Working With Policy Makers to Address Maternal Mental Health Challenges
MMHLA is a NEW nonpartisan 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting the mental health of childbearing women in the United States
by advocating for universal education, screening, referral, and treatment
of postpartum depression and related maternal mental health (MMH) challenges.

Our vision is that all childbearing women in the United States
will be educated about and screened for maternal mental health challenges and have access to resources for recovery.

Learn more at
Kathryn Schubert, MPP (Board Chair)
Katie is Chief Advocacy Officer at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and brings expertise in public health and health policy, focusing on maternal and child health. Katie is Past President of Women in Government Relations and is on the Board of Directors of the Coalition for Health Funding. Katie has a Masters in Public Policy from George Washing-ton University and a Bachelor’s from Mary Washington College.
Adrienne Griffen, MPP (Executive Director)
Adrienne has been advocating for maternal mental health issues since 2005, when she began volunteering with Postpartum Support International. In 2009, she founded Postpartum Support Virginia and served as Executive Director for ten years, building a statewide network of support groups, local coalitions, and training programs. For her work, Adrienne was selected as the Peer Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Adrienne graduated from the United States Naval Academy and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Jamie Belsito (Legislative Director)
Jamie is a subject matter expert in maternal mental health policies at both the state and federal level. Jamie led a grassroots movement engaging mothers and families across the United States to help pass the Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act in 2016, the first-ever federal legislation addressing maternal mental health. Jamie graduated from Salem State College and is on the Board of Trustees for Salem State University.