California Nurse-Midwives Association

CNMA Annual Meeting 

Mapping Our Route to Autonomous Practice

Monday, October 6th, 2014

9:30am to 4:30pm

California Endowment

Oakland Conference Center

1111 Broadway, 7th Floor

Oakland, CA

It is that time of the year again! The Board of Directors for the CNMA would like to  invite you to attend our Annual Meeting. Registration and the meeting program are found in this email.  

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Registration is available via Formstack at the link below:

Registration Fee: CNMA members, $40;  Non-CNMA Members;  Students, $30

Please contact Lindsey Fritsch if you have any questions at  

2014 CNMA Elections

Welcome to the CNMA online ballot for the 2014 elections! Please click on the link below to vote for your new representatives!

There are two positions being voted on this cycle. They are:
1) Southern California Regional Director
2) Treasurer

As there is only one candidate in each category, we ask you to simply vote yes or no for each one. The candidate needs at least 51% yes votes to be able to take the position. 

Preliminary results will be announced at the CNMA Annual Meeting & Conference. 

If you have any questions about elections, please contact Rebekah Wheeler, the CNMA Nominating Committee chair: or 617-959-9798.

Elections close October 23, 2014. 

Thank you for voting!!!

Calling for Nominations for the Annual Meeting

Health Policy - Clinical Preceptor of the Year - Outstanding Research

It is time for nominations for the awards to be given at the annual meeting. Please submit your nominations below.

Celebrating 40 Years of Midwifery in Santa Cruz

CNMA presents – Samba Dá!

Kuumbwa Jazz Club in Santa Cruz

Saturday, October 4, 2014


(doors open at 12:30pm for silent auction benefitting midwifery advocacy)

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

For more information email or visit their Facebook page at

Spread the word. Print and distribute the poster!

(L to R: Mary Farrell, CNM; Melanie Phipps, CNM; BJ Snell, CNM; Asm Toni Atkins; Melissa Grear Mann, CNM; Karen Roslie, of Best Start Birth Center) 

San Diego CNMs and Birth Centers meet with Assemblywoman and Speaker of the House, Toni Atkins, as part of CNMA's in-district advocacy efforts! The San Diego chapter organized several in-district advocacy visits during summer recess, to help chapter members build on-going relationships with their representatives, helping legislators understand the power of the midwifery model of care! We were especially thrilled to meet with Asm Atkins, a huge supporter of improving women's health care in California.

CNMA will be continuing to support in-district advocacy on an on-going basis – for more information, visit the In-District Advocacy page under Health Policy, or contact the CNMA in-district advocacy coordinator: Hannah Bronsky-Pena,

Questions or comments about this website?  Please email Maria Kammerer at

The CNMA works to improve women's health through midwifery. Help us accomplish our maternal legislative goals by donating NOW! Click here to learn more about how we improve the health of women and their families.


Keep up-to-date on Health policy issues - visit our new BLOG!

The Road to Autonomous Practice

On September 3, CNMA hosted a webinar on The Road to Autonomous Practice.  A slide show of the presentation can be viewed now at  You will need your ACNM username and password to log in.  An audio recording of the webinar is coming soon.

Keep Calm buttons now available!


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