Oregon ACNM Foundation

2018 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 – President

Happy Barnes-Light, CNM – Vice-President

Mary Koski-Vogt, CNM – Secretary

Leah Peterson, CNM – Treasurer

Reb Huggins, CNM

Annie Ziembe, CNM

Lori Swain, CNM – President of the Oregon Affiliate of ACNM

2018 saw the growth of our foundation board to 7 members and we expect to be electing new members in early 2020. The Board members have worked to understand and fulfill their roles on a non-profit board of directors and will continue to commit to board development over the next two years.


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.


to the education and professional growth of midwives and professionals providing maternal/child healthcare.

to the needs of practicing midwives with a focus on developing personal and professional resilience.

to building midwifery leadership in Oregon.