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California Nurse-Midwives Association

JULY 2021 | Newsletter




Message from the President

Join the CNMA Board of Directors!

Join a CNMA Committee!

Save the Date for the CNMA Annual Meeting!

National Policy

Midwives for MOMS Act

Ask Your Legislators to Co-Sponsor the BABIES Act

Education, Trainings, and Webinars

Postpartum Support International 34th Annual Conference

Midwifery Works 2021 Call for Abstracts Now Open

The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress (Part 2)

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

AABC Birth Center Onboarding Training

25th Anniversary Nurse Leadership Forum

Scholarships and Grants

AABC Achievement Award

2021 Varney ACNM Foundation Leadership Award

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships to attend AABC Birth Institute

ACNM Volunteer Opportunities

DEI Focus Group


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

Job openings to share?

Medi-Cal Rx Updates

Midwife Crush Mondays!

Questions? News? Want to get involved?


Message from the President

My message this month is simple: We need YOU!

Our election is just a few short months away, and we’re in need of candidates. If you’ve ever thought about serving on the CNMA Board of Directors but were worried you might not have what it takes, believe me when I say you are good enough! Don’t believe me? When I was nominated to serve as President, I was a new graduate nurse-midwife, less than a year out of school. If I can do this, so can you. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be willing! We’re building mentorship into our leadership structure, and I promise we won’t let you fail.

Want to serve, but not yet ready for the Board of Directors? Join one of our committees! Help develop and rediversify the midwifery workforce by joining the Midwifery Workforce Development and Education Support Committee, grow our membership by joining the Membership Committee, or help plan the upcoming Annual Meeting by joining our Continuing Education Committee! There is so much work to do, and we make it fun (I promise).

Now’s your chance to pad your CV and make new friends. Join us! Read on for more details and don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m super friendly and almost always caffeinated!

With seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm,

Paris Maloof-Bury, CNM, IBCLC

President, California Nurse-Midwives Association



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).