Elaine Germano, CNM, DrPH, FACNM

Dr. Germano has been employed by ACNM since 2007, primarily in the role of Senior Education Policy Advisor and recently as Special Projects Technical Advisor. In her current role, she oversees ACNM’s domestic grant projects, including collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (or AIM) initiative, the national multi-disciplinary project for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, and the ACNM-ACOG Maternity Care Education and Practice Redesign, an interprofessional education project that seeks to foster collaborative team practice for ObGyn residents and graduate midwifery students. She has directed nurse-midwifery education programs at the University of Southern California-Los Angeles County Hospital and at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies and practiced clinically as a midwife for more than 30 years. She worked as a regional public health director for the New Mexico State Department of Health for 12 years, overseeing 10 county health offices and the public health programs and personnel for the northeast quadrant of the state, and understands the health services needs of rural communities.

Dr. Germano received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Certificate in Nurse-Midwifery from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.