About Us

The Postpartum Support International- Connecticut Chapter (PSI-CT) (formally the Connecticut Alliance for Perinatal Mental Health) is a chapter of Postpartum Support International.  PSI-CT works to increase support and provide resources for women and their families during pregnancy and the postpartum period (also known as the perinatal period), to increase awareness of the mental health challenges related to childbearing and parenting, and to provide perinatal mental training for childbirth professionals.  PSI-CT is a 501(c)(3) organization under the tax id number of Postpartum Support International LLC (Tax #77-0196208).

PSI-CT Board of Directors

Executive Board

President: Cory Bernard,  psictpres@gmail.com

Vice President:  Cynthia Hayes, psictvpres@gmail.com

Secretary: Samantha Smalls,  psictsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Adam Scherer,  psicttreasurer@gmail.com

PSI Liaison:   Jennifer Vendetti,  psictliaison@gmail.com

Additional Board Members:

Support Group Committee Chair:  Sarah Dufresne,  psictgroups@gmail.com

Professional Development and Resources Committee Chair: Autumn Cloud-Ingraham  psictresources@gmail.com

Communications Committee Chair:  Audrey Achramowicz psictcommunications@gmail.comm

Events and Fundraising Committee Chair:  Interim: Cory Bernard psictpres@gmail.com

Membership Committee Chair: Marie Russell, psictmembershipcommittee@gmail.com

Member-At-Large:  Barbara Ward-Zimmerman, psictboardmember@gmail.com

Other Facilitators and Coordinators:

Providers of Color Collective Facilitator: Nicole Archer narcherlpc@gmail.com

Climb out of Darkness Coordinator: Kristen Dillon psictcotd@gmail.com

Board Assistant: Ailish McMahon-Lewis psictassistant@gmail.com

PSI State Coordinators

PSI Coordinators are trained volunteers who provide support, encouragement, information, and resources by phone, text, or email and will help connect moms, dads, and families to local providers who are trained to treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Coordinators give encouragement, information, tips, and resources but not clinical, medical, legal, or religious advice. They are here to help all families navigate through the transition to parenthood. For more information, click here.