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M. Christina Johnson

Director of Professional Practice and Health Policy

In her role at ACNM, Tina provides leadership related to shaping national policy, legislation and reform affecting the profession of midwifery. She participates in the development of national and international practice, regulatory and educational standards, represents certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives to the public and in the health policy arena, and provides individualized professional practice guidance. She was previously the founding director of midwifery services at Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore, where she continues to provide a full range of primary, gynecologic, antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum women’s health services. Tina has trained resident physicians, midwives, and undergraduate and graduate level nurses and other students domestically and abroad.She has attended over 1000 births in hospital, home, and birth center settings.She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia Tech, a nursing diploma from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing, and a master’s degree in nurse-midwifery from Stony Brook University. Tina was called to the profession after traveling 150 miles round trip during her first three pregnancies, inspired by the compassionate, loving care of midwife Vickie Mackey. She and her husband Peter (also a midwife!) have seven children and are new grandparents. She loves to swim, dance, spend time with family, and hike with her dogs.


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