We were entertained by a local band during the
Then the local Conference Crew was introduced.
Diane Holzer introduced the MANA Regional
Representatives. . .
and the MANA Executive Council.
Keynote Speaker was introduced by Mary Ann Shah,
President of the ACNM, and Diane Holzer,
President of MANA.
Angela Murdaugh gave a moving
and inspirational Keynote Address.
Kraft, President of the Foundation for the
Advancement of Midwifery (FAM)
reported FAM's accomplishments this year and
their vision for the future.
2003 Sage Femme
Jolly Nelson began her midwifery career in the
area in 1976, working with a labor and delivery
and a family practice doctor. She is a founding
of the Association of Texas Midwives, the
of North America and the North Texas Midwives.
In her 27 years as a
midwife, she has trained countless
midwives and participates in the Association of
Midwives Midwife Training program. Last year,
Helen took and passed the NARM written
Ken Johnson and Betty-Anne Daviss presented the
results of the CPM2000 Project.
They announced that the study is complete, is
currently being reviewed and will soon be
submitted for publication.
MANA Board Members Honored
MANA honored many retiring
members of the Board of Directors and Committee
Chairs. Ashley Kraft was honored for serving as
both Region 9 Representative and for many years
as MANA Secretary.
Julia Knight-Williamson was
honored for serving MANA as the Region 5
was presented with a beautiful handmade quilt.