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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].

Our Staff

Executive Office

Katrina Holland, Chief Executive Officer

Provides mission-driven, strategic leadership and management in partnership with the Board, staff and member volunteers, and fosters excellence in staff, in the College’s management and programs.

Jewel Saunders, Executive Assistant

Works closely with CEO to support governance, administrative and office activities.

Advocacy & Government Affairs

Amy Kohl, Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs

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

Finance & Operations

Marc Rucker, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Oversees all things financial.

June Ewan, Accounting Manager

Maintains and supervises the quality of accounting and financial reporting, support to annual audit, budgeting, internal controls and financial analysis.

Sujata Chavan, Senior Accountant I

Performs collection, documents transactions, maintains financial records and manages accounting books.

Fausto Miranda, Director of Information Technology

Manages IT infrastructure, website and technical projects.

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH)

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)

Makes acceptance and rejection decisions for manuscripts, and works with authors throughout the revision process. Solicits manuscripts, writes editorials, and reviews Share With Women patient education handouts.
Patricia Murphy, CNM, DrPH, FACNM, Deputy Editor, JMWH (off-site)

Makes acceptance and rejection decisions for manuscripts, and works with authors throughout the revision process. Solicits manuscripts, writes editorials, and reviews Share With Women patient education handouts.

Membership & Communications

Hedy Ross, Director of Membership and Communications

Provides an outstanding membership experience.

Anisa Yusuf, Membership and Affiliate Specialist

Provides the membership engagement connoisseur experience. Liaison between the national office and state affiliates.

Membership Coordinator

Coordinates administrative support to the membership team.

Communications Manager

Creates, implements, and oversees communications and marketing campaigns that increase brand visibility of ACNM.
Jasmine Guardado, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Provides support and creative direction for communications and marketing campaigns.

Midwifery Practice and Education

Karen Jefferson, CM, FACNM, LM
Director of Midwifery Practice and Education


Provides member guidance and content expertise for midwifery practice and women’s health. Leads the development of education programs across the College ensuring appropriate certifications and licensure standards are met. Provides expertise on program management for research issues and ensures interprofessional collaboration.
Lily Bastian, CNM, MSN, Midwifery Clinical Practice Advisor

Provides guidance and technical expertise for ACNM members, the national office and the public related to professional midwifery practice and supports domestic grant initiatives.

Derica Clarke, Meetings & Online Education Specialist

Plans, manages, and executes ACNM meetings, events, webinars, and other education programs.

Maniya Arrington, Education Coordinator

Provides support to ACNM's education programs.

Global and Domestic Grant Development

Sadaf Chaudhry, MD, MSPH, Director of Global and Domestic Development

Directs global and domestic grant initiatives. Provides expertise and oversight for global health operations by providing strategic and public health expertise. Point of contact for global and domestic communications, program management, and partnership development.

Lakesia Pitts, Grants Manager

Manages business development, budgeting, compliance, administration and reporting for domestic and international grant activities.

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)

Angela Smith, ACME Executive Director

Executive leader of ACME overseeing all daily operations, finances, strategic direction of the agency working with three executive volunteer boards. 

Kristina Anderson, Accreditation Assistant

Working with the executive director, assists ACME board and midwifery education program directors in the ACME accreditation process.

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

Holly Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, President (Off-site)

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

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.
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