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Sarah McCullough practices as a full scope midwife at Hennepin Healthcare in the oldest nurse-midwife service in Minnesota, opened in 1971. She has grown from her experiences in hospital, birth center, and community health center settings, and enjoys working in a diverse urban area. Fluent in Spanish, Sarah takes pleasure in providing care for patients who come from different cultures and working with their families. She also appreciates the opportunity to precept the next generation of midwives and educate others about midwifery.
In 2012 Sarah graduated from Vanderbilt University and holds certifications in midwifery and in family practice. Sarah has served as a member of the Exam Committee since 2017 and previously served as co-president for the Minnesota Affiliate of ACNM.
Ron is a dual board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife. He has served in a number of nursing and healthcare leadership roles and recently retired from the United States Navy as a CAPT after 30 years of service. He has participated in numerous humanitarian missions around the world and he has served as a member of the Certificate Maintenance Committee most of the past 13 years.
Dr. Brie Thumm has been practicing midwifery domestically and internationally since 2001 when she completed her Masters in the Science of Nursing at Yale University. She obtained her MBA in health care administration at Baruch College in New York City and her PhD in health systems research at University of Colorado College of Nursing. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing where her primary area of research is provider well-being and perinatal workforce development to address disparities in maternal health outcomes. Prior to her current position, Brie provided care at Planned Parenthood of New York City, served as the Assistant Director of the Sexual Assault Response Team for the Manhattan public hospitals, conducted mental and behavioral health research at the Rocky Mountain Regional Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, and led the clinical and research arms of the Maternal Mortality Prevention Program at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She continues to catch babies at Denver Health. She has served on the AMCB research committee since 2020 and assumed the chair position in 2023.
Bob is a nurse anesthesia and public health leader and has served in various leadership roles in healthcare, nurse anesthesia and public health. He currently serves in the United Navy as a Captain. He is graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (BSN), Webster University (MBA), Georgetown University (MS), Naval War College (MA), University of Massachusetts Amherst (MPH), and Rush University (DNP and PhD).
Dominique Delma is a board certified OB/GYN for the past 23 years. She has a plethora of experience from working as a private practitioner, to working in academic medicine, teaching OB and Family practice residents and lecturing in medical school in the Caribbean, AUA, to now practicing with the Institute for Family of Health as a medical director in the OB/GYN area for the past 10 years. Dominique has worked with certified nurse-midwives since that time and her experiences has been varied. She has also served on the New York state board of Medicine as well as the Department of Health of Ulster County. Dominique also volunteers her time traveling in medical missions to Haiti, Cambodia, Cuba since 1999. In her spare time, her passion is to learn about other cultures and travel to other places in the world. She is an avid reader, adventure seeker, and enjoys getting together with family and friends. Dominique's vast experiences will be an asset to the board.
Suzanne Staebler, DNP, NNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is an expert clinician, advocate, and nationally recognized leader in the field of neonatal advanced practice nursing and maintains her clinical practice as a neonatal NP. She currently works with the National Coalition for Infant Health as a policy advisor. Dr. Staebler has been a member of the LACE network for APRN Regulation since 2009, currently serving as the NP role representative on the LACE Steering Committee.
Dr. Staebler completed her DNP at Texas Christian University where her doctoral work focused on designing regionalized care systems for high-risk mothers and neonates and the policy/cost implications of regionalized care delivery models. Her scholarship is in the area of policy and advocacy, with a focus on patient outcomes, levels of NICU care and workforce.
Her impact in the policy and advocacy arena and her dedication to educating nurses about advocacy and policy has been far reaching and she has received many prestigious awards for this work. Dr. Staebler has held two policy fellowships including Faculty Policy Intensive Fellow from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the inaugural Georgia Nursing Health Policy Fellowship with the Georgia Health Policy Center at Georgia State University. She is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Academy of Nursing.
Clarissa is the Lab Coordinator for the C.H.A.T. Lab at the University of Chicago. She has an MPH in community health education, and is a certified lactation counselor. Clarissa was drawn to public health because of its emphasis on the importance of community and justice. Her research interests focus on systemic health inequities in our society, specifically the inequities present in maternal and infant healthcare.