appleby-Wineberg, CNM, MSN; Robyn Carlisle, CNM, MSN; Katie Riley, CNM, MSN) (Stratford, NJ)
Lisa Wimsatt, CNM (Owensboro, KY)

A.C.N.M. Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards
California State University, Fullerton: Cheryl Pearce, CNM, CNS, MSN
Frontier Nursing University: Anne Cockerham, CNM, WHNP, PhD
Georgetown University: Kathryn McCarthy, CNM, WHNP, DNP
Stony Brook University: Kelly Caramore Walker, CNM, DNP
University of Cincinnati: Judith C. Wika, CNM, MSN
University of Illinois, Chicago: Barbara Camune, CNM, WHNP-BC, DrPH, FACNM
University of Pennsylvania: Dawn Durain, CNM, MPH, FACNM
University of Utah: Angela Deneris, CNM, PhD, FACNM
University of Washington: Karen E. Hays, CNM, DNP, ARNP
Yale University: Vicki Nolan Marnin, CNM

Media Award:
Business of Being Born: Classroom Edition

Organizational Partner Award:
American Association of Birth Centers

Book of the Year Award:
Women’s Gynecologic Health, Second Edition
Kerri Durnell Schuiling, CNM, PhD, NP-BC and Frances E. Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, FACNM

ACNM Video Contest Winner:
University of Pennsylvania Midwifery Class of 2012


For more information, please contact Melissa Garvey, ACNM Communications Manager at (240) 485-1826 or via e-mail at [email protected]

The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.


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