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)
- 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.
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.
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:
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: Barbara Reale
Co-Chair: Louise Aucott
Co-Chair: Catherine McCabe
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
To RSVP for our annual Midwifery Continuing Education day, please send an email to:
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
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-Chairs: Shannon Weaver
Public Relations Committee
This committee is a sub-division of the Social Media Committee. Its goal is to 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
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