Chris Raines

Chris Raines, RN MSN APRN-BC, PMH-C

PSI Board Chairperson and Chapters Chair
Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, PMH-C, is a dual trained nurse practitioner in Women’s’ Health and board certified in Psychiatric-Mental Health and has practiced as a Perinatal Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for over 15 years. Chris was a member of the planning team instrumental in opening the first in-patient Perinatal Mental ...
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Liz Verney

Liz Verney

Vice-Chair of the Board
Liz Verney has a BFA from Parson’s School of Design and The New School. She was an Illustrator, Graphic Designer and magazine Art Director in New York City. She moved to rural New Hampshire when she married and there she raised two children. She was on the NH State Council ...
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Vanessa Park

Vanessa Park

Board Secretary
Vanessa Park is a development and marketing/communications specialist who works with both nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses. She also has an editing and ghostwriting business called Vanessa’s Red Pen, and is a fiction writer and blogger. Vanessa has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Columbia ...
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Karen Wachenheim

Karen Wachenheim

Treasurer
I am a Senior Accountant for the New York State Education Department. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Studies and my Certificate in Accounting. I have been an Accountant for 15 years. I am also a Zumba instructor and have been for four years. I live ...
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Nicole Cirino MD

Nicole Cirino MD

Consultation Line Medical Director
Dr. Nicole Cirino is a physician with specialization in Reproductive Psychiatry. She is an Associate Professor at Oregon Health Science University where she teaches medical students, residents and other physicians about Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Female Sexual Medicine. She holds leadership positions in several national professional organizations including ...
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Steven D'Achille

Steven D’Achille

I am the president and founder of Alexis Joy D’Achille Foundation for Postpartum Depression, advocate, husband, and Dad. I’m a man advocating for maternal mental health issues because I realize women’s health is a family health issue.   My passion is creating access to care for families struggling.  www.alexisjoyfoundation.org ...
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Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD

Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD

Community Engagement
Originally from Arlington Texas, received undergraduate degree in Biology from Priarie View A&M University. Attended Medical School at University of Louisville in Kentucky and Psychiatry Residency at Harvard. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine Staff Psychiatrist at The Women’s Place- Center for ...
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Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C

Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C

Training and Education
Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., PMH-C, is a psychologist in private practice specializing perinatal mental health. She was drawn to this specialty after going through Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and Postpartum OCD with her first child. Dr. Kat is the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast, which focuses on ...
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David Levine, MD

David Levine, MD

Professional Outreach
Dr. Levine is a New Jersey based pediatrician with the Summit Medical Group. David is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He suffered from postpartum depression with his first child, but that did not stop him from having a second, and having postpartum anxiety with that one.  He has ...
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Mary Parnham

Mary Parnham

Nominating and Governance
Mary (Moore) Parnham is currently a paralegal/office manager for the firm of Parnham & Associates in Houston, Texas. This is a criminal defense law firm, most known for representing Andrea Yates. After the first trial, in which Ms. Yates was found guilty and sentenced to life in the penitentiary, Mary ...
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Shelby Peterson

Shelby Peterson

Volunteer Services
Shelby Peterson is a dedicated mother, postpartum mentor, community volunteer, and wife of a police officer. Born and raised in Southern California, Shelby resides in San Diego with her husband Jake, and their three children. Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, serving as a wish-granter for the make-a-wish foundation, ...
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Lita Simanis, LCSW, PMH-C

Lita Simanis, LCSW, PMH-C

State Chapters
Lita Simanis, LCSW, PMH-C is Coordinator of the Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood & Anxiety Disorder Program at Alexian Brothers Health System. She also works as a Perinatal Mental Health Clinician on the North Shore Mom’s Line. Since 2008, Lita has been the co-coordinator of the Postpartum Depression Illinois Alliance. Lita ...
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Ann Smith, CNM

Ann Smith, CNM

Marketing/Communications Chair
Ann Smith, CNM, is a former PSI Board member, PSI Presidents Advisory Council member, nurse-midwife, PSI Support Coordinator in New York City, PPD survivor, lecturer on perinatal mood disorders to health professionals, a facilitator on PSI Chat with an Expert forum, and led a postpartum depression support group in New ...
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Nicole Taylor

P. Nicole Taylor MD

Membership
Dr. Phyliss Nicole Taylor is a psychiatrist with a specialization in Perinatal Mental Health. She is currently employed at the North Florida South Georgia VA Health Systems Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. She is affiliated with the University of Florida – Jacksonville and provides clinical supervision for psychiatry ...
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Peter Wilderotter

Peter Wilderotter

Development/Advancement
eter Wilderotter is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Since joining the Reeve Foundation in 2005, Wilderotter led the Foundation to its nationally recognized role as the driving force behind the development of novel therapies for spinal cord injury. Wilderotter is also an ...
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