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AABC News Brief - AUG 23 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kate Bauer

3 Things You Need to Know

1. AABC Election Results

2. AABC Annual Business Meeting to Be Held at AABC Birth Institute

3. AABC Encourages ALL to Take Action to Support Midwives for MOMS


1. AABC Election Results

This summer the AABC held elections for the AABC Board of Directors. The ballot included 15 candidates for 8 Board positions. This year marked the highest rate of member voting in the last 5 years.  

The election was very close with just a few votes separating several candidates. One member commented on the candidates, "What a wonderful ballot of talented, experienced and foward looking candidates. I'll take any and all of them!!"  The membership elected the following to serve:

  • Jill Alliman, DNP, CNM - Faculty at Frontier Nursing University
  • Mary Kay Ayers, DNP, CNM - Midwife at The Birth Center at PCC (Berwyn, IL)
  • Judy Butler, DNP, CNM - Midwife at The Midwifery Center at TMC for Women (Tucson, AZ) and faculty for Frontier Nursing University
  • Abigail Eaves, MSN, CNM - Co-founder, executive director and a staff midwife at Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Jackie Griggs, MSN, CNM, IBCLC - Director of Midwife in the Heights/Birth Center of Beamont (Beaumont, TX)
  • Madi Nolan Grimes, ASM, CDM, CPM - Director and midwife at Juneau Family Birth Center (Juneau, AK)
  • Christy Peterson, MSN, CNM - Midwife and co-owner of Clarksville Midwifery (Clarksville, TN)
  • Moira Tannenbaum, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, LCCE - Nurse at Correct Care Solutions (Pontiac, MI) and Editor at Upwork

These new and returning directors will be installed at the AABC Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Orlando, Florida at the AABC Birth Institute.

Learn more about the AABC Board of Directors>>


2. AABC Annual Business Meeting to Be Held at AABC Birth Institute

Saturday, September 14th at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

AABC will hold the 2019 Annual Business Meeting of Members on Saturday, September 14th (8:00AM - 10:00AM ET) at the AABC Birth institute in Orlando, Florida.

Members do not need to be registered for the conference to attend the Business Meeting.

It is important for all members to participate either in person or by proxy to assure that there is a quorum for business to be conducted at the Annual Business Meeting.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can assign a proxy here.

If you have any questions, please contact the national AABC office ( / 215.234.8068).


3. AABC Encourages ALL to Take Action to Support Midwives for MOMS

Do you have a few minutes? That's all it takes to support midwifery education.  The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) has an easy-to-use online site for midwifery adovcates to ask their Congresspeople to support the recently introduced Midwives for Maximizing Optimal Maternity Service (MOMS) Act, HR 3849.

This Midwives for MOMS Act seeks to improve maternal health outcomes; ensure access to high-quality maternal health services for women, newborns, individuals, and families; and help end crisis level U.S. maternal mortality rates by expanding educational opportunities for Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), Certified Midwives (CMs), and Certified Professional Midwives (CPMs). This unprecedented, monumental legislation represents the first time that federal policymakers have prioritized investment in accredited midwifery education programs.

Only with your help can this legislation become law during the 116th Session of Congress.  So, take a few minutes now for future midwives.

Contact your U.S. Representative to support the Midwives for MOMS Act>>

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