Staff

Theresa Termine

Executive Director 

Theresa is a marketing and communications professional with a specialization in fundraising and development. She has successfully designed and implemented fundraising campaigns for national and local non-profit organizations, as well as local schools and churches. Theresa is currently working to gain master certification in fundraising management through the Lily Foundation at Indiana University. She lives in Arlington with her three teenagers.

ttermine@postpartumva.org

Mandolin Restivo, MA

Director of Support & Development

Mandolin is an experienced non-profit manager, as well as birth and postpartum doula.  Her professional experience includes working in alternatives to incarceration in the Bronx, where she co-founded the Bronx Reentry Working group; directing a campus Gender Center, and working with underserved youth in New York City.   As a Birth and Postpartum Doula she has served over 150 families during pregnancy, birth, and the first year postpartum.  This combination of experience gives her the tools necessary to support both volunteers and families affected by maternal mental health issues.  She lives in Fredericksburg with her son, Gabriel. 
 

mrestivo@postpartumva.org

Lydia Anderson

Director of Coalitions & Woodbridge Coordinator

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.

landerson@postpartumva.org

Mara Watts M.A., M. Ed.

Director of Outreach and Education

Mara has advanced degrees from the University of Colorado and George Mason University and is currently a Resident in Counseling in Fairfax.  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 throughout the state.  She is PSVa’s liaison to the INOVA Health System. Mara and her family live in Fairfax.

mwatts@postpartumva.org

Priscilla Briones

Director of Finance and Events

Priscilla has a background in administration, accounting, event and meeting planning, communications and member relations.  Priscilla survived postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis and credits PSVa in helping her through her first four years of motherhood.  She lives in Woodbridge with her husband and two children.

pbriones@postpartumva.org

Danielle Cauley, LPC

Williamsburg Coordinator

Danielle is both a PMAD survivor and a licensed professional counselor specializing in women’s reproductive mental health.  Danielle also has several years of experience as a substance use counselor.  She lives in Williamsburg with her husband, daughter and son.

williamsburg@postpartumva.org

Kristen Miller, BA, CCCE

Peninsula Coordinator

Kristen is a childbirth educator, teaching prenatal classes at a local non-profit hospital. Kristen, who received a degree in psychology from Christopher Newport University, experienced postpartum depression after her second son was born. Kristen is also passionate about helping mothers reach their personal breastfeeding goals and will take the IBCLC exam in 2020. She lives in Carrollton with her husband and 4 (homeschooled) boys.

kmiller@postpartumva.org

Annie Kelly

Social Media 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.

akelly@postpartumva.org

Adrienne Griffen, MPP

Founder

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.

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