The role of the Accreditation Specialist is to collect data and verify the birth center’s Self-Evaluation Report. Their reports are sent to the Commissioner’s Decision Panel for review.
Accreditation Specialists have been trained extensively by CABC and work as a team to ensure consistency and breadth of perspective:
- Debra Alessandro, RN
- Pamela Bartlett, BSN, RNC
- Deborah Black, CNM, APRN, MS
- Maribeth Diver, CNM
- Lynette Elizalde-Robinson, LM, CPM
- Kaye Kanne, CDM, CPM
- Gazelle Lange, CNM
- Deborah Weitkamp, RN
Additional Accreditation Specialists may be occasionally added for a particular site visit as needed for various reasons.