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West Virginia Midwives Inducted as ACNM Fellows

Congratulations to two WV ACNM Midwives who were inducted as Fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives this year!

The Fellowship in the American College of Nurse-Midwives is an honor bestowed upon midwives demonstrating leadership, clinical excellence, scholarship, and professional achievement. Fellows submit applications for consideration annually and those meeting specific criteria are selected for induction. Fellows serve in a mentorship and advisory capacity within the organization.


Kelly Lemon is an Assistant Professor at West Virginia University in the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine. She is a dual-certified women's health nurse practitioner and certified nurse-midwife who provides full scope midwifery care in Morgantown, WV. She serves as a clinical course instructor for the undergraduate nursing maternal-child health course. Kelly is deeply committed to serving individuals with substance use disorder. She is involved in many local and statewide programs and committees, serves as the Principal Investigator for the "ACE Program", and is the primary prescriber in a multi-disciplinary opioid use disorder treatment program. She has held previous leadership positions within the WVU UHA Advanced Practice Provider Senior Council and served as the WVU Morgantown Midwifery Service Director for two years.

Lena Cerbone, MSN, CNM, FACNM

While taking a Women's Studies class at Harvard, Lena (Horwitz) Cerbone realized Midwifery was her calling. She completed the Three-Year Non-Nurse College Graduate program at the Yale School of Nursing, fulfilled National Health Service Corps obligations in eastern Oregon, then worked at an HMO in Chicago. Lena has spent the last twenty-plus years on faculty at West Virginia University School of Medicine. There she has practiced, taught and liaised with the local Homebirth community. She has held leadership positions in both her local ACNM Affiliate and the Midwifery Alliance of West Virginia. All three of her children were born at home.

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