Postpartum Support Virginia's Staff

Cindy Arnn- Grants Administrator

Cindy is a postpartum doula, lactation counselor, and yoga teacher. In her previous professional life, she worked in the human resources field for 16+ years. The transition to motherhood helped Cindy recognize the value of support and the importance of focusing on one's own health and well-being. She encourages all parents that she meets to make time for self-care and become more comfortable with asking for help. Cindy believes strongly in the importance of having a village. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and son. 

Kamisha Battle-Jackson - Volunteer Coordinator

Kamisha is a first-time mother who found herself four months pregnant when the pandemic started. She experience perinatal anxiety and depression. She credits her help and support to the ladies she met through PSVa's Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies-A Support Group for Women of Color. Kamisha's passion has always been to serve others, and since becoming a mother, she enjoys dedicating her time to helping other birthing people. She currently lives in Prince George's County with her husband, son, and step daughter.

Marie Cordon - Warmline Coordinator & Spanish Services Manager

Marie Cordon is a mother, certified translator, experienced yoga instructor, and former public school teacher. Born and raised in Guatemala, Marie moved to the US as a teenager, experiencing firsthand the challenges faced by immigrants and women of color. After completing her master’s degree in Latin American Literature, she worked primarily in education—leading study abroad trips, supporting families through Early Head Start, and teaching middle school Spanish for 5 years in the greater Baltimore area—while teaching yoga on the side. After having her first child during the COVID isolation, Marie made a commitment to use her skills and lived experience to help others through the challenges of pregnancy and postpartum depression/anxiety. She lives with her family in Baltimore City.

Heather Dadurka - Care Coordination Manager

Heather is a survivor of postpartum depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She first came to Postpartum Support Virginia as a client attending in-person and virtual support groups. Since recovering, Heather has dedicated herself to serving other birthing people and their families. She feels passionately about helping to bridge the gap in knowledge among medical providers around understanding, screening, and treating PMADs. When not chasing her toddler around, Heather enjoys painting, gardening, and hiking.

Patricia Davis- North Hampton Roads PMHCVa Coordinator

Patricia is a mother of 2, Army Veteran, life coach, Maternal Mental Health Advocate, and the founder of Mom Mends - A Hampton Roads non-organization that facilitates workshops highlighting mental health skill building and self-awareness in mothers. Born and raised in Savannah, GA, she graduated from Naropa University with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She is pursuing a Master's in clinical mental health counseling at Liberty University. The transition into motherhood had a significant impact on life. Her lived experience with perinatal mental health disorders has resulted in her passion for supporting mothers and families in similar spaces. She has been an active component in many communities for the past five years. Patricia encourages mothers to explore and embrace the experience of motherhood with grace. Patricia enjoys poetry and is a spoken word artist in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

Tera Harris-Interim Care Coordinator Manager

Tera is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia with over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents & adults. She has a passion for mental health advocacy, increasing access to care as well as overall wellness. As a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she understands how closely physical and mental health are related and believes that in a similar way that we have a personal trainer for our physical body, therapeutic partnerships can be a mental and emotional trainer to support us mentally and emotionally. Having been this support system for her loved ones who experienced perinatal complications, she desires to continue supporting birthing individuals and their families with equal fervor. She is dedicated to this mission by increasing awareness surrounding perinatal mental health and communicating "you are not alone" by assisting individuals near and far connect with appropriate services and quality care. Tera loves God, traveling, working out and great food.

Sasha Kusno- Williamsburg PMHCVa Coordinator

Sasha Kusno loves to connect new parents with care. Sasha received support from PSVa through the care line and peer support groups. She is a counseling student at W&M with experience in providing trauma-informed support in non-profit settings. After living in Williamsburg for 15 years, Sasha is excited to work with community partners to reduce gaps in care. She values time with her two kids, thoughtful conversations over coffee, memes, books, and living room dance parties. 

Maggie Lane - Hampton Roads Outreach Coordinator

Maggie is passionate about educating and supporting new parents. She is a registered nurse, a lactation consultant, and a postpartum supporter. She enjoys traveling, cooking, listening to music, reading, and being in nature. She lives in Chesapeake with her husband and two dogs.

Kristen Miller - Social Support & Outreach Coordinator

Kristen is an IBCLC and PMH-C and has been serving perinatal families for the past 15 years in various capacities including birth doula, childbirth educator, and lactation support. She is passionate about helping families with their mental health journey and their personal infant feeding goals. She enjoys watching football, basketball, hiking, reading, and days spent at the beach. She lives in Carrollton with her husband and 4 homeschooled boys.

Nikki Bennett Miller - Prince William County PMHCVa Coordinator & Peer Mentor Program Coordinator

Nikki Bennett Miller is hopeful and excited about partnering with local providers and healthcare professionals to better serve those suffering with perinatal mood disorders in Prince William County. As a previous client of PSVa, she's forever grateful for their support through her own postpartum anxiety. Before joining the PSVa staff, Nikki had been a stay-at-home parent for 6 years. Her first career spanned 12 years in Washington, DC, serving adults experiencing homelessness and psychiatric crisis. She loves to dance and has studied many types of world folkloric dances and traditional American performance art. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two young daughters, a dramatic betta fish, one fast aquarium snail, and a beloved robot vacuum.

Keila Newell- South Hampton Roads PMHCVa Coordinator

Keila is a Bilingual Registered Occupational Therapist Licensed in VA, a Military Veteran Spouse and a mother of five beautiful and active kids with over 20 years of varied experience working with Pediatrics and Adults. Originally from Puerto Rico, Keila has traveled with her husband's military career for 20+ years while starting a family and moving domestically and internationally. She understands firsthand the stress and family dynamic changes that occur with constant transitions in life. She is a survivor of perinatal- postpartum depression and anxiety and has made it her mission to support other women and their families in their pregnancy and transitional journeys. Keila received her Bachelor’s from Howard University and her Doctorate from Chatham University, where she designed an OT-led bilingual maternal wellness program to decrease the stress of new mothers and increase their satisfaction in their co-occupational performances while transitioning into motherhood. Keila lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, 5 kids, and 4 cats. Loves sharing her faith in God, spending time with family, delicious food, and wine nights with friends.

Mandolin Restivo - Executive Director

Mandolin Restivo, MA, CLC, CD, is PSVa's Executive Director. Mandolin has worked in the field of women's health and mental health for over twenty years. She is an experienced non-profit manager and a birth and postpartum doula. Her professional experience includes founding the Bronx Reentry Working Group as Deputy Project Director for Bronx Community Solutions, directing the Ramapo College Women's Center and rape crisis program, and serving as a domestic violence intervention crisis counselor. As a doula, she has served over 400 families during pregnancy and the first year postpartum. Mandolin is a PMADs survivor and lives in Fredericksburg with her son, and menagerie of animals (a dog, cat, and lizard).

Kayla Sage - Trainings Manager

Kayla is a full-spectrum doula, lactation counselor, and artist. After an isolating experience being pregnant, giving birth, and navigating postpartum during a global pandemic she became passionate about maternal health & wellness. She believes strongly in meeting families where they are and providing them with the support they need. Her motto is; “Uplifting mothers so they can enjoy holding their babies.” She is a Virginia Beach native who loves to spend time outdoors with her human son, Pierce, and doggy daughter, Phoenix.

Brittney Torrance - Rappahannock/Culpeper/Fauquier PMHCVa Coordinator

Brittney is a mother, birth doula and yoga instructor who overcame her own postpartum anxiety and depression with the help of PSVa. She has dedicated her time to supporting families as they navigate the perinatal and postpartum period. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, cooking and being outdoors.

Volunteer Staff

Volunteer Staff

Lou-Ann Wattley Belk - Volunteer Social Media Coordinator

Lou-Ann is a certified childbirth educator and facilitator with Birthing from Within. She has been pouring into growing families since 2021 as the creator of Well Worth Watering, offering support to expecting parents. Lou-Ann reflects the wisdom that expecting parents already possess in her class sessions, encouraging parents to water their lived experiences into strengths that will serve them in their birth, postpartum and parenthood experience. Near and dear to her heart is her walk in motherhood, creative expression, topics centering maternal health justice, birthing traditions across the black diaspora, the season of postpartum healing, the role of herbs & nutrition during the birthing year and discussing the ways that childbirth and birth work can be spiritually edifying. Along with her husband, Lou-Ann uncovers new ways to speak life into her children’s growing hearts & minds each day. They currently live in Springfield, Virginia.

Sarah Smith - Volunteer Data Coordinator

Sarah E. Smith's adventurous pre-baby life (international backpacking and motorcycling) was flipped upside down from motherhood. Now a biological mother of one and future adoptive mother of many, she's actively transitioning to her new lifestyle with the support of her loving partner and snuggly dog and cat. PSVa's services were also key players in her emotional development during this challenging time. Making achievements domestically are vital to her, and so is earning an MPA, learning Spanish, and acquiring new skills to better serve nonprofits doing important work.