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Meet the Steering Committee


Executive Director of Community Outreach: Crystal Clancy, MA, LMFT email

Crystal is an LMFT, Crystal was the mastermind behind our highly successful Daisy Dash 5K. She also serves on the advisory committee for Maternal Mental Health for the MN Dept. of Health. She became involved in Perinatal Mental Health as her journey to building a family came with both infertility and postpartum depression. Realizing how little help there was available, she decided to build a practice in these areas, and helped form PPSM. She is currently in private practice at Iris Reproductive Mental Health in Burnsville.


Executive Director of Communications: Lisa Cross, MA, LMFT email

Lisa is an LMFT and has a certificate in PMAD treatment. She is a state coordinator for Postpartum Support International.  Lisa has been a presenter at Postpartum Support International Annual Conference as well as a trainer for the PPSM professional training. Lisa serves on the advisory committee for Maternal Mental Health for the MN Dept. of Health. She is leading the way for greater awareness of PMADs through obtaining a proclamation through Gov. Dayton each year to proclaim May as Maternal Mental Health Awareness. She is currently working on legislative issues for the State of MN regarding PMADs.  PMAD advocacy is near and dear to her heart, as she is a survivor of Postpartum OCD and had several miscarriages between the births of her 2 children. She is currently in private practice in Plymouth.


Social Media Director: Maureen Campion, MS, LP email

Maureen is a psychologist and marriage counselor who specializes in supporting families through the early parenting years. She offers marriage and parenting classes at her private therapy practice in Richfield and writes a weekly newsletter- "Note from a Marriage Geek." Maureen is a founding board member of the Twin Cities Birth and Baby Expo.

Training Director: Samantha Huguelet, DPN, APRN, CNS 

Samantha is an advanced practice nurse specializing in women's reproductive mental health. She currently practices between Nystrom and Associates in Apple Valley and Iris Reproductive Psychiatric Clinic in Burnsville MN. Samantha also provides clinical supervision for graduate nursing students. She is an advocate for clients receiving appropriate, personalized and unbiased treatment for their individual needs.

Helpline Director: Allison Peterson, MA, LP email

Allison Peterson, MA, LP, is a licensed psychologist. She has worked in the mental health field for more than 13 years in a variety settings, including residential treatment, day treatment, in-home therapy and outpatient practice. She specializes in working with young people with self-injurious and suicidal behaviors, and she is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and clinical hypnosis. She obtained her master's degree in counseling psychology from University of St.Thomas and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Viterbo University. Currently she is a member of Minnesota in Psychology.

Allison is involved in the postpartum community as a member of Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota, Helpline Director and facilitator of Circle of Moms at Amma Parenting Center. 

Volunteer Services Director:  Katy Johncox

Katy is retail professional with a B.S. in Marketing and MBA from the Carlson School Management at the University of Minnesota.  After experiencing PPA, she began volunteering with PPSM through the Helpline as a peer support contact to reassure those who are suffering that they are not alone.  She joined the steering committee in Dec 2015 is passionate about promoting awareness and understanding of PMADs to moms and families through the work of PPSM.  


Community Outreach Director:  Danielle Cotter

Danielle Cotter

Professional Outreach: Michele Anderson, DNP  email

Michele is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has a DNP from the University of Minnesota during which she focused her studies on PMADs. She also completed the PSI Maternal Mental Health Training. She is committed to educating other providers about PMADs. She is a survivor of postpartum depression and experienced providers who were not aware of PMADs. She is currently in private practice at Mental Health Counseling Services in Minneapolis. 

Marketing Director: Stephanie Olson


Secretary/Treasurer:  Lauren Robbins, MS, LPCC, LADC  email

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in private practice at Wild Tree Psychotherapy specializing in PMADs and trauma treatment. Lauren has completed the Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom Professional Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training and continues to pursue advanced training in the areas of PMAD treatment and mental health care for birth trauma experiences. Lauren entered the birth world in 2012 and continues to speak at various moms groups, present on the topic of sex and relationships after baby, and support young families entering and navigating parenthood.

Membership Coordinator: Sarah Doll, MA, LPCC email
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She has over 10 years experience treating adults, adolescents, and couples in community mental health centers, addiction centers, as well as in private practice. She specializes in helping women who are suffering with prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety, miscarriage, and infertility issues.

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