Catherine M. Salam, CNM, MS, FACNM lives in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. She recently retired from teaching and practicing midwifery. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor as well as clinical faculty for Shenandoah University School of Nursing, a distance midwifery program. Prior to this appointment she was didactic and clinical faculty, and Interim Nurse-Midwifery Program Director at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Throughout her career she has worked primarily with medically underserved populations and started midwifery services in several community health centers. In one such center she also held privileges at a free-standing birth center, allowing women options in choice of birth settings.
Ms. Salam has developed and implemented health care training curricula for rural settings in the US and internationally. She has consulted in international health for JHPIEGO and ACNM and participated in medical missions to rural Nicaragua. Other areas of interest include cultural humility, health equity, and student and program evaluation. She has been a speaker and a facilitator for the VIDM Conference in previous years.