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ACNM national office staff have a passion for midwifery and women's health and a commitment to serving our members.

For general inquiries, please contact the main ACNM office line at 240.485.1800 or fax at 240.485.1818

For membership inquiries, please contact the ACNM membership office line at 240.485.1813 or [email protected]

Here's a list, by topic, of who to contact at ACNM











Our Staff



Executive Unit


Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour PhD, CAE, Chief Executive Officer

All things CEO--chief business officer, chief empowerment officer, chief survival officer





Crystal Adams, Special Assistant to the CEO
240.485.1821

Manages the CEO's calendar, prioritizing issues to ensure effective time management, and serving as first point of contact for calls and requests.




Advocacy & Government Affairs



Amy Kohl, Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs
240.485.1806

Leads development and implementation of ACNM's federal and state policy agenda




Finance & Operations


Marc Rucker, Vice President Finance
240.485.1805

Oversees all things financial




Lisa Qing Zeng, Controller
240.485.1854

Provides support to annual audit, budgeting, internal controls and financial analysis




Sujata Chavan, Senior Accountant I
240.485.1807

Manages the invoicing process for all non-grant items




Fausto Miranda, Director of Information Technology
240.485.1823

Coordinates IT activities throughout ACNM as needed






(position vacant), Meeting Coordinator
240.486.1846

Serves as resident membership engagement guru





Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health




Frances Likis, CNM, NP, DrPH, FACNM, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, JMWH (off-site)

Directs the content, focus, strategic development, and operations of JMWH, the official journal of ACNM





Brittany Swett, Managing Editor, JMWH (off-site)
919.650.1459 ext 205

Serves as managing editor for JMWH




Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM, Deputy Editor JMWH (off-site)

Assists in writing editorials and Share With Women patient education handouts and with soliciting manuscripts





Patricia Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNM, Deputy Editor, JMWH (off-site)

Makes decisions about acceptance and rejection of manuscripts
Provides an outstanding membership experience




Membership and Communications


Hedy Ross, Director of Membership and Communications
204.485.1820

Provides an outstanding membership experience




Maura Christopher, Communications Manager
240.485.1822

Manages the publication process for ACNM's member magazine, Quickening and coordinates ACNM SmartBrief internally



Anisa Yusuf, Membership and Affiliate Specialist
240.485.1825

Membership engagement connoisseur and Liaison between the national office and state affiliates, providing administrative support




Jasmine Byrd, Membership Coordinator
240.485.1824

Serves as resident membership engagement guru





Anais Williams, Communications Specialist
240.485.1855




Midwifery Practice, Education & Global Outreach (MPEGO)



(position vacant), Director of Midwifery Practice, Education, and Global Outreach (MPEGO)
240.485.1840

Acts as a member resource regarding practice, business, and licensure and collaborates to meet the needs of CNMs/CMs




Kiev Martin, Associate Director, Business and Project Management
240.485.1833

Conducts business development and contributes to ACNM strategic planning





(position vacant), Director, Global Outreach
240.485.1832






Elaine Germano, CNM, DrPH, FACNM, Special Projects Technical Advisor
240.485.1844

Manages the ACNM-ACOG Interprofessional Education project grant, ACNM Alliance for Innovations in Maternal Health AIM) grant, ACNM Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) grant



Kareema Smith, MPEGO Department Coordinator
240.485.1835

Provides MGEGO administrative support




Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education



Heather Maurer, MA, ACME Executive Director
240.485.1803

Oversees all pre/accreditation policies, procedures, and processes for midwifery education programs




Kristina Anderson, Accreditation Assistant
240.485.1802

Assists staff and commissioners in the processing and analysis of documentation submitted by accredited ACME programs during an accreditation period.




A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc.



Elaine M. Moore, CNM, MSN, FACNM, President (Off-site)







Lisa Paine, CNM, DrPh, FACNM, Chief Executive Officer, The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc.
615.771.2724

Ensures the Foundation's charitable purposes are met and its mission achieved through oversight of scholarships, grants, and awards program; solicitation of donations; and fulfillment of bequests and other forms of planned giving
American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Rd. Ste. 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.1800 Fax: 240.485.1818
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