Ohio Affiliate and Chapter Leaders

Leaders in the Ohio Affiliate of the ACNM

Eva Fried

Eva Fried



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

Barbara Francis



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.

Megan Byrd

Megan Byrd



  • Undergraduate degree: University of Cincinnati, 2012
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati, 2018
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper



Andrea currently works as a research coordinator and outpatient provider at The Ohio State University. 

Affiliate Board (Voting members)

Pat Dodge

Pat Dodge


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.

Erin Callahan

Erin Callahan


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.

Deb moore

Debra Moore


Full scope practice at Alliance Obstetrics and Gynecology of Lima Memorial Hospital. EFM-C, ACNM member since 2006, Northwest Chapter Treasurer 2011-2018, 2019-present, Ohio ACNM Affiliate Board Member-Representative for NW chapter 2013-present. Deb has been in Midwifery practice since 2009. Worked in vaccine, preventive medicine and cancer research for Battelle and The Ohio State University in 1998-2008 before starting a midwifery career. Worked in private practices in Findlay and Marion, Ohio before starting at Alliance ob. of Lima Memorial.

Chapter Leadership

Southern Chapter

Dianne Roach – Chair
Lilarose Jensen – Vice chair
Michaela Ward – Secretary 
Barb Poole – Treasurer 

North Eastern Chapter

Dawn Dulin – Chair
Jessica Costa – Vice chair
Amanda Knittle – Secretary
Gabby Landon – Treasurer

North Western Chapter

Leah Kapela – Chair
Abby Lamp – Vice chair
Val Floro – Secretary
Deb Moore – Treasurer


Legislative Representatives

Eva Fried – Co-Chair
Leah Kapela – Co-chair
Colleen Brezine 

Student Representatives

Shelly Wu – Ohio State University
Elizabeth Cirillo – University of Cincinnati
Laura Masimore – Georgetown University
Christina Klasmeier – Frontier University
Case Western University – OPEN

ACOG Representatives

Caitlin Goodwin
Farhiya Shirwa

OAAPN Representative

Eva Fried

Ohio BON Representative

Michelle Zamudio

Committees | Boards | Task Forces

Marketing Committee

Laura Valle 

Ohio’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review Board

Pat Dodge
Celina Cunanan

Advocacy Taskforce

Leah Kapela – Co- Chair
Eva Fried – Co- Chair

Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (PCPIM) Representative

Megan Byrd

Representative to ACNM Historical Caucus

Barb Poole