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Mission

The New Jersey Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives promotes the health and well-being of women and newborns within their families and communities, through the development and support of the profession of midwifery as practiced by Certified Nurse-Midwives(CNMs) and Certified Midwives (CMs)

Vision

  • Our principal goal is to develop an ongoing trusted relationship with our patients.
  • Our caring midwives provide personalized, evidence-based care in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We have deep roots in the community and care for our patients throughout their childbearing years and beyond.

Leadership

Executive Board

NJ ACNM Committees

Start advocating for midwifery, women, and their families by joining one of our committees. Learn more and join by sending an email to the chair of the committee of your interest.

Membership Committee

Increase membership and participation in the affiliate throughout the state and facilitate timely communication about events and issues among members through a variety of media.

Position open to volunteers.

If you are interested in this position, please let us know by emailing: 

njacnm@newjerseymidwife.org

Legislative Committee

Identify and prioritize legislative, advocacy and public policy issues and opportunities that relate to midwifery and maternal health at the state level, and to support identification and implementation of ACNM’s advocacy agenda.

Chairperson:  Catherine McCabe

Co-Chair:  Louise Aucott

Contact:  legislation@newjerseymidwife.org

Continuing Education

Identify opportunities and coordinate with resources at the state level for the provision of continuing education content for the affiliate.

Chairperson:  Julie Blumenfeld

Co-Chair:  Elisa Weatherbee

Contact:  CEC@newjerseymidwife.org

To RSVP for our annual Midwifery Continuing Education day, please send an email to:

CEUday@newjerseymidwife.org

Student Liaison Committee

Serve as an active channel of communication between midwifery students and the Affiliate and vice versa; promote student participation in affiliate activities.

Chairperson:  Metta Cahill

Co-Chair:  Jasmine McCracken

Contact:  students@newjerseymidwife.org

Social Media Committee

Promote the profession of midwifery by increasing visibility of CNMs and CMs in New Jersey and facilitating timely communication about events and issues to members and consumers, utilizing a variety of media.

Chairperson: Elisa Weatherbee

Co-Chair:  Jennifer Barraclough

Contact:  socialmedia@newjerseymidwife.org

Public Relations Committee

Augment and work with the Social Media Committee to publicize midwifery (CNM/CMs) in New Jersey, increase knowledge of midwifery and midwifery model of care.

Chairperson:  Paola Escobar

Co-Chair:  Kathy Gater

Contact:  PRC@newjerseymidwife.org

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Promote diversity, equity and inclusion in ACNM and midwifery; increase the number of midwives from underrepresented groups in all roles and at all levels; improve the capacity of ACNM members to work effectively across cultures; and foster accountability, ongoing learning and a sustained culture of inclusion within ACNM. Included in this committee is the Midwives of Color Caucus which provides support for midwives and students who self-identify as people of color, fosters relationships with organizations representing health professionals of color in New Jersey, and supports efforts to encourage more people of color to enter the profession of midwifery.

Chairperson: Linda Locke

MOC Caucus: Shan Carter and Shay Recalde

Contact: I&DC@newjerseymidwife.org

Herstory Committee

Ensure that the history of the Affiliate is maintained.

Position open to volunteers.

If you are interested in this position, please let us know by emailing: 

njacnm@newjerseymidwife.org