Amy Romano, MBA, MSN, CNM, FACNM, is a maternity care leader focused on care model innovation, community-integrated care, and quality improvement. With a clinical background as a nurse-midwife, Amy has spent her career working to improve maternity care and has particular expertise in primary prevention of cesarean and preterm birth, midwife-led and collaborative care models, shared decision making, and quality improvement.
Amy is the Founder and CEO of Primary Maternity Care, a consulting services company focused on strengthening community-based care models to improve maternal and infant health outcomes and reduce disparities. Prior to this, Amy led the development and implementation of clinical, wellness, and quality management programs at Baby and Company, a multi-state network of freestanding birth centers integrated with regional health systems. She has also previously developed quality improvement toolkits, advocacy programs, and clinical practice resources with organizations including the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, Childbirth Connection, Jacaranda Health, and Lamaze International.
Author of many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, Amy also co-authored Optimal Care in Childbirth: The Case for a Physiologic Approach, which was named Book of the Year by the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2013. She also was on the editorial team and authored three chapters for the ninth edition of the landmark women’s health book, Our Bodies, Ourselves.
Amy received her Masters of Science Degree in Nurse-Midwifery from the Yale School of Nursing and a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Leadership from the Yale School of Management. She lives in Milford, Connecticut with her husband and two teenage children.