top of page

Our Team

Since 1989, National College of Midwifery has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment. Our midwifery apprenticeship teaching model launches students into the real world of midwifery and prepares them for the calling they have always dreamed of.  NCM is a "college without walls", with administrative offices located in Taos, NM,  over 200 students located across the country, served by dedicated faculty and staff working from their home communities. We encourage faculty, preceptors, staff and students alike to grow, learn and create each passing day.

Tanya Smith-Johnson

Meet Our President

Tanya Smith-Johnson, CPM, MS

Clinical Support, Student Services


Tanya is a dynamic mother of 6, military spouse, Navy veteran, homeschooler, midwife, maternal health specialist, reproductive justice advocate and community midwife possessing keen insight, empathy, resourcefulness and wisdom.

She’s a born nurturer, caregiver, and leader who is self-motivated, passionate, focused and driven to accomplish any goal o
r task, committed to uplifting the most vulnerable and marginalized among us. Tanya has skills in strategic planning, health policy, collaboration, communication, public speaking and leadership. She will also serve as NCM's Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Officer.

NCM Staff

Academic Faculty

NCM's distance education program is facilitated by academic faculty/professors that are known as "Online Learning Coordinators" (OLCs). Our OLCs enrich independent student learning through online curriculum, provide resources including recorded lectures and activities, make course announcements, answer questions, guide and facilitate online discussions within the course, offer individualized feedback on assignments, and complete final grading.  To get to know each of our OLCs and learn which courses they are facilitating, click here!   

Clinical Faculty

NCM has an outstanding team of dedicated Clinical Faculty that are known as Community Preceptors, all of whom are determined to help students succeed. Preceptors offer support and guidance, uniquely tailored to each student. Our goal is to provide an environment where community-based clinical faculty are valued for their outside-the-box thinking, creative ideas, and connection with their students.  Students find, choose, and create relationships their own preceptors, and the team of student and clinical preceptor apply together to NCM. Students may have as many preceptors as they choose throughout their enrollment, but each preceptor must apply to the College and have an approved contract on file with the College for each student with whom they work.  Preceptors must have at least 3 years of working as a midwife/obstetric provider. NCM's clinical faculty is made up of the following categories of practitioners as acceptable preceptors for training midwives:

  • Certified Professional Midwives

  • Licensed Midwives

  • Midwives holding College-accepted certification by their State midwifery organization

  • Certified Nurse Midwives

  • Physician Assistant Midwives

  • Licensed Physicians practicing Obstetrics

Current NCM students, staff, and faculty can access of list of active Clinical Faculty here

Board of Directors

The National College of Midwifery is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, with members representing a wide range of communities and professions from across the nation.  

bottom of page