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24 Hours to VOTE!

Greetings MANA members!

Just a friendly reminder that you have 24 hours to vote! The election will close tomorrow, Tuesday December 14, 2021 at 8 pm Central. Please check your emails for your ballot.

The newly elected Board will be announced January 10, 2022.

Happy Holidays!

2021 Election - Candidate Statements and Bios

With input from the membership and the MANA Board, the Nominations and Elections Committee works hard to find qualified nominees for every position with the intention of providing members with a choice of candidates. Please review each candidate’s submitted bio and/or personal statement. Elections will take place from December 7th-14th.

Election 2021 Update

It's almost time to vote!
All our nominees have released their statements via the Newsletter. Please check your email to learn more about each candidate. A couple candidates have also shared videos which we posted on the Facebook page, so please, also check those out when you get a chance.

Nominations Open for All Board Positions

The Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) is the organization that unites all
midwives under a single cause - the advancement of midwifery - regardless of credential,
degree, or route of entry. When MANA is strong, all midwives are stronger. The last decade has
seen MANA struggling under the weight of its own history, and too organizationally bound to
move forward effectively. Drastic action is needed to bring the vision of our founders in
alignment with the priorities of midwifery in the 2020s. 

The future of MANA has arrived!

MANA Leadership Update

Thank you for your patience as you have waited for the outcome of the recent deliberations regarding Dr. Sarita Bennett’s continued leadership as Interim President of the Midwives Alliance of North America. As shared by former Vice President Tomasina Oliver, the overwhelming majority of MANA members voted to remove Dr. Bennett from her position at MANA. The current board is acutely aware that we serve at the pleasure of our membership, and the will of the membership was held very much in the forefront during this entire process.

Board of Director Statements

President's Statement

2021 Board Emergency Letter

The Midwives Alliance of North America appreciates the patience and feedback received during this current transition involving the Interim President Dr. Sarita Bennett.

International Confederation of Midwives - 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress Update

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) just wrapped up their International Congress where important discussions were held, including gender equality, Continuity of Care for the women we serve, and the acknowledgment of indigenous midwives.

MANA Statistics Update

The MANA Statistics Project was born in the 1990’s when database technology was young and innovative, the brainchild of Ellen Harris-Braun, CPM.  The brilliance of the many volunteers who have nurtured and grown “MANA Stats” along the way continues to be a foundation as the project transforms into its next chapter.  The

MANA Election 2021

Thank you members of MANA for allowing me to serve as Vice President of MANA during the RISE 2020 and TRANSITIONS 2021 eras of this organization. 

And thank You MANA BOARD! It has been one of my greatest accomplishments to be present on this Board of Directors.

About this time last March 2020, I was appointed as the Vice President of MANA. I volunteered to uphold the office as described in the Policy & Procedure Manual which is the tool that governs and guides this board.

As MANA’s Vice President, I was responsible for: