Cara Krulewitch, CNM, PhD, FACNM, FAAN, has been a certified nurse-midwife since 1997 as a graduate from the SUNY-StonyBrook. She is the current President of the AMCB, has served as Treasurer and a member of the CMP Committee. Prior to her midwifery education, she received her B.S. in biology in 1976 from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, her RN diploma from Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in 1978, a BSN and an M.S in Perinatal Nursing from the University of Illinois Health Sciences Center, Chicago in 1982 and 1984 and her PhD in perinatal epidemiology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1992. She has published and presented widely on intimate partner homicide and violence in pregnancy, and received a number of awards, including the 2001 Journal Article of the Year from the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health (JMWH). The health care policy discussion spurred by her research culminated in the Safe Motherhood Act and the Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2001. Currently she is a Health Policy Analyst for the Department of Defense where she is a Program Director for Women’s Health, Medical Ethics and Patient Advocacy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. She has held a number of Federal positions in the Department of Health and Human Services, and was an Assistant Professor in the Midwifery Program at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.