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ACNM Elections

Introducing the 2015 candidates for ACNM office

Hail to the chief! This year, election season includes selecting ACNM's next head of state as well as representatives for Regions II and V and a new secretary to the ACNM Board of Directors. First make sure you know if you've been assigned to a new ACNM region, then meet the candidates below.

Voting will open February 9, 2015 and close March 8, 2015. Members with an e-mail address on file will receive an e-mail from our elections provider in January, which will include a link and instructions for voting. All other members will be mailed a paper ballot that offers online voting instructions. 

Candidates for President-elect

Candidates for Secretary

Candidates for Region II Representative

Candidate for Region V Representative

Nominating Committee Candidates

Voting ACNM members will also have the opportunity to select 2 members of the Nominating Committee, which helps shape the future of ACNM by selecting candidates for ACNM Board of Directors office. The 2 candidates with the most votes will be elected for 3-year terms. Check out this helpful FAQ about the Nominating Committee and the elections process, then meet the candidates below!

Mary Barger, CNM, PhD, MPH, FACNM
Kathleen Dermady, CNM, MS, DNP
Shawna King, CM
Tonya Nicholson, CNM, DNP, WHNP-BC

Sound off: Vote on Bylaws revisions

The ACNM Bylaws are the rules that govern how we run our organization. They are revised every 5 years - the last revision brought ACNM both the affiliate structure and the president-elect position on the board of directors. The Bylaws Committee has been diligently preparing the next revision to present to the membership, and that time is now!

There are 10 proposed changes that the Committee considers "substantive," and they're seeking YOUR input. Head to to learn more and make your opinions known through November 10. Based on your feedback, the Committee will present the final version of the revised Bylaws to the board during the December Board of Directors meeting, and post that version online for you to review 60 days before the 2015 election opens. We'll have a straight up or down vote (to accept all/reject all) during the election.


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