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:  Jennifer Vendetti, psictvpres@gmail.com

Secretary: Marie Russell,  psictsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Adam Scherer,  psicttreasurer@gmail.com

PSI Liaison:   Jennifer Badeau,  psictliaison@gmail.com

Additional Board Members:

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

Professional Development and Resources Committee Chair:  Martha Adams, psictresources@gmail.com

Communications Committee Chair:  Alisa Fulvio, psictcommunications@gmail.com

  • Social Media:  Alisa Fulvio, Sharon Thomason, Audrey Achramowicz
  • Press Releases:   Sharon Thomason
  • Website/E-mail: Lynn Turcotte-Schuh

Events and Fundraising Committee Chair:  Laura Badecker, psictfundraising@gmail.com

Membership Committee Chair: Carolyn Kagan, psictmembershipcommittee@gmail.com

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

Ex-Officio Member: Sharon Thomason, themomsource@gmail.com

State Coordinators

Sarah Dufresne
Eastern CT: Tolland, Windham, and New London Counties
860-617-1684 TEXT OR CALL
sarahpsict@gmail.com

Debbie Shillingford
Eastern CT: Fairfield County (Northern)
203-529-1380 TEXT OR CALL
debbiepsi19@gmail.com

Kate Murphy
Eastern CT: Fairfield County (Southern)
203-539-0698 TEXT OR CALLkate.psict@gmail.com

Laura Badecker
North Central CT: Tolland & Hartford Counties
860-288-4760 TEXT OR CALL
laurabadecker@gmail.com

Laura Durst
Hartford County
860-756-0246 TEXT OR CALL
lauramichelle.psi@gmail.com

Wendy Mohr
Hartford County
860-474-3164 TEXT OR CALLwendy3.psi@gmail.com
Wendy is on leave until August 3. In her absence, please reach out to Jaclyn, Kristin, or Laura.

Kristin Long
Hartford County
860-578-2598 TEXT OR CALL
psicoordinatorct@gmail.com

Jaclyn Hunt
Hartford County
860-325-2811 TEXT OR CALL
JaclynM.hunt@gmail.com

Kristin Foschi
Shoreline Area: New Haven & Middlesex Counties
203-903-1007 TEXT OR CALL
Kristin.Foschi@gmail.com

Samantha Nilsson
New Haven & Litchfield Counties
860-255-8296 TEXT OR CALL
samantha.psict@gmail.com

Jennifer Vendetti
STATEWIDE – please contact Jen if your area of the state is not mentioned above.
860-301-6092 TEXT OR CALL
Maternalmentalhealtheducator@gmail.com