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ACNM national office staff have a passion for midwifery and women's health and a commitment to serving our members. Learn more about our team by clicking on the bio link provided for each staff member. We have also provided the national office organizational chart for your convenience, please click here to view.

For general inquiries, please contact the main ACNM office line at 240-485-1800.

For membership inquiries, please contact the ACNM membership office line at 240-485-1813.

For questions about or problems with the website, please contact [email protected].

Here's a list, by topic, of who to contact at ACNM


ACNM Staff


Executive Unit


Sheri A. Sesay-Tuffour PhD, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
--All things CEO--chief business officer, chief empowerment officer, chief survival officer

Lisa Price
Executive Assistant to CEO
--Provides administrative support to CEO and the ACNM Board President
--Serves as staff liaison to the ACNM Board of Directors
--Coordinates yearly membership election  

240.485.1811

Fausto Miranda
Director, Information Technology
--Manages all ACNM IT projects
--Coordinates IT activities throughout ACNM as needed
--Identifies and recommends new technology solutions

240.485.1823

Debra Grandy
Meetings & Online Education Specialist 
--Provides overall coordination for meetings between Program Committee members, meetings management company, ACNM staff, and member volunteers
--Engages in all aspects of meeting planning and reporting, budget development, post-event surveys, and coordination of outsourced activities
--Supports the implementation of ACNM's strategic plan for online education

240.485.1846

Advocacy & Government Affairs


Amy Kohl
Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs
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Leads development and implementation of ACNM’s federal and state policy agenda
--Builds strategic alliances and represents ACNM to policymakers
--Monitors, reviews, and comments on legislation
--Works with committees engaged in grassroots mobilization and advocacy 

240.485.1806

Finance


Brent Parker
Director of Finance
--Oversees the accounting of funds coming in, funds going out, and the recording of everything in between
--Manages organizational cash flow
--Oversees financial budgeting and reporting

240.485.1805

Sujata Chavan
Senior Accountant I
--Manages the invoicing process for all non-grant items
--Posts receipts to the financial system, reconciles payments, and makes collections
--Processes cash receipts for membership, the Midwives Political Action Committee (PAC), and the Annual Meeting

240.485.1807

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
--Maintains and enhances the Journal’s high standards for authoritative, innovative, high-quality, scholarly, peer-reviewed content
--Selects and works with the Editorial Board to accomplish the Journal’s aims, scope, and goals


Brittany Swett
Managing Editor, JMWH (off-site)
--Serves as managing editor for JMWH
--Assists with questions related to continuing education content published in JMWH
--Oversees the Journal's continuing education website: www.jmwhce.org.  

919.650.1459 ext 205

Tekoa King, CNM, MPH, FACNM
Deputy Editor JMWH (off-site)
--Makes decisions about acceptance and rejection of manuscripts
--Mentors and supports authors during manuscript revisions
--Helps direct the Journal's content, focus, and strategic development
--Assists in writing editorials and 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
--Mentors and supports authors during manuscript revisions
--Helps direct the Journal's content, focus, and strategic development
--Assists in writing editorials and Share With Women patient education handouts and with soliciting manuscripts


Membership and Communications


Hedy Ross
Director, Membership and Communications
--Provides an outstanding membership experience
--Ensures timely and meaningful communications
--Makes the ACNM Store the go-to place for fresh new products and midwifery publications

240.485.1820

Maura Christopher
Senior Writer and Editor
--Manages the publication process for ACNM's member magazine, Quickening and coordinates ACNM SmartBrief internally
--Supports communications and media relations activities
--Serves as liaison for ACNM's Publications Committee 


240.485.1822

Anisa Yusuf
Membership and Affiliate Specialist
--Offers front line customer service
--Serves as liaison between the national office and state affiliates, providing administrative support
--Works as data integrity guru



Marcene Jack
Membership Coordinator
--Serves as resident membership engagement guru
--Assists in database management (ensuring profiles are spic and span)
--Serves as renewal specialist, ensuring that members stay connected with ACNM. 

240.485.1826








240-485-1824

Brandon Ciampaglia
Communications Specialist
--Serves as social media coordinator --Manages digital content distribution and marketing --Oversees email communications


240.485.1856

Midwifery Practice, Education & Global Outreach (MPEGO)


Elizabeth Hill-Karbowski, CNM, PhD, FACNM
Director of Midwifery Practice, Education, and Global Outreach (MPEGO)
--Works as a liaison to assist within the volunteer leadership structure
--Acts as a member resource regarding practice, business, and licensure and collaborates to meet the needs of CNMs/CMs
--Along with other MPEGO team members, manages ACNM-related grants and projects
--Represents ACNM with professional partners, including (but not limited to) AWHONN, ACOG, SMFM, HRSA, CDC, and AIM

240.485.1840

Kiev Martin
Associate Director, Business and Project Management
--Provides MPEGO project management and administrative support
--Conducts business development and contributes to ACNM strategic planning
--Manages all domestic and international projects
--Oversees MPEGO business, financial health, and operations  

240.485.1833

Kate McHugh, CNM, MSN, FACNM
Director, Global Outreach
--Manages financial and business activities, staff, and consultants related to global outreach 
--manages external relationships with contractors, funding agencies, and other organizations
--Provides direct technical assistance for grant-funded global outreach activities, as well as oversight of all project work plans
--Collaborates to identify potential sources of global outreach funding

240.485.1832
Elaine Germano, CNM, DrPH, FACNM
Special Projects Technical Advisor

--Manages the ACNM-ACOG Interprofessional Education project grant
--Manages the ACNM Alliance for Innovations in Maternal Health AIM) grant
--Manages the ACNM Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) grant 


240.485.1844

Kareema Smith
MPEGO Department Coordinator
--Provides MGEGO administrative support 
--Serves as a point of contact for ACNM member inquiries
--Manages the ACNM continuing education (CE) process
--Prepares, reviews, and reconciles travel-related activities


240.485.1835

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education


Heather Maurer, MA
ACME Executive Director
--Oversees all pre/accreditation policies, procedures, and processes for midwifery education programs 

240.485.1803
Ashley Washington
Accreditation Coordinator

·       --Assists with the administrative compliance requirements with US Department of Education standards
--Manages requirements/arrangements for ACME meetings, workshops, and accreditation site visits
--Updates and maintains all ACME-related website content and information regarding accreditation, education programs, and training


240.485.1802

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


Elaine M. Moore, CNM, MSN, FACNM
President (Off-site)


Lisa Paine, CNM, DrPh, FACNM
Chief Executive Officer, The A.C.N.M. Foundation, Inc.
--Serves as executive manager of ACNM's philanthropic arm
--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

615.771.2724

General Information


Fax

240.485.1818

Contact for general information

240.485.1800

 

 


 

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