ACNM-WA

Board of Directors

President

Ellen French, CNM, DNP (term: 2021-2023) 

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Vice President

Jemma Nonog, CNM, DNP, ARNP (term: 2022-2024) is a Certified Nurse Midwife at Kaiser Permanente in Seattle, WA (KPWA). They are also a Diversity and Inclusivity Advisor/Consultant to KPWA. They are the first ever ACNM-WA EID Board Member. They are also co-leading on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee with the brilliant Ellen French. They hail from a small country town called Sedro-Woolley, WA, but quickly fell in love with Seattle and made it their home. As a once young single mom on Medicaid and WIC, they are passionate about reducing racial/LGBQIA perinatal disparities. They received their Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington. Jemma loves to dance, music speaks to their soul. They love traveling and have a passion for learning languages to transcend communication barriers with their patients. They consider their greatest contribution and honor to be raising their 15 year old daughter. 

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
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Giselle Teston, CNM (term: 2022-2024) 

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Treasurer

Rebekah Ashton, DNP, CNM, IBCLC (term: 2022-2024) is a recent graduate from UW Nurse Midwifery program and have worked with birthing communities in Seattle for over two decades. She recently joined the Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Midwifery group. As treasurer, she looks forward to participating in the board's efforts to decrease barriers to participating in the state's ACNM affiliate and increasing membership and the voice of midwives from our underrepresented communities. She deeply values partnerships with all midwifery organizations in the state and supporting community organizations dedicated to eliminating health disparities, especially for black and indigenous families. She is also a regular participant in our EDI committee and she is the social media manager for Midwives for Universal Health. In my free time, I love cooking for family and friends and sharing meals together. I live with my long-time sweetheart/spouse, Bobby, and we have two young adult daughters who were born at home in Seattle.

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Secretary

Emily Bicknell, RN, CNM, DNP

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Member-at-Large
Student Representative

Emily Bavasi, RN (term: 2021-2022) is entering her final year as a midwifery student at Seattle University.  She looks forward to a year full of clinical experiences and to completing her DNP project which is centered on improving the care of people experiencing pregnancy loss in the emergency department setting.  Outside of school and her job as an emergency RN, Emily spends her time caring for her ten-month-old daughter, Evie, and working in the garden.

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Pew Bounvilay, CNM, ARNP

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