Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC PMH-C
Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC PMH-C, is an adjunct professor in the department of psychiatry at
UNC Chapel Hill. She is a dual trained nurse practitioner in women’s health care and board-certified
psychiatric nurse practitioner. At UNC she helped develop an intergraded perinatal mental health model
within the OB-GYN High-risk clinics and founded the UNC Perinatal Depression Support group. She was a
member of the planning team instrumental in opening the 1 st in-patient Perinatal Psychiatric program in
the US. She is considered a subject matter expert (SME) and currently serves as the board chair emeritus
for Postpartum Support International.