Board of Directors

Natasha Sriraman, MD, MPH, FAAP, FABM, (Honorary Chairperson) speaks around the country on various topics: breastfeeding, postpartum depression screening in pediatrics, narrative medicine/physician burnout, cultural competency/cultural differences in infant feeding and social determinants of health. She has specialized training in pediatric psychopharmacology. In addition to seeing patients, she is an associate professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and teaches medical students and residents daily. She also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh and has designed curriculum for public health training in pediatrics and breastfeeding training. She has also written various clinical protocols. Dr. Sriraman is frequently involved with legislative advocacy and has worked with the Governor’s office on having May declared as Maternal Mental Health Month in Virginia. She has received numerous awards for her teaching and research. She has also received grants from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and jointly from Williams & Mary College/Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has served on the board of National AAP-Section of Breastfeeding, and VA-AAP Chapter, and Postpartum Support Virginia. She is currently on the BOD as Education Chair for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, the Virginia-WIC Association and For Kids Homeless Shelter in Norfolk, VA.

Alison Teitelbaum, MS, MPH, CAE (Board Chair) is an association executive and public health communications specialist with over 10 years of experience in non-profit health-related program management, education and outreach, advocacy, research, and marketing.  Alison struggled with severe perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety; thanks to PSVa she received appropriate support, guidance, and treatment.  She is a passionate advocate for raising awareness about maternal mental health.  Alison’s “bucket list” includes visiting all 414 National Park Service units (151 and counting!).  Alison lives in Falls Church with her husband and two children. Terms: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Janet Abraham, MSW is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience in the fields of clinical social work, administration, health policy, fundraising and advocacy.  Janet is the Clinical Social Worker at VCU Health, Women’s Health at Nelson Clinic practicing in the High-Risk Clinic in the Department of OB/GYN.  She is the recipient of the 2014 Ambulatory Women’s Health Week of the Nurse award at VCU Medical Center for “True Collaboration.”  Janet holds degrees from Boston University and VCU Graduate School of Social Work.  She and her husband live in Richmond and have two adult children. Terms: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Chandrika Balgobin, DO is a dual-board certified Consult-Liaison Psychiatrist, with an extensive clinical background in Women’s Mental Health and Perinatal Psychiatry. She completed Psychiatry residency at the University at Buffalo, where she served as Chief Resident in her final two years. Dr. Balgobin is a graduate of the Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship at George Washington University/Inova Fairfax Hospital. She has received numerous academic and teaching awards, and is an inductee of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Balgobin often partners with PSVa to see mothers who need psychiatric support and/or ongoing care. Dr. Balgobin practices within Inova Behavioral Health. Term:2020

Kasie Cassell, WHNP-C, PMHNP-C is a dual licensed board-certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Over the past 15 years Kasie has worked as a Registered Nurse (RN) and/or Nurse Practitioner (NP) in multiple areas of nursing as well as pioneering and developing the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Program for the treatment of depression in our outpatient practice. Kasie is currently running the new division of Columbia Associates called The Perinatal Project. Her focus is on women’s mental health and wellness across the lifespan with a specialty focus on Perinatal Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Kasie was recognized by The International Nurses Association as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare and Top Nurse Practitioner in Virginia in 2017. Terms: 2020

Anita Okonak, MS (Secretary) is District Manager with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. She has over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in sales and training / development. Anita struggled with perinatal and postpartum depression and anxiety which greatly impacted her marriage and spurred her to become a passionate advocate for increasing awareness, diagnosis, and education about maternal mental health.  Anita lives in Fairfax with her son and husband. Terms: 2018, 2019, 2020


Jennifer Mattucci Santoro, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice specializing in reproductive mental health and psychosomatic medicine. Jennifer graduated from Cornell University and University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed internship and residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospitals in New York City, and launched NYU’s first reproductive mental health elective for psychiatry residents.  Dr. Santoro is a clinical instructor at George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth Universities, supervising and mentoring psychiatry residents and fellows.  She lives with her husband and two children in Oakton. Terms: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


Tanya Singleton, RN is a registered nurse and certified counselor specializing in trauma. She has extensive experience, academic training and certifications in the development of health services programs, nursing education, public health research, home health care delivery and supervision, family counseling and EPSDT screening.  She is a veteran of the United State Army Nurse Corps.  Terms: 2020


Amanda Lenoci Zang, MBA, CDFM, is a Senior Manager in Deloitte and Touche LLP’s Federal Advisory Practice and has over 14 years’ experience providing financial Improvement and audit readiness, internal control assessment and evaluation, financial reporting and analysis, and business process improvement.  Amanda’s struggle with  postpartum depression propelled her to share her story with other mothers who may be ashamed or afraid.  Mandy graduated from Clemson University, holds an MBA from Marymount University, and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager.  Mandy lives in Arlington with her husband and two sons.  Terms: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020


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