In the summer of 2020, the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) held elections for the AABC Board of Directors. The membership elected the following to serve:
President-Elect: Aubre Tompkins, MSN, CNM, Class 54 – Director of midwifery and nurse-midwife at Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center in Thornton, Colorado.
Quote from Aubre: “The Midwifery Model of Care and Birth Centers have always been two of my biggest passions. I believe that all birthing people deserve midwifery care and that birth centers are the natural home for midwives. My career in maternity care has spanned well over a decade and a half, most of that working to provide care in birth centers here in CO. Being elected to the presidency of the American Association of Birth Centers is an immense honor for me. I look forward to advocating for all birth centers, educating the public and policy makers on the care we provide and supporting developing centers around the country.”
Director: FNU Assistant Professor Judy Butler, DNP, CNM, WHNP, Class 9 – Nurse-midwife at The Midwifery Center for Women (Tucson, Arizona).
Quote from Judy: “I truly love working with a diverse set of intelligent, caring, dedicated people who are courageous enough to look at themselves and their organization critically, facilitating best practices and improving our weaknesses, in an honest effort to provide families with warm, caring, evidence-based options for birth.”
Director: Ebony Marcelle, MSN, CNM, FACNM, DNP, Class 40 – Director of midwifery and nurse-midwife at Community of Hope/Family Health and Birth Center (Washington, D.C.).