Washinton D.C. (October 19 ,2020) – Katrina Holland joins the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) as Chief Executive Officer. Holland’s professional experience includes more than 24 years serving in roles spanning a variety of medical and scientific societies as well as professional membership associations. Holland joins ACNM from her most recent role as the Senior Director, Strategy and Operations, for the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).
After graduating from the University of Chicago in 1996 with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Holland initially wanted to pursue a career in law and joined Baker & McKenzie, where she worked as a Paralegal for five years. She decided not to pursue the legal field and joined the Defense Research Institute, Inc. (DRI) where she was hired as the Manager of Marketing and then quickly promoted six months later to Director, Member Services.
She was with DRI for six years before moving to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(AAPMR) where she was hired as the Director, Membership in 2007- and also swiftly promoted. After spending five years with AAPMR, she relocated to the Washington, DC area and joined the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).
Holland leads by example to inspire the staff around her. She often combines her leadership style with her passion for fitness- involving her co-workers in her fitness challenges.
Founded in 1955, ACNM is a 6,500-member professional membership organization representing certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) across the United States. ACNM’s mission is to support midwives and to ultimately advance the practice of midwifery, achieving optimal health for all women throughout their lifespan. To accomplish its goals, ACNM aspires to improve expertise in well-woman and gynecologic care, prioritizing optimal pregnancy, physiologic birth, postpartum care, and neonatal care. ACNM upholds the practice of midwifery by promoting education, research, and advocacy that advances clinical excellence; advocating for the expansion of a diverse midwifery workforce; and lobbying for equitable legislation, regulation, and institutional policies that establish midwifery as the standard of care for women.
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