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
Social Media Director: Maureen Campion, MS, LP email
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
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
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