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President & CEO

Barbara Hughes, CNM, MS, MBA, FACNM, NE-BC

Barbara has extensive experience in all levels of practice development, including start-up and expansion. She is regarded as a leader in the field of women’s health practice and management.

With over three decades of nursing experience and 28 years at the advanced practice level, Ms. Hughes brings a wealth of clinical skill and knowledge to her work ranging from small to large practices in both public and private settings.

Additionally, her experience and proven track-record in starting, developing, and managing thriving practices provides the perfect complement of administrative skill and insight needed to meet your specific consulting requirements.

Professional Affiliations and Boards

  • American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
    1. Public Relations Committee
    2. Business Task Force
    3. Joint Liaison Taskforce
  • ACNM Foundation Board of Trustees
  • March of Dimes Board (Colorado)
  • Midwifery Business Network
  • National Perinatal Association
  • Lamaze International Fellow
  • Newborn Channel Advisory Board
  • CU Executive MBA Alumni Board
  • Colorado Perinatal Care Council