Mary Brucker, CNM, PhD, FACNM, received the 2012 Hattie    Hemschemeyer award. 


Mary is a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Brucker is a  leader in midwifery certification and accreditation and an expert in pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics. She is currently the graduate program director at Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

The Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, named in honor of ACNM’s first president and a pioneer of the profession, is ACNM’s most prestigious award and is given annually to an ACNM member who has been certified for at least 10 years and has made continuous outstanding and/or historically significant contributions to midwifery, ACNM, and/or maternal child health.





Dr. Mary Ann Faucher named Fellow of ACNM

Mary Ann Faucher earned master's degrees in nurse-midwifery and public health from Columbia University and a PhD in 2002 from Texas Women's University. Dr. Faucher has been teaching midwifery education for more than 20 years with a long tenure teaching in the Parkland certificate program in Dallas and as one of the original faculty in the pioneering CNEP distance education program. Now, an Associate Professor at Baylor University, she directs the nurse-midwifery-DNP, the first U.S. program to graduate the BSN to DNP midwife. MaryAnn also is active in clinical practice.

As chair of the Political and Economic Affairs Committee from 1987-1990, she led the drive for obtaining prescriptive authority and co-presented the ACNM regional education workshops on Pharmacology. She chaired ACNM's Nominating Committee and is the immediate past chair of DOME (Directors of Midwifery Education). Dr. Faucher has served as Associate Editor of JMWH since 2004, has been guest editor of two themed issues on pharmacology and has been a series editor for JOGNN. She currently chairs an ad hoc group monitoring the national LACE initiative, and recently completed work on a task force to develop midwifery specific doctoral competencies. Mary Ann has been awarded ACNM's Teaching Excellence Award and the Region V Award of Excellence in 2000. Her contributions extend to other agencies including chairing an expert advisory panel that developed evidence-based guidelines on cardiovascular health in women for AWHONN. Dr. Faucher publishes regularly. Her research focuses on behavioral interventions for obesity, weight loss and gestational weight gain.

 Nancy Jo Reedy CNM, MPH, FACNM 

of Texas is the recipient of the 2007 Hattie Hemschemeyer Award, the most prestigious award of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

 Nancy Jo’s many accomplishments include founding the midwifery practice at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, which is the largest midwifery service in the United States. She is currently the director of THC Nurse Midwives in Fort Worth.

 Nancy Jo has a long-standing commitment to underserved women and to the nurse-midwifery profession. Texas is fortunate to have Nancy Jo Reedy caring for its women, babies, and nurse-midwives.


Upcoming Meetings/ Quarterly Meetings


Summer Meeting:

Houston area, Memorial Hermann- The Woodlands Hospital

Conference Center, rooms A&B

9250 Pinecroft

The Woodlands, TX 77380

*The Conference Center entrance and parking is on the back side of the main hospital building

Lunch- 11-12

(11:00 a.m. Sponsored lunch by Allergan, speaker regarding Liletta 


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12:00-2:00 p.m. official meeting either in person or by Go To Meeting


(refer to the CTCNM website and/or Facebook group for remote connection information)

No need to RSVP for business meeting. Anyone can attend the meeting but any items requiring a vote do require current dues paying status.



Some Past Events:

Spring Quarterly Mtg-Sunday April 23rd 2017:

Allen Birthing Center (406 Main Street; Allen, TX, 75013)

*Remote connection will also be available via GoToMeeting. Specific details will be added as meeting approaches!



FUNDRAISER in honor of Sister Angela and Nivea (two of the most prominent foremothers in nurse-midwifery in Texas!)-Celebration of Midwifery Dinner- Saturday, April 1st in Fredericksburg (at the home of Amy Beckman)


Cuisine from a caterer (Amy Beckman) and homemade wine (compliments of Mary Loftin)! Thank you who joined  us for the celebration!!


Join CTCNM via joining the National ACNM (American College of Nurse-Midwives). Once you join CTCNM you are automatically a member of your Texas state affiliate- the CTCNM! Student memberships available, too, through ACNM. Join today and connect with other nurse-midwives throughout Texas.

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