Postpartum Support International
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Postpartum Support International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping those suffering from perinatal mood disorders, the most common complication of childbirth.
Our Mission is to increase awareness, education, prevention, and treatment of perinatal mental health issues affecting individuals, their families, and support systems in all areas of Massachusetts.
Our Vision is that all pregnant and postpartum individuals and their families, including those from underserved communities, will have access to perinatal support, mental health/healthcare providers, education, and resources to improve overall well-being through advocacy, training, and increased awareness of perinatal mental health.
Meet the PSI-MA Board of Directors
Divya Kumar, Chair
Divya Kumar, LICSW, PMH-C is a South Asian-American psychotherapist with a public health background who specializes in perinatal mental health, trauma, and the life transitions related to pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. She is especially passionate about holding space for folks of color and folks who identify as first- and second-generation immigrants as they navigate the transition to parenthood and explore how race, racial identity, and culture intersect with parenting. She is a Co-Founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color and a Commissioner on the Ellen Story Commission for Postpartum Depression, and she writes and speaks on the intersections of perinatal mental health, race, and culture. She is also the mother of two teenagers and spends her time wandering around the green spaces in Jamaica Plain, knitting brightly colored scarves, and baking delicious brownies.
Sarah Baroud, Treasurer
Sarah Baroud, LICSW (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. Sarah has worked for over 15 years with children, adolescents and their families in the community mental health setting. After her own postpartum mental health challenges and not finding the support she needed, she shifted her clinical focus to the perinatal population and opened her private practice in 2021 with a focus on perinatal mental health.. Sarah is dedicated to being a mental health resource for folks going through the parenthood journey – doing so through individual and couples counseling, groups, workshops and speaking engagements. She is a wife, mom of two and an aspiring gardener.
Alli Kitson, Secretary & Memberships Manager
Amy Colozzo, Liaison
Amy Colozzo, LICSW, PMH-C (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. She specializes in perinatal mood disorders, loss, and traumatic grief. She is trained in Compassionate Bereavement Care through the MISS Foundation. Amy also volunteers with PSI as a local support coordinator, and volunteers with the MA chapter of NASW. She unwinds by spending time with her family, baking, and staying active outside with her dogs.
Maria Dolorico, Social Justice & Anti-Racism Coordinator
Maria Dolorico, M. Ed., BCC, PMH-C is a mental health clinician specializing in reproductive and perinatal mental health and wellness with an interest in immigrant and multicultural families. Central to any introduction of Maria is that she is the daughter of Philippine immigrants. The first and only member of her family born in the US, she will never tell you who she is without telling you who and where she comes from. Maria lives in Boston, MA with her husband, three children, and one dog and cat. She is working towards a PhD in Psychology and plans to write her dissertation on intergenerational immigrant trauma. In her downtime, she studies singing.
Soraya dos Santos, At-Large
Soraya is a mother, a family wellness advocate, and a birth keeper. She is on fire about creating a paradigm shift around how we understand the changes during and throughout childbirth and the essentials to support mothers to thrive throughout their motherhood journey. Soraya co-founded Maternal Nurturing Collective, which provides Afro-Rooted holistic, spiritually connected, and evidence-centered nurturing support to help mothers feel connected, liberated, and thrive. She is also a founding member and program director of Sacred Birthing Village Southcoast, bringing joy, dignity, and liberation through SisterFriending for pregnant and birthing families. Soraya believes that if the mother is well, so are our communities, societies, and the world! Soraya lives in New Bedford with her family, although she calls Cabo Verde home.
Donna Chiao, At-Large
Donna Chiao PT DPT WCS (she/her) is a pelvic floor physical therapist and is board-certified in women’s health clinical specialty, and treats folks for urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction. She loves to support pregnant and postpartum folks, and is passionate about increasing awareness and educating all about the importance of pelvic health. She is thrilled to be a part of Postpartum Support International and to share her pelvic health knowledge with the perinatal community.
Annika Holmberg, Scholarships & Outreach Manager
Annika Holmberg is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional. She is passionate about delivering holistic and evidenced-based psychiatric care to individuals across the perinatal period. In joining PSI-MA, Annika is committed to expanding perinatal mental health training opportunities for professionals, with the ultimate goal of enhancing accessibility to this specialized care across Massachusetts. In her free time, you may find her at a dog park, making jewelry in her backyard, or adventuring with her family and friends.
Jess Buckley, Advocacy Manager
Jessica Buckley is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice. Jessica worked in community mental health, primarily in a school setting, supporting children and families for over a decade until shifting to private practice. In private practice, Jessica has expertise in perinatal and maternal mental health and is committed to continued support for clients on their parenthood journey. She is a mom of two who loves skiing, baking, and knitting.
Stephanie Lagace, Social Media Manager
Stephanie Lagace (she/her) is an accomplished marketing professional and currently works for the leading implementer of energy efficiency programs in North America. After finding PSI during her own postpartum mental health difficulties, she vowed to get involved in raising awareness and demolishing the stigma around perinatal mental health disorders. She is also a volunteer support coordinator and peer mentor for PSI. She unwinds by taking spin classes, going for runs, eating homemade pizza made by her chef husband, and spending time with her beautiful daughter.
PSI relies on members and contributions from the community to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of maternal mental health issues related to childbearing.
All memberships are tax-deductible.
There are many ways to help and volunteer with PSI, and we would love to have you join us. All are welcome at PSI! Survivors, mental health professionals, doulas, clinicians, and anyone else interested and passionate about raising awareness about perinatal mental health can volunteer through the chapter in order to give back to their local communities.
PSI Chapters are made up of a variety of local advocates and stakeholders who further the mission of PSI on a grassroots level. Chapters work on a wide range of initiatives that they develop based on their communities needs. While some chapters may focus on passing legislation, others may create a robust network of peer support groups, and all chapters provide scholarships for PSI trainings and events.
Contact the Chapter to find out about volunteer opportunities near you. Explore other volunteer opportunities on the PSI website.
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