California Nurse-Midwives Association

 

The California Nurse Midwife Association (CNMA) is the professional organization representing Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives in the state of California. We are an affiliate of The American College of Nurse-Midwives

 

CNMA advocates for the people we serve, our communities and the midwifery profession. We aim to increase access to midwifery care, improve maternal-child health care outcomes with a specific focus on reducing racism-based disparities, and to advance sexual and reproductive healthcare in California. 

 

CNMA provides our members with continuing education, timley resources and community with other midwives.   

 

Current Leadership

Board of Directors

Health Policy Committee

Reproductive Justice - Antiracism Committee 

Organizational Structure 

CNMA is run by an 11-member volunteer board, six appointed committee members and involves over 30 active members in our Health Policy, Professional Practice, and Reproductive Justice & Antiracism Workgroups. 

 

Please reach out if you are interested in getting involved! 

 

Learn more about our organizational structure

Board of Directors:

President: Elected by the CNMA membership. The president serves a four year term. The first year is as president elect, working closely with the current president. Then they serve two years as president followed by a year as past-president, offering continued guidance and support for the incoming president.  

Past-President or President-Elect: See above, in any given year there is either a past-president or president-elect on the board. Past-presidents are non-voting members, while the President-Elect is a voting position.  

Secretary: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term and is responsible for maintaining affiliate documents.  

Treasurer: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term and fiscal health of the organization.

 

Reproductive Justice & Anti-Racism Chair: Appointed by the CNMA Reproductive Justice and Anti-Racism Committee. Serves a two-year term. Responsible for guiding CNMA in our aim to become an organization committed to the reproductive-justice framework and to become and anti-racist organization. Acts as liaison between the Board and the Reproductive Justice Anti-Racism Committee.  

Member at large - Representing Underrepresented Community: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison and represents the interests of a community underrepresented in midwifery and/or on the CNMA board.  

Member at large - Representing Underrepresented Community: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison and represents the interests of a community underrepresented in midwifery and/or on the CNMA board. 

Nor-Cal Rep: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison between CNMA and Nor-Cal Midwives. 

Central CA Rep: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison between CNMA and Central CA Midwives. 

So-Cal Rep: Elected by the CNMA membership. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison between CNMA and So-Cal Midwives.

Student Rep: Position rotates annually between Nurse-Midwifery education programs in California. Serves a two year term. Acts as liaison between CNMA and California Midwives.

 

Committees: 

Health Policy Committee & Workgroup

Reproductive Justice & Antiracism Committee & Workgroup

Professional Practice Committee & Workgroup

 

Appointed Chairs: 

Health Policy Committee Chair: Is appointed by the President and serves a two year term. See Health Policy Committee & Workgroup page for more information on this role. 

Health Policy Committee Vice Chair: Is appointed by the President and serves a two year term. See Health Policy Committee & Workgroup page for more information on this role.

Professional Practice Committee Chair: Newly appointed in 2021 to develop a committee & workgroup to help support the growth and expansion of midwifery in CA by supporting practicing midwives to grow, expand and start new practices.  

 

Membership Chair: Appointed by President to assist in outreach and maintenance of

membership relationships

Website management and design Chair: Appointed by President to develop &

maintain the CNMA website.

Social Media Chair: Appointed by President to develop & maintain the CNMA Social

Media Presence

National Government Affairs Committee Representative: Appointed by President acts as liaison between ACNM National Government Affairs Committee and CNMA

Learn more about our organizational structure