About Us

From left to right: Amy Rodriguez, Adam Scherer, Nicole Archer, Annie Keating-Scherer, Audrey Achramowicz, Samantha Smalls, Carol-Ann Murphy, Jennifer Badeau, Natasha Welz, Sarah Dufresne, Marie Russell, Autumn Cloud-Ingram, Jennifer Vendetti and Cynthia Hayes.

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

Chair: Jennifer Vendetti,  psictpres@gmail.com

Vice Chair:  Cynthia Hayes, psictvpres@gmail.com

Secretary: Samantha Smalls,  psictsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Adam Scherer,  psicttreasurer@gmail.com

PSI Liaison: Natasha Welz,  psictliaison@gmail.com

Additional Board Members:

Member-At-Large:  Carol Ann Murphy, psictboardmember@gmail.com

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

Communications Committee Chair:  Audrey Achramowicz psictcommunications@gmail.com

Advocacy & Policy Committee Chair: Amy Rodriguez Psictadvocacy@gmail.com

Alliance Liaison/Providers of Color Collective: Nicole Archer Psictalliance@gmail.com

Support Groups Committee Chair:  Sarah Dufresne & Annie Keating Scherer,  psictgroups@gmail.com

Resources & Professional Development Committee Chair: Autumn Cloud-Ingram  psictresources@gmail.com

Fundraising & Events Committee Chair:  Jennifer Badeau Psictfundraising@gmail.com

Additional Leadership Roles:

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.