Jessica Anderson CNM, DNP, WHNP-BC, FACNM
Jessica Anderson, CNM, DNP, WHNP, FACNM is seeking re-election to the ACNM Board of Directors, Region VI Representative position. She currently holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing where she is Director of Midwifery Services which encompasses 30 midwives and 3 midwifery practices in the Colorado front range.
Jessica has a variety of experience, interests, and passion that are valuable to an ACNM board position. She was intimately involved in the development of the Colorado affiliate and believes in the work that can be accomplished at the state and regional level. She has held multiple positions at the state affiliate and chapter level and has been involved on multiple state committees including Colorado Perinatal Care Collaborative (Vice-President), March of Dimes, Colorado Health Department Maternal Mortality Committee and Colorado Hospital Association. In addition, Jessica has served on multiple ACNM committees including the Program Committee and Business Committee to name a few. As a board member, Jessica has fulfilled her role as board liaison to multiple volunteer committees, created routine regional affiliate leadership meetings, supported regional education web events, and supported affiliates with strengthening their organizations. Most recently, Jessica is working with ACNM members to develop and launch the ACNM Bullying Taskforce.
Jessica has presented at local and national conferences including the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exposition, ACNM Midwifery Works, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing Colorado State Conference and American Academy of Family Practice Family Centered Maternity Care Conference on an array of topics including nitrous oxide, water birth, skin to skin, breastfeeding, midwifery business, and perineal suturing. Her professional interests include exercise in pregnancy, water birth, nitrous oxide for labor, women's health care policy, practice development, quality improvement, maternal mortality and immunizations. Jessica is also a nursing textbook contributor and recently co-authored the ACNM Nitrous Oxide Manual.
Jessica believes in our profession, our outcomes, and the ACNM mission, vision, and values! She has volunteered within ACNM at all levels, advocated for midwifery at all tables, represented midwifery within multiple organizations, and brings extensive business experience to the board. Jessica would be honored to be re-elected to the ACNM Region VI Board Representative position!