MEET: Betsy Jenkins
Betsy Jenkins, CNM, MPH is the Southern California Representative of the CNMA and Director of Midwifery Services at Eisner Health, an FQHC Community Clinic in Los Angeles. Betsy received her undergraduate and Masters in Public Health degrees at UCLA. She received her BSN at CSULA and nurse-midwifery education at LAC-USC. Betsy has practiced full scope midwifery for over 25 years in both private practice and community health settings. As Director of Midwifery Services, she oversees the midwifery practice at two hospitals: Martin Luther King Community Hospital and California Hospital. She has long worked with the Medical Director of Women's Services to promote a model MD/CNM collaborative practice for our patient population with a strong focus on perinatal safety, low NTSV cesareans and high VBAC success rates. In the coming year, she hopes to work with a recent CMQCC initiative to improve Birth Certificate reporting accuracy and better reflect the number of CNM deliveries recorded in the state. When not working, Betsy has a passion for long distance cycling, and volunteers for the AIDS/LifeCycle event annually. She also loves to knit, hike, and most recently, being Nana to her grandson, Lander.