The Midwifery Advisory Committee's mandate is to protect the public's health and safety, and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under its jurisdiction. The committee accomplishes this through a variety of activities working with the Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance.
- Committee Information
The Midwifery Advisory Committee is a diverse group comprising physicians, midwives, and a public member. Additional experts in childbirth may join as needed.
Committee-related subsistence and lodging expenses are provided for official engagements.
The committee advises the secretary on critical matters such as continuing education, reexaminations, and peer reviews.
Regular meetings, about three times annually, are historically scheduled for June, September, and December.
For those interested in joining, visit our website and select “Application – Secretary Appointed.” Specify your interest in the Midwife Advisory Committee on the application.
- Committee Members
Name and term expiration date of members
Member Term Expires Steven Maynard, obstetrician March 31, 2027 Katelyn Yoder, physician September 17, 2028 Laura MacPherson, certified nurse midwife July 30, 2028 April Haugen, midwife February 29, 2024 Katherine Sauerlender, midwife, vice-chairperson March 31, 2027 Rachael Cook, midwife March 31, 2027 Robin Vazquez, public member, chairperson November 30, 2024
- Committee Meetings
Kindly note that meeting details are subject to change. Your attendance and active engagement are highly encouraged.
Date and Location Activity Documents
December 6, 2023 at 10 a.m.
- Virtual Attendance via Microsoft Teams
- In-Person Meeting at Washington State Health Care Authority, 626 8th Ave. S.E., Pear Conference Room, 1st Floor, Olympia, WA 98501
Regular meeting Agenda (PDF)
- Meeting Minutes