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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 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

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 Finance

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.

Derica Clarke, Meeting Specialist

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)

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.
Vacant, Communications Manager

Manages ACNM’s communications and promotional activities including Quickening, ACNM’s digital news site for members.

Anisa Yusuf, Membership and Affiliate Specialist

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

Jasmine Byrd, Membership Coordinator

Serves as resident membership engagement guru.

Katie Bergmann, Communications & Graphic Design Specialist
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)

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.
Sadaf Chaudhry MD, MSPH, Director, Global Operations

Directs global health operations by providing strategic and public health expertise. Front-line point of contact for global communications, program management and partnership development.

Lakesia Pitts, Grants Manager

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

Midwifery Clinical Practice Advisor

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

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

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education

Heather Maurer, MA, 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.

Mary Kaye Collins, CNM, MN, JD, LLM, FACNM, 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.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
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