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The CNMA Health Policy Committee & Workgroup

The Health Policy Committee advocates for the people we serve, our communities and the midwifery profession. We aim to support legislation and policy that increases access to reproductive health care, especially care by midwives for all Californians. We aim to support legislation and policy that will reduce health disparities for BIPOC, trans and non-binary, LGBQ, people with disabilities, poor people and others impacted by systemic inequalities. We aim to support legislation and policy that removes barriers to midwifery care in CA. 


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Take Action Now! Whenever we have a call to action for supporting reproductive  health, rights and justice in CA it will be shared out on this page and via social media. Follow CNMA on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date on policy and other topics important to midwives in California! 


Health Policy Committee & Workgroup Team Members


Committee Chairs:

Health Policy Chair: Holly Smith, CNM (2018-2021 first term)

Health Policy Vice Chair: Liz Donnelly, CNM (2018-2021 first term)

Committee Members:

Kim Dau, Immediate Past Chair - Non-Voting Member, (2018-2021 Second Term) 

Kavita Noble, Immediate Past Vice-Chair (2018-2021 Third term)

Djina Ariel: (2018-2021 Second Term)

Kathleen Belzer (2020-2023 Second term)

Parie Lambert: (2018-2021 Second Term)

Bethany Sasaki: (2018-2021 First Term)

Paris Maloof-Bury: (2018-2021 First Term)

Work Group Members:

Ana Delgado

Ana Rapoport

Betsy Jenkins

Cameron E Brandt

Cara Cuc Sheppard

Carrie Holschuh

Casey Johnson

Cathy McGovern

Charlette Withers

Devon Vandewiele

Elena Gutierrez

Elizabeth Dubbs

Emily Beck

Esme Howard

Hannah Schroeder

Hilary Reyes

Jacqui Henrich

Jenna Shaw-Battista

Julia Goldin

Kim Hibbs

Laura Sheperis

Melina Rapazzini

Mar Schupp

Nancy Myrick

Rebecca Garrett Brown

Ruth Mielke

Yen Dahl


Last updated November 2020

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