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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 advancing the strategic direction and fiscal health of ACNM.

Crystal Adams, Special Assistant to the CEO
240.485.1821

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



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

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
240.485.1807

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

Fausto Miranda, Director of Information Technology
240.485.1823

Manages IT infrastructure, website and technical projects.

Derica Clarke, Meeting Specialist
240.485.1846

Plans, manages and executes meetings and events.



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 content for 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.


Membership and Communications

Hedy Ross, Director of Membership and Communications
240.485.1820

Provides an outstanding membership experience.
Kiescha Cherry, Communications Manager
240.485.1822

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

Anisa Yusuf, Membership and Affiliate Specialist
240.485.1825

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

Jasmine Byrd, Membership Coordinator
240.485.1824

Serves as resident membership engagement guru.

Anais Williams, Communications Specialist
240.485.1855
Provides brand visibility of ACNM through messaging, design, marketing and social media.



Midwifery Practice, Education & Global Outreach (MPEGO)

Sharon Ryan, CNM, DNP, Director of Midwifery Practice, Education, and Global Outreach (MPEGO)
240.485.1840

Provides member guidance and content expertise for midwifery practice and women’s health, education and licensure, research, domestic and global grant initiatives and interprofessional collaboration.
Pandora Hardtman, DNP, CNM, RM, FACNM Global Relations Advisor
404.749.6964

Provides technical expertise and capacity building for ACNM’s global operations as front-line point of contact for global communications, program management and partnerships development.

Director, Global Outreach
240.485.1832

Provides technical expertise and capacity building for ACNM’s global operations.

Lakesia Pitts, Grants Manager
240.485.1833

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

Special Projects Technical Advisor
240.485.1844

Provides technical advisory and member guidance in midwifery practice and education. Manages research projects, content development and practice-related communications, special projects and management of domestic grant deliverables.
Kareema Smith, MPEGO Department Coordinator
240.485.1835

Provides administrative support to department of midwifery practice, education and global outreach.



Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education



Heather Maurer, MA, ACME Executive Director
240.485.1803

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

Kristina Anderson, Accreditation Assistant
240.485.1802

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



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

Mary Kaye Collins, CNM, MN, JD, FACNM, President (Off-site)

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

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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