- Co-Director, Midwifery Services | Assistant Clinical Professor
- Certified Nurse Midwife
Maria Christina “Tina” Johnson, CNM, MS, FACNM, joined The GW Medical Faculty Associates in January of 2018 as Co-Director of Midwifery Services. Tina earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Virginia Tech in 1985, a nursing diploma from Bronson Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1996, and a master of science in nurse midwifery from Stony Brook University in 1999.
Throughout her career, Tina has worked to increase access to the highest quality midwifery care and women’s health outcomes. She practiced in Baltimore in a freestanding, accredited birth center providing personalized midwifery care in a homelike environment. She went on to serve as the founding director of midwifery services at Maryland General Hospital, developing a collaborative model where midwives, physicians and nurses worked alongside and learned from one another to care for women. Tina has attended over 1,000 births in hospital, home and birth center settings.
Most recently, Tina was Director of Midwifery Practice, Education and Global Outreach at the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), the professional association representing certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives in the U.S. In her role at ACNM, she developed national midwifery and women’s health policy, practice and educational standards and legislation. She is a published author, peer reviewer for the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, and has presented internationally on clinical and professional issues. She was honored for her contributions to midwifery and inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2016.
Tina loves working with and counseling women and families, helping women achieve physiologic birth, and specializes in a holistic approach for optimal health. She enjoys swimming and yoga, running and traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.