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California Nurse-Midwives Association

Updated: Aug 1, 2021

July 2021 | Mid-Month Update


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Join the CNMA Board of Directors!

President-Elect (10/2021-10/2025)

Secretary (10/2021-10/2023)

Northern California Representative (10/2021-10/2023)

Central California Representative (10/2021-10/2023)

Nominating Committee Members (10/2021-10/2024)

Join a CNMA Committee!

Seeking Assistant Membership Chair!

Continuing Education Committee

Midwifery Workforce Development and Education Support Committee

Please contact dmvandewiele@gmail.com for more information.

Save the Date for the CNMA Annual Meeting!

National Policy

Midwives for MOMS Act

TRIUMPH for New Moms Act

Ask Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor the BABIES Act

Education, Trainings, and Webinars

Saving the Lives of Moms and Babies

Navigating COVID: Unpacking the Journey of Nursing

Massive Obstetric Hemorrhage: What you need to know

Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Webinar Series

AWHONN Education Town Hall: Public Policy Town Hall

25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum

Scholarships and Grants

2021 Varney ACNM Foundation Leadership Award

ACNM Volunteer Opportunities


Representative to AIM

Job Opportunities

CommuniCare Health Centers

Frontier Nursing University

Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health

Nightingale Birth Center Closure: Space Available

San Mateo Medical Center

Midwife Crush Mondays!

Questions? News? Want to get involved?


Join the CNMA Board of Directors!

The CNMA annual election is coming soon, but first we need some candidates! If you’re interested in joining our highly productive team (and bulking up your CV in the process), now’s the time to jump in! Thinking about running, but not sure you’ve got what it takes? We’re committed to mentoring new board members in their role and setting you up for success. The following offices are up for election this Summer: President-Elect, Secretary, Central California Representative, and Northern California Representative.

President-Elect (10/2021-10/2025)

During the first year (10/2021-10/2022), the President-Elect is mentored and supported by the current President as they learn the role and prepare to take on leadership of the board of directors (BOD) and the affiliate. Duties include:

  1. Non-voting member of the BOD.

  2. Attend virtual BOD meetings and other committee meetings throughout the month to learn about the structure and inside operations within the association.

  3. Attend 2 in-person meetings annually that alternate between Northern and Southern California.

During the second and third years (10/2022-10/2024) the President’s duties include the following:

  1. Be the face of CNMA. Be prepared to give interviews, help draft legislation and correspondence when needed, advocate for midwifery and birthing people, stay up to date on health policy issues within the association and the state.

  2. Lead all BOD meetings (prepare the agenda, establish a quorum, get approval for the agenda, approve the minutes along with the secretary, make corrections, sign the minutes).

  3. Voting member of the BOD.

  4. Lead the CNMA Annual Meeting (present the awards, introduce speakers, recognize off going BOD members, and welcome incoming BOD members).

  5. Write the CNMA newsletter.

  6. Attend the ACNM Annual Meeting and represent CNMA during the California Affiliate Meetin