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Not only does this site serve Hawai'i Certified Nurse-Midwives, we also offer practical information to the public on midwifery and access to midwives throughout the state.
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Maureen Shannon,CNM, FNP, PhD, FAAN,
FACNM is an Associate Professor and holds the Frances A. Matsuda Endowed
Chair in Women’s Health at the University of Hawai`i at Mănoa School
of Nursing and Dental Hygiene where she teaches graduate MS and doctoral
students and serves as Graduate Chair. She has been an advanced
practice nurse (FNP, CNM) for over three decades. Since 1989 she has
provided preconception and perinatal care services to HIV-infected women.
Her area of research focuses on vulnerable women and families and includes
studies about HIV infected women; the effects of spousal deployment
on childbearing women; the effects of deployment on female soldiers
health; and the effects of stress on physiological aging. She
has three wonderful children, great partner, and an amazing cat named
“Felix” – all of whom keep her smiling.
My Name is JoAnn Johansen. have been caring for women and
families for over 30 years, beginning as a birth center assistant on the East
Coast, where I grew up. I graduated from Yale's midwifery program in 1987. I
have practiced on the Big Island and Molokai for nearly 20 years, and have
spent time in homebirth as well as big and small hospital practices in
California. For six years I served on the Board of Directors of the California
Nurse-Midwifery Association, as Secretary/Treasurer.
I've been the
treasurer for our Hawaii ACNM Chapter; now Affiliate, for 13 years.
passion in life is international adventure travel.
Greetings from Oahu ~ My name is Annette Manant and I am a
CNM. I currently teach at Hawaii Pacific University in the College of Nursing
and Health Sciences and practice with Pali Women’s Health Center, catching
babies at Castle Medical Center in Kailua and covering clinic up in Kahuku
(Northshore). I volunteered to be the interim secretary of our fledgling Hawaii
Affiliate because I have been a supportive member of ACNM since becoming a CNM
in 1983! I held office as Chapter
Treasurer for our ACNM affiliate in Western Washington State for a number of
years. It gives me great satisfaction to be ‘behind the scenes’ and a part of
something moving Midwifery forward in Hawaii.