Oregon ACNM Foundation

2020 Annual Report


The Oregon ACNM Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit organization associated with the Oregon Affiliate of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (Affiliate).

The Foundation was established in 2012 to support the mission and purposes of the Affiliate with a focus on the education of Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), Certified Midwives (CMs), Student Nurse-Midwives (SNMs) and other health professionals. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we offer individuals the opportunity to support our mission through tax-deductible donations.

The Foundation is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and current members are:

Kate Pelosi, CNM – Chair

Happy Barnes-Light, CNM – Vice-Chair

Anne Ziemba, CNM – Secretary

Leah Peterson, CNM – Treasurer

Cathy Emeis, CNM - Board Member

Mary Koski-Vogt, CNM - Board Member

Jesse Remer, CD/PCD/BDT/LCCE - Board Member

Stacey Wilson, CNM - Board Member

Jessica Newgard, CNM (interim) – President of the Oregon Affiliate of ACNM


We serve Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs), Certified Midwives (CMs), student midwives, related health professionals and individuals in the state of Oregon. We believe that through professional and leadership development of midwives we are contributing to maternal and child health in our community.



We are committed to the education and professional growth of midwives and professionals providing maternal child health care


We are dedicated to building midwifery leadership throughout Oregon


We are committed to quality health care for all Oregonians through direct outreach to underserved communities as well as financial support for BIPOC midwifery students


We are responsive to the needs of practicing midwives, with a focus on developing personal and professional resilience