Welcome to our new IHS/Tribal Affiliate of ACNM Website.
If you have questions or suggestions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our meeting minutes from the ACNM conference in Nashville are posted in the NEWS and Member sections.
Thank you for those who voted - Madeline Powers is the new Secretary of our Affiliate and we will post her bio soon.
Please consider Benchmarking for 2014, our stats look good in general and we should be putting them out there.
Phoenix Indian Medical Center Receives Prestigious International Award
Arizona’s First Breastfeeding Hospital
Big Congratulations to PIMC!!
President of the IHS/Tribal Affiliate
Deborah Crabbe CNM, MS.
Graduated from Georgetown University in 1993. Worked in a Home birth/hospital private practice 1994-1995. Started at Northern Navajo Medical Center in 1995 as a Staff Midwife and became the Supervisory Midwife in 2010. Went to Afghanistan April 28-May 29, 2010 as part of the HHS, IHS Afghanistan Health Initiative. Volunteer work in Uganda as RN and in Ghana as CNM. Appointed to the New Mexico Midwifery Advisory Board June 2006 to present. Member of the Breastfeeding Task Force at NNMC 1995 to present and member of the San Juan County Breastfeeding Task Force. Contact person for the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative moving our facility towards BFHI status. Serving as Treasurer of the Four Corners ACNM Chapter 19, 2001 to present. Spearheaded the effort to have an IHS/Tribal Affiliate of ACNM, which was approved December 2011. She resides in Farmington, NM.
Vice President/President Elect of IHS/Tribal Affiliate
Amanda St. Aubin CNMI graduated from UCSF in 2009 with the hopes of working for an IHS/tribal hospital. I started working in Shiprock, NM at NNMC in August, 2010. I grew up in southwestern Minnesota and began my career in women's health by working as an OB nurse in the same rural hospital I was born in. I've been the secretary of the Four Corners affiliate since the fall of 2010. I am a member of the Education section of the Division of Global Health within the ACNM and have travelled and volunteered internationally with various groups through work, school, and independent organizations throughout my career as a nurse and midwife. I've experienced working with women in Guyana, Tanzania, Haiti, Mexico, and Guatemala. Working on the reservation offers many of the same difficulties that I've faced when volunteering in developing countries around the world. I enjoy the unique challenges of working with Navajo women in IHS. I assisted Deborah Crabbe in forming the IHS/tribal affiliate because I felt there needed to be a forum for midwives who face similar challenges within the ACNM.
Treasurer of IHS/Tribal Affiliate
Linda Barnes CNM, MSc
Earned her MSc at Columbia University in New York and practiced with MIC and NewYorkUniversity at Bellevue Hospital for 12 years. She was ACNM New York Region treasurer for several years before moving to Colorado in 1999. After working internationally in Kosovo and Afghanistan between 2000 and 2007 she started working for IHS at Fort Defiance and Chinle. She resides in Durango and continues to work part-time at Fort Defiance.