California Nurse-Midwives Association

CNMA Leadership Team

CNMA is a member organization and all of the members in leadership are volunteers. We have many committees that need midwives just like you. If everyone helps a little bit, we can get more done! Please contact our committee members if you are interested in giving a little of your time to CNMA. We have short term projects and long term projects.

CNMA Structure (pdf slides)


Secretary: Sheri Mateo, CNM
Treasurer: Elizabeth Smith, CNM

Regional Directors

Northern CA: Jillian Cauley, CNM
Northern CA: Ana Rapoport, CNM
Central CA: Christie Pitney, CNM
Central CA: Empty
Southern CA: Betsey Jenkins, CNM


Health Policy Committee Chair: Holly Smith, CNM
Health Policy Committee Vice Chair: Liz Donnelly, CNM
Bylaws Committee Chair: Kathy Heilig, CNM
Education Chair: Vacant
Membership Chair: Monica Viera,CNM

Internal Communications : Maria Kammerer, CNM

Student Representative: Mar Schupp, SNM

Archives Committee Chair: Linda Walsh, CNM

Past Presidents of CNMA
Melanie Austin, Monica Viera, 
Susan Stone, Ruth Mielke, Connie Swentek

CNMA Chapter Chairs 

Los Angeles and Ventura CountiesDavi Khalsa and Eyelle Sacher
Midwives of Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay (Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties): Martina Szarek
Capital Chapter (Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba and Colusa Counties): Bethany Sasaki and Jenny Markovic
San Diego and Imperial Counties: Kel Shield
San Francisco Bay Area: Lauren Lockwood
South Bay Area (Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties): Olga Libova

Interested in starting a chapter in your area? Check out these helpful documents below:

Standard Rules and Operating Procedures: PDF or MS Word

Putting Together Your Local Chapter: Tips and Tricks

Nurse-Midwifery Committee of the Board of Registered Nursing


Midwife Jobs is the primary website for finding midwife jobs nationally. While we will occasionally post California jobs on the CNMA website we encourage you to also make use of the well-maintained ACNM site.

California CNM Jobs

Posted 10/25/18

Per-Diem CNM Position in Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz midwifery team is growing! We’re looking for a per-diem CNM to join our incredible group of 7 midwives and 10 OBGYN’s in beautiful Santa Cruz. Our midwives attend deliveries at Dominican Hospital and Sutter Maternity and Surgery center catering to a diverse group of women in a small, welcoming community. If you’re interested please apply at

Job ID: PAMF-1817593





•Graduation from an accredited school of nurse-midwifery.

•Active, unrestricted CA RN license;

•Active, unrestricted CA Certified Nurse Midwife license

•Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board

•CA BRN issued Furnishing license

•DEA number with CS II-V prescriptive authority or DEA number/eligible.

•CPR/BLS Certification as per established PAMF policy 

•NRP if required by hospital for privileges department. 



•Six months related clinical experience

•Bilingual (Spanish)

Anabel Albano, CNM

Manager, Advance Practice Clinicians

Administrative Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Surgical and Procedural Specialties

Palo Alto Medical Foundation-Santa Cruz Division

Direct Line (831) 479-6616

Posted 7/27/17

Santa Rosa Birth Center Hiring Full-Scope CNM

The Santa Rosa Birth Center is hiring an additional CNM to join our team!  We are celebrating our 25th anniversary of full-scope women's health, prenatal, postpartum and lactation support. Births are attended at our free-standing, fully licensed and CABC accredited birth center or at the local hospital where we have maternal and newborn privileges allowing us to provide full continuity of care. Our population is primarily publicly funded, with ~80% of all clients receiving MediCal.

The position is for a full-scope CNM. Position includes medical, dental and vision benefits and paid time off. Excellent new grads welcomed to apply Bilingual Spanish and willingness to relocate to Santa Rosa preferred.

Our practice is truly collaborative and each CNM plays an integral role.  This an excellent opportunity to work in a joint, in-and-out of hospital setting.  We seek a candidate with a desire to promote midwifery care in the community and who will help us grow our practice.  Please send a letter of interest & CV to

Posted 7/17/18

Staff Midwife Position at Pacifica Family Maternity Center in Berkely

Pacifica Family Maternity Center is seeking a full-time staff midwife to provide antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, family planning, and well-woman health care.

We are an accredited freestanding birth center in Berkeley, California with a group practice of 4 dedicated midwives and 3-4 students of varying education levels. Our clientele is made up of a diverse population and we typically serve approximately 12 families each month. 

We are looking for a competent and experienced licensed or certified nurse midwife in California with out of hospital birth experience and NARM preceptor eligibility (minimum three years of experience or 50 births as primary midwife, as specified by NARM). Most of our clients are english speaking, however, language skills in Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin are helpful.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to

We appreciate your consideration! 

Cindy Haag, Midwife
Carlee Ann Brown, Midwife
Kavita Noble, Midwife
Vanessa Caldari, Midwife
Jessamyn Meyerhoff, Midwife

Posted 4/9/18

SF St. Lukes Hiring Full-Time CNM

Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation is a not for profit corporation that exists to provide medical services, research and education. The foundation provides the infrastructure for the delivery of physician services, and contracts with a separate corporation comprised of physicians and other care providers to deliver the clinical services. This multi-specialty foundation will provide a platform from which new physicians can be recruited to continue to provide physician services in a nonprofit, community setting. The Foundation's vision is to create a medical group that will deliver high quality, market competitive medical services.
The Nurse Midwife provides age and specialty appropriate patient diagnosis, treatments/procedures, education, consultation and follow up. Midwife (CNM) provides antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, including an active participation in a Comprehensive Prenatal Services Program (CPSP).


  • Diploma in midwifery required.
  • Master's degree in midwifery preferred.
  • Registered Nurse - State of California Licensure required.
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) required.
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) required.


  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in full service midwifery practice required.
  • 1 year of experience in high risk obstetrics required.
  • 1 year of experience in CPSP programs preferred.
Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco
Organization: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day/Evening/Night
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days
Weekend Requirements: Rotating
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80