ACNM Delegation Leader

Delegation Leaders are selected by the professional association to represent the members and the goals of the association.  Delegation leaders provide the initial vision and guidance in the development of the professional program. Delegation Leaders assist in facilitating the professional dialog, greeting hosts and representing the delegation members while in the field.

Dr. Collins-Fulea is a certified nurse-midwife who practiced for 38 years in Detroit Michigan, USA, where she led a team of 22 midwives before becoming a full-time assistant professor at Frontier Nursing University in 2019. She has been active in the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for over 3 decades, holding many different volunteer positions. Of note, she founded the ACNM benchmarking project, was the editor and contributing author of An Administrative Manual for Nurse-Midwifery Services (Collins Fulea,1994), chaired the Division of Standards and Practice and the Quality Improvement Committee, and served two terms as Vice President where she led the re-alignment of the ACNM. Dr. Collins-Fulea serves as ACNM President from May 2020-May 2022. She has represented ACNM on a number of committees and task forces with other organizations including the International Confederation of Midwives Council, Institutes for Medicaid Innovation Midwifery Learning Collaborative National Advisory Committee, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Task Force on Collaborative Practice, National Quality Forum Perinatal Measures Steering Committee and The Joint Commission Expert Panel on Perinatal Measures. Dr. Collins-Fulea has spoken widely on quality improvement and has authored a number of publications on benchmarking and quality improvement. In 1998 she was inducted as a Fellow of ACNM and in 2003 she was honor with the ACNM Foundation Dorthea Lang Pioneer Award.