Founder and Executive Director
Adrienne is a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety who started a support group in 2005 and launched PSVa in 2009. For her work helping new mothers, Adrienne was recognized as Peer Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health (2016) and a Woman of Vision by the Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women (2018). Adrienne graduated from the US Naval Academy and has a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her early career included military and federal government service at the White House, Pentagon, and IRS. Adrienne lives in Arlington with her husband and three children.
JaLyn is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of PSVa’s efforts to provide direct support to moms and families through our statewide network of support groups and Moms on Call helpline. JaLyn is a PMAD survivor who has led PSVa support groups since 2012 and spent thousands of hours volunteering for six Chicago-based non-profits prior to having children. JaLyn graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and George Washington University. She lives with her husband and two children in McLean.
Lydia is a mom of 3 who experienced postpartum depression after her third pregnancy. She was able to find help at the Arlington PSVa support group; after she recovered, Lydia wanted to help new mothers in Prince William County find help and resources in their community. An Arlington native, Lydia is a small business owner who lives in Woodbridge with her family.
Danielle is both a PMAD survivor and a licensed professional counselor specializing in women’s reproductive mental health. Danielle also has several yeras of experience as a substance use counselor. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband and toddler daughter.
Social Media and Fundraising Coordinator
Annie experienced postpartum depression and anxiety when her son was an infant. A graduate of St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame IN, Annie manages PSVa’s social media efforts and coordinates campaigns and events for PSVa, including LUNAFEST. Annie and her family live in Arlington and are huge fans of the Fighting Irish.
Olivia is an experienced doula and military spouse who has lived in the Hampton Roads area for almost a decade. Olivia leds the Peninsula Maternal Mental Health Coalition, bringing together stakeholders from Hampton and Newport News who have “touchpoints” with childbearing women to ensure they are educated about and screened for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Olivia and her family live in Windsor.
Northern Virginia Coordinator
Mara has advanced degrees from the University of Colorado and George Mason University and is currently a Resident in Counseling in Falls Church. After her own struggle with postpartum anxiety and depression she felt that helping other women through postpartum challenges was her calling. Mara is leading PSVa’s effort to educate maternal-child healthcare providers in Northern Virginia and is PSVa’s liaison to the INOVA Health System. Mara and her family live in Fairfax.