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Announcing the 2021 ACNM Fellows

March 10, 2021
Contact: ACNM Membership & Communications
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The Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (FACNM) Board of Governors is delighted to share the names of the 81 exemplary midwives who have been accepted for Fellowship in 2021. Last year, we revised the Fellowship criteria to increase diversity and inclusivity, resulting in our welcoming the largest group of inductees in ACNM history.

Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is an honor bestowed upon those midwives whose demonstrated leadership within ACNM, clinical excellence, outstanding scholarship, and professional achievement have merited special recognition both within and outside of the midwifery profession. The ACNM Fellowship was first established in 1994. With the addition of the 2021 Fellows, there will be 558 FACNMs.

The new FACNMs will be inducted at this year’s virtual Annual Meeting, May 23-25, 2021.

Congratulations to our new 2021 FACNMs!

Lauren Abrams, CNM, MSN

Karen Johnson Feltham, CNM, PhD

Molly Altman, CNM, PhD, MPH

Theresa Kouadio, CNM, MSN

Elizabeth (Betsy) Arnold-Leahy, CNM, LM, DM

Ann Konkoly, CNM, MBA, MSN, APRN

Susanrachel Balber-Condon, CNM, DM

Dianna E. Kristeller CNM, DNP, APRN

L. Kim Baraona, CNM, DNP, CNE

Rochelle Lipshutz, CNM, OB/GYN NP, MS

Donna Barisich, CNM, MS

Phyllis Lynn, CNM, MS

Julie Blumenfeld, CNM, DNP, IBCLC

Nancy MacMorris-Adix, CNM, MN

Carolyn Bottone-Post, CNM, DNP

Laura Manns-James, CNM, PhD, WHNP-BC, CNE

Suzanne Carrington, CNM, DNP

Linda R. McDaniel, CNM, DNP, RNFA

Linda Karen Church, CNM, MSN

Emily C. McGahey, CNM, DM, MSN

Emma Clark, CNM, MSN, MHS

Amanda McPherson Shafton, CNM, DNP

Lee S. Clay, CNM, MS

Shaunti Meyer, CNM, PhD

Susanna R. Cohen, CNM, DNP, CHSE, FAAN

Alexandra Michel, CNM, PhD

Lastascia Coleman, CNM, MSN, ARNP


Joan L. Combellick, CNM, PhD, MPH, MSN

Jeremy L. Neal, CNM, PhD

Elizabeth Cook, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNL, CPM

Emily Neiman, CNM, MS

Jeanann Sousou Coppola, CNM, DNP, CNE, C-EFM

Nancy A. Niemczyk, CNM, PhD

Barbara Davenport, CNM, MSN

Robin L. Page, CNM, PhD

Melissa G. Davis, CNM, FNP, DNP

Komkwuan P. Paruchabutr, CNM, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC, DNP

Stephanie Devane-Johnson, CNM, PhD

Deborah K. Price, CNM, DrPH

Meghan Eagen-Torkko, CNM, PhD

Krysta Ramirez Henry, CNM, DNP

Simon Adriane Ellis, CNM, ARNP, MSN

Gayle L. Riedmann, CNM, MS

Jessica Ann Ellis, CNM, PhD

Karen Robinson, CNM, PhD

Elise N. Erickson, CNM, PhD

Susan Rooks, CNM, MPH, Capt. (ret.) USPHS

Melicia Escobar, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN

Lee Roosevelt, CNM, PhD, MPH

Christina Felten, CNM, DNP, RNC-OB, PMH-C

Tonja M. A. Santos, CNM, MSN

Kate T. Finn, CM, CPM, LM, MS

Ann M. Schaeffer, CNM, DNP, MEd, CNE

Brooke A. Flinders, CNM, DNP

Judith M. Schlaeger, CNM, LAc, PhD, FAAN

Diane Folk, CNM, DNP

Nicole L. Sczekan, CNM, MSN, CARN-AP

Gwendolyn A. Foster, CNM, MSN

Roseanne Seminara, CNM, MS

Mary Franklin, CNM, DNP

Holly Smith, CNM, MSN, MPH

Kimberly Garcia, CNM, DNP, WHNP

Denise C. Smith, CNM, PhD

Tamara Joy Gardner, CNM, MSN

Venus Standard, CNM, MSN, LCCE

Ami L. Goldstein, CNM, MSN, FNP

Kristin Stovern, CNM, MSN, APRN-C

Cathy Gordon, CNM, FNP-BC, MS

Margaret C. Taylor, CNM, DNP

Patricia Hanson, CNM, MSN

Joanne S. Tennyson, CNM, WHNP-BC, MSN

Beth Helme-Smith, CNM, MS, APN, WHNP-C

E. Brie Thumm, CNM, PhD, MBA

Susan J. Hernandez, CNM, MSN

Stephanie Tillman, CNM, MSN

Kathy S. Higgins, CNM, MS

Kim Updegrove, CNM, MSN, MPH, APRN

Carol Hirschfield, CNM, MS

Shaughanassee Vines, CNM, DNP, CNE

Donna Jackson-Köhlin, CNM, MSN


About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, 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 education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care. Learn more at midwife.org.

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