NYM Committees

NYM’s committees allow us to accomplish a wide variety of functions.  We are always looking for new members, and you do not need to be a board member to join!  Please contact the chair listed on the committee’s page if you are interested in joining..


Communications Committee

Communications Committee is responsible for maintaining NYM’s website, updating our social media, circulating information to members and legislators, and monitoring NYM’s phone and email.

Contact: Yuliya at Ylabko@gmail.com

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Committee

This NYM initiative's goal is to encourage diversity in midwifery education, discourse, and practice to strengthen and expand the relevance of midwifery in all of society.

Contact:  Helena Grant

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Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is responsible for maintaining and examining the finances of NYSALM. The Committee works to determine budgets for committees, special projects, and the organization as a whole, as well as planning fundraising when necessary and long-term financial planning.

    • Contact: Please contact Ann at amvcnm@gmail.com if you are seeking the budget itself, the financial audit, or other documents not listed here.

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IMPACT Committee

IMPACT Committee works to promote awareness of NYS midwifery licensure, scope of practice, and education requirements, among the NYS healthcare community. This will benefit midwives as they pursue employment, privileging, and credentialing. The initial focus of this committee will include the education of midwives, midwifery employers, hospital staff and other relevant stakeholders.

Contact: Tahiti Starship

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Insurance Committee

Insurance Committee works to facilitate midwives' relations with insurance providers. This includes identifying a variety of barriers to reimbursement and working to overcome them. The Insurance Committee is also developing a database of New York insurance providers and their policies, midwifery participation, and reimbursement.

Contact: Beth at ecooper736@aol.com


Legislative Committee

Legislative Committee organizes NYM’s annual Advocacy Day in Albany, when midwives and midwifery allies meet with legislators to lobby for (or against) bills relevant to midwifery and women’s health.

Contact: Betsy Arnold-Leahy at balcnm@gmail.com

or Sherrie Hunter Kelly at shunterkelly@gmail.com

Program Committee

Program Committee schedules and organizes events, meetings, education sessions and social gatherings for NYM. This includes the Annual Meeting, our annual dinner before Lobby Day, and special events.

Contact: Susanrachel at susanrachel.condon@gmail.com

Quality Assurance Committee

Quality Assurance Committee works to improve midwifery practice.  The Home Birth Integration Initiative published guidelines for home birth practice in 2015 and in 2020 published guidelines to improve transfers from community birth to hospital.

Contact: Kate at midwifinn@gmail.com


Governance & Bylaws

Contact Susan Pantano