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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

Mailing Address:
American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Rd. Ste. 1230
Silver Spring, MD 20910

For membership inquiries, please contact the ACNM membership office line at 240.485.1813 or [email protected].
You can also check out our FAQ page to see if we've answered your question!

For other inquiries, see the chart below:

Continuing Education[email protected]
Events & Meetings[email protected]
Finance[email protected]
Global & Domestic Development[email protected]
Government Affairs & Advocacy[email protected]
Marketing & Communications
[email protected]
Midwifery Practice and Professional Resources[email protected]
Quickening
(Newsletter/News Site/Best of Quickening Publication)
[email protected]





ACNM Staff


Executive Office


Katrina Holland

Chief Executive Officer


As ACNM’s Chief Executive Officer, Katrina works in partnership with the Board of Directors and advances the mission by providing oversight to ensure the implementation of ACNM’s strategic plan. She leads the national office staff team and ensures that staffing expertise and organizational resources are effectively aligned to enhance ACNM’s growth and ensure its sustainability. Bringing over 20 years of association leadership experience across the healthcare, legal and tax professions, past senior staff positions include stints at National Association of Enrolled Agents, the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Katrina spent the first half of her career living in Chicago, before returning to her roots of East Coast living. She is originally from North Carolina and she currently resides with her family in Maryland.

Jewel Saunders

Executive Assistant


Jewel Saunders, BBA currently serves as the Executive Assistant, working closely with the CEO on activities such as coordinating ACNM board meetings, managing the ACNM volunteer contact list, organizing meetings, conference calls, as well as appointments. Jewel supports the Nominating Committee in facilitating the annual elections process as well as supports the Awards Committee during the annual awards ceremony process. Her non-profit career spans over 18 years working for organizations such as American Nurses Association, American Institute for Cancer Research, and American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition.

She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of the District of Columbia. She has received certificates for completing courses such as Basic Supervision, Project Management, and Effective Communication Skills. Jewel currently resides in Washington, DC.

Advocacy & Government Affairs


Amy Kohl

Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs


Amy M. Kohl is ACNM’s Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs. In this capacity, Amy is responsible for leading the development and implementation of ACNM’s federal and state policy agenda in alignment with ACNM’s strategic plan. A core focus of her work is identifying and maximizing opportunities for integration of midwives and midwifery-led care models throughout the care continuum. Prior to joining the ACNM, Amy spent over a decade with the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) lobbying for policy issues impacting our nation’s medical products supply chain and distribution channels. Prior to joining HIDA, Amy worked for a state government relations consulting firm and also spent time working for a national political campaign committee.

With 20 years of experience in national health policy and state affairs, Amy also has a personal connection to ACNM’s mission, as midwives in Washington, D.C. attended the births of both of her children. A native of the Northern Neck of Virginia, Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Education & Events


Nicole Drummond

Director, Education & Events


Nicole Drummond is the ACNM Director of Education. In this role, Nicole is tasked with implementing the educational strategy, overseeing the educational portfolio, as well as education committees. In addition, Nicole provides overall guidance and direction for various components of the educational offerings. Nicole is a veteran educational professional and has implemented educational strategies and built educational portfolios for several medical specialty societies over the years, including the American Urological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

Nicole joins ACNM with almost twenty years of experience working for medical specialty societies. It has been a passion project, a life calling, and simply the best career. Nicole enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

Christen Denson

Manager, Education


Christen Denson is ACNM’s Education Manager, responsible for developing and executing the educational content for ACNM’s learning and events offerings. Christen brings a wealth of experience as an education professional, working in very similar capacities for non-profit organizations over the last 10 years. Christen has created once in a lifetime learning experiences for the organizations that she has supported and looks forward to bringing this same spark to ACNM.

Christen earned degrees in Sociology from George Mason University as well as Hospitality Management from Johnson and Wales University. Christen is a Virginia native, and enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband and three children.

Victoria Washburn

Coordinator, Education & Meetings


Victoria Washburn joined the American College of Nurse-Midwives in February 2022 as the Administrative Support Specialist. In this role she was responsible for providing day-to-day and project support to Amy Kohl, ACNM's Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs and Karen Jefferson, ACNM's Director of Midwifery Practice. Seeking to expand her role at ACNM, Victoria now currently serves as the College's Education and Meetings Coordinator. As coordinator, Victoria supports the rapid growth of ACNM's continuing education capabilities by overseeing the delivery of online learning programs, managing ACNM's learning management system, and working with the Director of Education, Nicole Drummond, to ensure implementation and delivery of all ACNM live and online events.


Victoria hails from the great state of North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!) and is a proud American University alumna (Go Eagles!) holding a degree in International Studies. Outside of the office, Victoria is an avid reader and book collector. She has a deep love for the classics, mythology, and ancient history.

Finance & Operations


June Ewan

Accounting Manager


June Ann Ewan, MBA is the Accounting Manager for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. June manages all things financial, including the monthly financial close, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and the Annual Audit. June has worked in the Non-For-Profit sector for over 20 years.

She received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Although she has a passion for Accounting, she spends her weekends teaching children. 

Global and Domestic Development


Sadaf Chaudhry, MD, MSPH

Director, Global and Domestic Development


Sadaf serves as ACNM's Director of Global and Domestic Development, but she is also a physician and has worked on diverse public health programs globally, with donors worldwide including EU,USAID, PEPFAR, CDC and organizations like Plan International, The Asia Foundation, Islamic Relief UK, and Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). Over the years, Sadaf has traveled extensively across Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas. Sadaf is fluent in Urdu, Hindi, has working knowledge of Punjabi and Sindhi, and can also read and write Arabic. 

She considers herself a global citizen blending into cultures and people around the globe. Sadaf moved from Pakistan to the US in 2007 and lives in Northern Virginia. She has a 14 year old son who loves to play soccer and tell stories.

Gina Graham

Manager, Global and Domestic Development


Gina Graham is ACNM's Manager, Global and Domestic Development, focusing on grant management and new grant development. Gina comes to ACNM after six years as an independent consultant in grant development where she earned $1.7 million in grants for small and large non-profits in the health care and social service arenas. Prior to consulting, Gina worked at GE Healthcare, developing global grant opportunities in maternal and infant care technology for low-resource settings, and spent time in India, Thailand, and Vietnam. Prior to GE, Gina worked for a non-profit healthcare delivery system serving eastern Wisconsin and led a cross-system grant development team that secured $8.5 million in grants and contracts.

Gina has a BA in Sociology from the University of Denver and is in process of completing an Executive MPH from the University of Minnesota. After living in Wisconsin for 30 years, Gina has recently returned to her home state of Colorado where she resides in the Denver area. She enjoys gardening, camping, traveling, and spending time with her three adult children and three grandchildren.

Marketing & Communications


Natalia Kimrey

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications


As a newcomer to the association space, Natalia brings a fresh perspective for her role as Associate Director of Marketing & Communications. She oversees marketing, communications, branding, and all integrated campaigns across ACNM, supporting the vision for the growth, sustainability, and diversity of midwifery. Previously working in Florida state government, she managed data-driven, traffic safety campaigns for the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles and Department of Transportation, earning national and international recognition from the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.

Natalia earned her degree in Marketing and Risk Management, with a certificate in Hispanic Marketing Communication, from the Florida State University. Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, she is a new Maryland resident with her husband and two daughters (caught by midwives!), where they enjoy visiting new restaurants and parks together.

Yisela Contreras

Communications Coordinator


As a certified full-spectrum doula, Yisela joins ACNM's Marketing & Communications team with educated perspectives from both the birth and communications worlds. Her creative oral and written communication skills and persuasive rhetoric in both English and Spanish, supports ACNM and its mission. As the proud daughter of hardworking Dominican and Panamanian immigrants, Yisela has fourteen years of professional working experience that began at the age of thirteen.  After relocating to Maryland, this native Philadelphian continued her work in communications through another association before joining the ACNM team.

Yisela earned her undergraduate degree in Public Relations with minors in Business Management and English, from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She plans to achieve her master’s and eventually doctoral degrees here in Maryland, and is working on certifications to become a childbirth educator, perineal steam facilitator, and meditation instructor. She is a loud and proud United States Marine wife (Oorah!) and bunny mom. She loves plants, swimming, crocheting, making waist beads, trying new food, and most importantly, birth work!

Membership Development


Anisa Yusuf

Database Manager


Anisa Yusuf joined ACNM in 2016 and previously served as the Membership and Affiliate Specialist. In her new role as Database Manager, she is helping lead the transition of ACNM's data in to a new association management system and will develop reports to help ACNM make data driven decisions and improve its value proposition for ACNM membership. Anisa has been a dedicated professional in the Association industry for 20 years, supporting Membership & Database Administration in healthcare, hospitality, architecture and legal organizations.

Anisa is fluent in English, Italian, Somali, Swahili, and French (the latter at an intermediate level) and periodically works on independent translation/interpreting projects. She’s also a television/film enthusiast and is often called on by her colleagues for movie recommendations.

Samantha Fleischer

Membership Coordinator


Samantha joined ACNM in 2022 and serves as the Membership Coordinator. She is the point of contact for ACNM members and supports membership operations, customer service, and database management. Samantha previously worked in nonprofit consulting and fundraising.

She lives in Washington, DC and enjoys playing board games and traveling with friends and family.

Midwifery Practice


Karen Jefferson, CM, DM, FACNM

Director of Midwifery Practice


Karen Jefferson, CM, DM, FACNM, is the Director, Midwifery Practice for the American College of Nurse-Midwives. She is ACNM's resource on midwifery practice, working with government affairs and domestic development to advance the profession. She works closely with the team to carry out domestic grants, acts as a liaison to stakeholder groups, and supports the volunteers in the Division of Midwifery Advancement and Division of Research.

She comes to ACNM as a full-scope midwifery practice owner for 17 years, and a recent stint as program coordinator for the doctorate in midwifery at the Midwifery Institute at Jefferson. This position is Karen’s opportunity to merge all her interests: midwifery workforce, education, practice and advocacy.

Stormee Johnson, MPH

Program Manager, Access to Equity in Midwifery Education and Care Project


Stormee received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology & Sociology and Public Health and graduated in 2020 from Emory University with a Master of Public Health degree focusing on behavioral, social, and health education sciences. Stormee is passionate about maternal and child health and healthcare accessibility for low-income and minority individuals. In her previous roles, she has worked on projects focusing on decreasing maternal mortality among black women in Georgia and vaccine equity for minority populations both domestically and internationally.

Stormee is a new mom and enjoys spending time with her family and reading whenever she has the chance.

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME)


(Off-site)



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.



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


(Off-site)



Holly Kennedy, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

President

Lisa Paine, CNM, DrPh, FACNM,

Chief Executive Officer

240.485.1850

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.

Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH)


(Off-site)



Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN

Editor-in-Chief


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

Laura Bolte

Managing Editor


919.650.1459 ext 205

Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, PhD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM

Deputy Editor


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.

Linda Hunter, CNM, FACNM, EdD

Deputy Editor


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.
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