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Maternity Newborn Advisory Council

Maternity and Newborn Advisory Council

Created in 2008 by section 3711.20 of the Revised Code, the Maternity and Newborn Advisory Council (“MNAC”) consists of seventeen licensed health professionals and a member of the public. Members are appointed to five-year terms by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The MNAC meets bi-annually and more often, if needed. The Ohio Department of Health's Bureau of Survey and Certification provides the MNAC with administrative assistance.

Duties of the MNAC include the following:

  • Advise and consult with the director of health in the development of rules;
  • Advise and consult with the director concerning the implementation and enforcement;
  • Advise and consult with the director in the development of inspection criteria, procedures, and guidelines to be used in enforcement;
  • Advise and consult with the director regarding recommendations regarding improving maternity and newborn care in this state;
  • Prepare and submit to the director an annual report evaluating the department's enforcement.

MNAC Members

Maternity & Newborn Advisory Council  Term Exp. Date Resident County Position
Kristin Gardner  10/31/21 Pickaway Registered Nurse (OB)
Ruby Crawford-Hemphill 10/31/21 Warren Registered Nurse (OB)
Jennifer Doyle 10/31/21 Medina Registered Nurse (NB)
Laurine Cetovich 10/31/21 Delaware Dietitian
Helen Sites 10/31/21 Hamilton Licensed Social Worker
Colegate Bell 10/31/21 Lorain Lactation Consultant
Vanessa Lynn Stallkamp 10/31/22 Allen Obstetrician
Mona R. Prasad 10/31/22 Franklin Obstetrician
Vivek Narendran 10/31/22 Hamilton Pediatrician
Thelma Patrick 10/31/22 Franklin Registered Nurse (NB)
John H. Seguin 10/31/22 Franklin Neonatologist
Kristen Laura Jackson 10/31/22 Hamilton APN
Ann Marie Frahn 10/31/23 Lucas Registered Nurse (NB)
Joan McBride 10/31/23 Allen Registered Nurse (OB)
Teleange Thomas 10/31/23 Cuyahoga Member of the Public
Justin P. Lavin, Jr. 10/31/23 Summit Perinatologist
Robert H. Small 10/31/23 Franklin Anesthesiologist
Rajendrakumari R. Gaglani 10/31/23 Franklin Family Practice Physician


Date   Agenda   Minutes   Report
April 25, 2017 04252017 04252017  
October 3, 2017 10032017 10032017  
April 24, 2018 04242018 04242018  
October 23, 2018 10232018 10232018  
April 23, 2019 04232019 04232019  
October 8, 2019 10082019    
April 21, 2020 cancelled cancelled  
October 13, 2020 10132020    

For additional assistance, please contact:

Ohio Department of Health

Maternity Licensure- Bureau of Survey & Certification

246 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-7857

Fax: (614) 564-2475

E-mail: community@odh.ohio.gov