The current board of directors for the AME is:
Justine Clegg, MS, LM, CPM, President
Justine is a Florida homebirth Licensed Midwife, Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Lactation Counselor with 35 years experience in maternal-child health and education. Currently AME Board president, and Academic Director for Commonsense Childbirth School of Midwifery, Justine started the Midwifery degree program at Miami Dade Community College, served as Midwifery Chair and Professor 1993-2008, and received an Endowed Chair in 2003. She was Council of Licensed Midwifery Chair, Florida midwifery regulatory agency, 1993-2001, Chair of Miami’ s Fetal and Infant Mortality Review team, 2004-2008, former Board member of MEAC and NACPM, and helped create NARM’ s certification program.
Sharon DeJoy, MPH, PhD, CPH, CPM, LM, Vice President
Sharon DeJoy is a Certified Professional Midwife who retains midwifery licensure in Florida despite being happily exiled to the Northeast for several years now. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the undergraduate program in public health-health promotion. She has three teenage children, two of whom were born into the hands of midwives.
Mary Yglesia, Secretary
Mary Yglesia is a graduate of the Seattle Midwifery School, practiced midwifery briefly in Eastern Washington before returning to the school to serve as a school administrator. She was a past Executive Director of SMS and is now the Preceptor Coordinator and Program Supervisor of Bastyr University's Department of Midwifery. She is on the board of directors of the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) and the Seattle Girls' Choir. She is the proud mother of three incredible young women who were all born at home into the hands of a midwife.
Wendy Gordon, CPM, LDM, LM, Treasurer
Wendy is a Certified Professional Midwife and is licensed in Oregon & Washington, with a busy group practice serving women in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. She served as a Board member of Seattle Midwifery School prior to its merger with Bastyr University, where she is currently an adjunct faculty member and preceptor for midwifery students. Wendy also serves on the Coordinating Council for the Midwives Alliance Division of Research.
Breyette Lorntz, PhD
Breyette Lorntz’ areas of expertise include education, women’ s health, global health and multidisciplinary research methods. She holds advanced degrees in mathematics and education and has lived and worked in ten countries. After six years working in the UVa School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, she is transitioning to becoming a midwife.
Susi Delaney, MA, CPM, Administrative Director
Susi is a Certified Professional Midwife practicing in southern Maine. She is a member of the faculty at Birthwise Midwifery School and at Midwives College of Utah, former Clinical Director of Birthwise Midwifery School, a previous Board member of AME, and regularly serves as a preceptor to midwifery students. Susi homeschools and strives to live sustainably in rural Maine with her husband, two children, and a variety of critters.
The strength of this organization depends on diversity of opinion and expertise and broad regional representation. We are currently recruiting additional members to join this dedicated group of leaders. There is so much good work to be done and you may be a great fit for the AME board of directors.