Ohio Affiliate and Chapter Leaders
Leaders in the Ohio Affiliate to the ACNM
DNP, CNM, WHNP
Eva is currently the director of the nurse-midwifery program at the University of Cincinnati and is in clinical practice at UH Samaritan Women’s Care in Ashland, Ohio. In addition, Eva is chair of the Publications Committee of The American College of Nurse-Midwives, a member of the State Government Affairs Committee of The American College of Nurse-Midwives, and serves on the boards of The Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (OAAPN) and The Accreditation Council for Midwifery Education (ACME).
Barbara Francis is employed in a full scope OB/ GYN office in Perrysburg, Ohio. She practices at a Level 1, LDRP unit as a private practitioner, hospitalist and assists with the ob/gyn education for students, nurses and a family practice program. She obtained her CNM/MSN from Frontier and Case Western in 2007. Her DNP in 2017 from Frontier. She is experienced in Level 3 to Level 1 care, colposcopy, circumcisions and first assist cesarean sections. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1978 and is NCC certified in OB inpatient and EFM. She has experience in ob/gyn, NICU, peds, peds ICU and peds psych.
- Undergraduate degree: University of Cincinnati, 2012
- Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 2018
- Certified Nurse Midwife
MS, APRN-CNM, APRN-CNP, IBCLC
Affiliate Board (Voting members)
Pat is retired after a career that included full scope midwifery, adjunct faculty and laborist midwife. She worked in private practice, university practice and community hospital. Pat is a past Southern Ohio Chapter chair and past Chapter treasurer. She is currently working as End of Life Midwife.
MSN, CNM, FACNM
Erin Callahan in a full-scope practice at UH/SJWS Westlake, OH. Her innovative practice spans 26 years starting when she opened an independent midwifery practice, the first in the county to gain hospital privileges, first in Ohio to bill independently and to adopt the centering model of care, also included a collaboration with local health departments bringing social services to the underserved with a barter system for migrant workers. She has served ACNM at state and national levels as a secretary, co-chair and chairperson in the NEOACNM, a board member of her state affiliate and nationally on DOME, ACNM Legislative Advocacy Task Force and currently in the ACNM Quality Section Benchmarking Committee.
North Eastern Chapter
North Western Chapter
Ohio BON Representative
Committees | Boards | Task Forces
Ohio’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Board
Leah Kapela – Co- Chair
Eva Fried – Co- Chair