The Postpartum Support International- Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) (formally the Connecticut Alliance for Perinatal Mental Health) is a multidisciplinary collaborative working to support and provide resources for women and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period (also known as the perinatal period). The alliance first formed as a work group following a PSI Components of Care training in December 2012. Passion for helping this population fueled the development of a full alliance of professionals and mothers from many different backgrounds. In Fall of 2015 the alliance became an official state chapter of Postpartum Support International and PSI-CT was born.
PSI-CT Board of Directors
President: Sharon Thomason, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Sharon Voyer Lavigne, MS, LGC email@example.com
Secretary: Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Cory Bernard, LCSW email@example.com
PSI Liaison: Jennifer Vendetti, LMSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Board Members:
Support Group Committee Chair: Annie Keating-Scherer, LCSW email@example.com
Professional Development and Resources Committee Chair: Martha Adams, LPC firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Committee Chair: Katie Newkirk, email@example.com
- Social Media: Meagan Fazio, Lindsay Demchak, & Sharon Thomason, Ph.D.
- Press Releases: Jennifer Vendetti, MSW
- Website: Sharon Thomason, Ph.D.
Events and Fundraising Committee Chair: Cory Bernard, LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Committee Chair: email@example.com
Member-At-Large: Lisa Candels firstname.lastname@example.org
To reach our goal of helping families in all corners of Connecticut, we are working to establish regional representatives who will field inquiries from individuals in their area of the state.
Litchfield: Lisa Candels (email@example.com)
Middlesex: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Monica Beylea, MPH, RD (email@example.com)
Fairfield: Carla Pileggi Caviola, LPC/LMHC, NCC (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Pamela Allon, MA, LMFT (email@example.com)
New London: TBD
Hartford: Art Guerra, APRN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
New Haven: TBD