Mom of 4, NJ native, and recognized leader in the PMAD community Lisa has worked tirelessly for decades to remove stigma, expand awareness and create resources in all things maternal mental health. Speaker, advisor, expert, and lover of dogs, Lisa knows that a health family begins with a happy mama. The Bloom Foundation’s leader in program creation and training, Lisa understands that qualified and quality resources and support nationwide are necessary in the fight and treatment of combat maternal mental health disorders. Lisa is a graduate of University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ.
Judy Bourne is a wife and mom of 2. A graduation from Rutgers University, Judy heads up all of Bloom’s special events
A New Jersey native and Rutgers University graduate, Shannon brings her background in strategic communications, operations, development, and marketing with major corporations. Shannon is a mom of 3, avid traveler, and big lacrosse fan!
Carter Tremayne, as Treasurer, is tasked with developing fiscal policies to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the organization and works with the Board to develop both short and long-term financial strategies. He takes lead in preparing annual budgets and keeps currently informed of legal, regulatory and sector developments relating to the Board’s financial responsibilities. Carter is a graduate of Wilkes University with a B.S. in Accounting.
With over 24 years of project management, IRT, and clinical supplies experience, Stacy heads up the MMHF™ Certification program. Stacy is a New Jersey native, mom of 2 and graduate of Rutgers University.
Sheri is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and a National Certified Counselor. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling and an Advanced Counseling Certificate from Montclair State University. Sheri has diverse experience working with children, adolescent and adult clients in various settings.
Sheri now owns SBH Counseling Services LLC, a private practice specializing in reproductive mental health. She has received advanced training in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, perinatal loss and infertility counseling.
“I have a strong interest in the area of maternal mental health. Having a child has made me keenly aware of the expectations women often place on themselves in hopes of living up to the ideal of the ‘perfect’ mother. I want to help women navigate the journey of motherhood in a way that allows for them to be open and honest in their experiences. It is important to normalize the overwhelming and scary thoughts and feelings that all too often lead a mother to believe that she is not good enough.”
Cindy Hyman is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a master’s degree in social work from New York University. Since 1997 she has provided individual, group and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults struggling with all life issues, including anxiety, depression, and chronic illness. Through therapy she offers an empathetic approach unique to each client, to help you understand your feelings and needs and get the support you deserve. She will help you discover that you are more than just your symptoms! Cindy has concentrated the last 2 years working primarly with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety patients as well as women and families who have experienced loss during the perinatal period. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where your start.” -Nido Qubein
Melissa Nagel, LCSW, is a graduate of Rutgers University and University of Southern California. Melissa began her career working with Children and families in the Los Angeles area. She later worked as a family psychotherapist at UMDNJ in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Unit. After starting a family, and facing many of the challenges unique to our population, Melissa began working at The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. She brings with her a broad range of experience in family dynamics, anxiety, OCD and depressive disorders. Her approach as a therapist is Strength based, focusing on coping skills and mindfulness.
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