MANA's Secretary position is open for nominations

To the Membership of Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA),

It has truly been a journey of learning and growing to be a part of the MANA board for the past 2 years. As MANA’s Secretary, my job description includes:

  • Record keeping
  • Recording and disseminating board call and meeting minutes.
  • Correspondence
  • Generating and monitoring board member task lists.
  • Participating with Director of Organizational Development to continually update the Policy and Procedure Handbook.
  • Creating, organizing and disseminating Board packets for spring and fall board meetings.

Since joining as Secretary of MANA in March of 2019 by appointment of the Board of Directors, I have seen and been a part of many transitions within our organization. We have had changes within the board, to our mission statement, how we plan and host conferences, and so much more.

As I begin the final year of my term, I am presently updating the Conference Manual and the Policy & Procedure Manual, and assisting with the plans for the upcoming Regional Conference in Columbus, MS in October, 2021.

I will be stepping down as Secretary in March of 2022. So, at this time, MANA would like to invite and receive nominations and self-nominations for the board position of Secretary. 

The Secretary will:

  • Be a current voting member of MANA.
  • Format agendas for board calls, and work with the President to create the agenda for in person board meetings.
  • Attend phone, virtual, and in-person board meetings, and annual conferences
  • Serve on the Executive Council.
  • Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records, and archive MANA material when appropriate.
  • Assist the President and other board members to create letters and other MANA documentation that will be used internally and externally.
  • With the Board of Directors, create annual report for conference and take minutes at the business meeting at the annual conference and any board associated meetings.
  • Create and review board minutes and ensure board minutes are approved by the Board of Directors in a timely manner.
  • Provide notice to the board of all board meetings and committee meetings, when appropriate.

“Eligible voting members are those who are individual members of MANA at the close of nominations for the current election.”

MANA invites all members to have an active part in our nomination and election process. 

Submit all nominations to

by August 31st, 2021.


I thank you for all your support of MANA and all Midwives.

Renata Hillman, MANA Secretary


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