Shantrice Jones, MPH, CPH
Board President, DPH Liaison
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Public Health Professional, Researcher, Volunteer, Mom.
1518 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Mica Whitfield, LMSW
Board Vice-President, Advocacy & Government Relations
Program Coordinator- Building Stronger Communities through Program Development. Mom, Advocate, Survivor, Friend, Tea Lover
Treasurer & PSI Liaison
Director of Asset/Liability Management, FHLBank Atlanta. Dad, thinker, eater.
Secretary & Constituent Services
Founder and CEO, Oh Baby! Fitness. Mom, Entrepreneur, Postpartum Depression Survivor, Community Organizer.
“Exercise, community and counseling saved my life when I had postpartum depression; I’m working with PSI GA to ensure all new and expectant Moms have access to the help and support they need.”
30 Metro Atlanta Oh Baby! Fitness locations
Elizabeth O’Brien, LPC
Immediate Past President & Founder of PSI-GA, and PSI State Coordinator Liaison
Psychotherapist specializing in Maternal Mental Health. Entrepreneur, Mom, Yogi, Connector.
“Maternal Mental Health is a public health issue; when we support our Mama’s and babies, we can improve the world.”
900 DeKalb Ave NE Suite K
Atlanta GA 30307
Melissa Keane, LAPC
Therapist, Marketer, Connector, Mom.
“I am passionate about making sure all moms and their families feel educated, connected, and supported in their local communities.”
Climb Out of the Darkness GA Lead
Wife, Mom, Non-Profit Nerd, PPD Survivor, Cat Person, Owner of 100+ year old house
Silke Von Esenwein
Grants & Foundation Support
Health services researcher with extensive experience evaluating the processes and outcomes of innovative program development and implementation. Her research and programmatic interests include new approaches to improve access and quality in healthcare, improving physical health and healthcare among persons with serious mental disorders and other underserved populations, and women’s reproductive health policy.
Board Development & Recruitment
Doctoral Student, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia. Former Executive Director at HMHBGA. Advocate, Partner, Dog Mom.
“I look forward to working with the Board and volunteers of PSI to make a Georgia where there’s no stigma for women living with PMADs and where they can access the services and resources they need.”
Anjli A. Hinman, CNM, FNP, MPH
Executive Director and Midwife Director, Atlanta Birth Center and Clinical Instructor at Emory University. Mom, Entrepreneur, Postpartum Depression Survivor, Community Organizer.
1 Baltimore Place NW, Ste 105
Atlanta, GA 30308
Psychotherapist specializing in Maternal Mental Health. Entrepreneur, Mom, Runner, Collaborator.
“We live in a society where women are expected to be caretakers after giving birth. I wanted to be apart of a community where we take care of women after they’ve given birth.”
1050 Crown Point PKWY, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30338
LaShea Wattie, M.Ed, MSN, AGCNS-BC, APRN,RNC, C-EFM
Hospital & Provider Liaison
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Independent Legal Nurse Consultant, AWHONN National Membership Committee Member, AWHONN Instructor Trainer & OPS Instructor, Community Organizer, and Presenter.
“I am passionate about saving the lives of mom’s and babies through hard work, dedication, activism and community service, by providing continual high-risk perinatal education to inspire audiences across the region.”
Jennifer L. Barkin, M.S., PhD
Corporate Support & Partnerships
Perinatal mental health researcher/professor specializing in the study of postpartum maternal functioning and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Developer of the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF). Women’s health advocate, Promoter of Self-Care, Educator, Mentor, and Mom.
“Childbirth is a major medical and life event and we need to begin to treat it as such. When we focus solely on the clinical outcomes of the pregnancy, we send a clear message to mothers that the postpartum period should be natural and easy – this message is often contrary to reality.”
Kris Favers, Ed.S
Community Outreach & Events Lead
Marketing Coordinator for Amerigroup Community Care, Member of Atlanta Healthy Start Consortium’s strategy team.
Laytrina Clemons-Brown, MSN, RN
Nurse Manager in Women’s Services
“It is humbling to be a part of a community of leaders that puts advocacy, for those who cannot always stand for themselves, first. To take care of others is integral to our survival as humans.”
Jose Rodríguez, MD, MBA, FAAP
Pediatrician, faculty member at Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine
Jennifer Rutledge Pettie, JD, MPH
Media Contact, Electronic Communications & Website Lead
Legal epidemiologist, Associate Vice Chancellor for Healthcare Policy with the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia
“As a public health professional, I appreciate that maternal health and mental health are very much linked to morbidity and mortality. For this reason, I am personally committed to improving access to care to women in need – in spite of socioeconomic factors and challenges that too often act as barriers.”