Suzanne Wertman is a consultant in state government affairs for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). She has over twenty years’ experience providing midwifery care to people of all ages and backgrounds in public, private and non-profit settings. She has served as adjunct faculty at East Carolina University and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

Suzanne has been active in ACNM state affiliate leadership throughout her career. She was named the Legislative/Political Nurse of 2014 by the North Carolina Nurses Association, and she’s completed fellowships at American Nurses Association and Duke University in Advocacy and Leadership. Suzanne has organized college peer educators in sexual health, educated parents about HIV/AIDS, founded a hospital-based volunteer doula program, and facilitated trauma-informed discussions about racism and anti-racism in Wilmington, NC.  She lives there with her two loves: a teenage son and a very old dog.