Potter, Brynne

  • Brynne Potter, CPM started midwifery training with an apprenticeship in 1991. In 2005, she received her CPM certification through the Portfolio Evaluation Process (PEP) from the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM). From 2002-2005 she also served as the Legislative Coordinator for the Commonwealth Midwives Alliance (CMA), lobbying legislators to pass the CPM licensure bill. The bill passed and she received her Virginia license in early 2006.

    Brynne currently sits on the Board of Directors for the NARM, the credentialing agency that oversees the CPM credential through setting of standards for testing, accountability, and recertification. She also continues to serve CMA as the Public Relations Director and Legislative Liaison to the Board of Medicine.

    Brynne is the co-founder of Private Practice, web-based electronic charting software designed for midwives. She writes about Patient Centered Records and new initiatives from ARRA and the Affordable Care Act on the Private Practice blog.

    Brynne speaks on multiple topics related to Shared Decision Making, Electronic Health Records, and many of the NARM workshops. Her speaking topics and media experiences are outlined at brynnepotter.com.

    Brynne recently traveled to South Africa as an Observer member of the Midwives Alliance of North America (MANA) delegation to the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Council and Congress. You can read more of her thoughts and experiences about global midwifery issues, as well as a history of political efforts for midwives in Virginia at The Midwife Monologues.