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


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