ACME Executive Transition Announcement


Heather Maurer has announced her resignation as the Executive Director of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). Anne Cockerham, Chair of the ACME Board of Directors, shares information about this transition:

On behalf of the Board of Commissioners and staff at the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) I am writing to inform you that Heather L. Maurer has announced her resignation as the Executive Director of the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).

As the organization’s first executive director, she has served ACME with distinction for more than six years. Since 2013, Heather has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization. Her contributions are many, including establishing and maintaining numerous ACME processes, facilitating the renewal of ACME’s recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, oversight in conducting a full criteria review, the development of accreditation trainings national and internationally, educating and communicating with multiple ACME stakeholders, and facilitating ACME’s budget processes. Most importantly, Heather has been a passionate and dedicated advocate for midwifery practice and education.

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new leader for ACME. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while maintaining a stable and effective organization.

We thank Heather for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given ACME over the last six and half years. She will be greatly missed by the staff, the Board, and the ACME volunteers and program directors. We look forward to following the success of her career and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of ACME as we continue to support ACME accredited midwifery programs and the midwifery education community. Please join us in thanking Heather for her dedication to the profession of midwifery and the mission of ACME-advancing excellence in midwifery education and in wishing her continued success in her new career.

If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at If you know of anyone interested in the position please send them this link to apply.

Anne Z. Cockerham, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE
Chair, ACME Board of Commissioners
ACME Board of Commissioners