About The Bloom Foundation

The Bloom Foundation is a network of providers, volunteers, moms, dads, and organizations that are committed to promoting understanding, support and resources needed to help women 


“Motherhood is a challenge under the best of circumstances, and maternal mental health should be prioritized to include comprehensive education and support from all levels of society.”

Dr. Christina Hibbert, Clinical Psychologist and Expert on Women’s Mental Health

Our Story

How We Got Started

The Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness was born out of a lifelong friendship and a shared passion for supporting new mothers.

Lisa Tremayne and Shannon Hayes have been best friends since the 7th grade. After going through high school, college, and even living together, their 40+ year bond was about to spark something truly special.

In 2017, Lisa had already made huge strides in maternal mental health as the founder of New Jersey’s first Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) through the Monmouth Hospital System. But she had a vision to help even more mothers struggling with the challenges of new parenthood.

That’s when Shannon, who lives in Washington State, came to visit Lisa for one of their regular “Mom Walks.” As Lisa shared her aspirations to expand her work beyond her job, Shannon’s three decades of experience in helping startups and small businesses grow proved invaluable.

What was supposed to be a short visit turned into weeks of detailed planning and passionate strategizing between the two friends. They drew up the blueprint for a new nonprofit that would increase access to perinatal mental health education and support on a wider scale.

And just like that, the Bloom Foundation was created from the bonding experience of motherhood and the enduring power of friendship.

Where We Are Now

From those initial conversations between two lifelong friends, the Bloom Foundation has blossomed into a powerful maternal mental health advocacy force.

What began with just Lisa and Shannon has expanded into a team of volunteers lending their voices to educate mothers and medical professionals about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).

Bloom has created vital resources to help healthcare providers identify and address PMADs, including specialized training workshops. The Peer-to-Peer Facilitator Training equips PMAD survivors to lead their own support groups through immersive learning.

Understanding the power of lived experience, Bloom empowers women to “pay it forward” by guiding others through challenges they’ve faced. Trainees gain the skills to create and lead local peer support groups with ongoing guidance.

What started between two compassionate friends has flourished into a comprehensive network of education, resources and support for mothers and families. Bloom continues ensuring no woman journeys through parenthood alone.

Saving Lives & Building Families

Children Placed

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Lisa Tremayne

Lisa Tremayne


Lisa Tremayne, RN, PMH-C, CBC is both a survivor and dedicated advocate of improving the standard of care and raising awareness for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. In 2005, Lisa was involved in the development of New Jersey’s, a first in-nation universal mandatory screening program for prenatal and postpartum depression. In 2017, Lisa created and directed New Jersey’s first Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) which offers comprehensive integrated care (individual therapy, medication, peer group support, and more) to new and expectant parents. Lisa also participated in the Rutgers-led Pipeline to Proposal project funded by PCORI to convene patients and stakeholders in New Jersey on improving systems of care for perinatal mood disorders. As a member of the State Advisory Board, Lisa is able to provide personal, clinical and programmatic expertise in her field.

Lisa also Co-Founded and acts as the president at the Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness. The Bloom Foundation’s mission is to create a new standard of care for women throughout the perinatal period to ensure that every suffering new and expecting parent get the care they need.

Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes


Shannon Hayes brings over three decades of experience in guiding small businesses towards sustainable success. As the CEO of Vitality Ventures Group, she empowers women entrepreneurs by providing comprehensive services and solutions that catalyze growth and innovation. .

Shannon’s commitment to fostering female entrepreneurship extends beyond her role at Vitality Ventures. She founded Medspa Mastery, an online resource for medspa owners and through the Vitality Vault podcast, Shannon interviews female entrepreneurs, offering insights into the challenges of balancing business with family life.

At The Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness, Shannon leverages her leadership skills and passion for social impact to support mothers and families. As COO and co-founder, she drives the foundation’s mission forward through education, advocacy, and community engagement, ensuring that every initiative aligns with the foundation’s vision of nurturing maternal wellness.

Shannon’s dynamic approach to leadership and her unwavering dedication to empowering women make her an invaluable asset to The Bloom Foundation for Maternal Wellness. Together, we are dedicated to creating positive changes in the lives of mothers and families across the globe.

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Eatontown, NJ

Call Us: (732) 610-8031