Dawn McGlothin, SBN, MSN, FNP-BC
Dawn is a Nurse Practitioner who completed her Master’s level work at UCLA in 2008. She has worked as a psychiatric sub-investigator, Clinical Specialist, and a hospitalist at UCLA -SM Hospital. Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, she worked as a travel nurse in many medical centers around the country including Duke, Stanford, Indiana University, USC, and UCLA. Due to illness, she relocated to Indiana in 2012. She has been concentrating on raising her son, who is nineteen months old and is now refreshing her skills as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a local family practice clinic.
Volunteering in her community has always been important to Dawn. During her time in Los Angeles, she was also involved in the Junior League of Los Angeles. She participated in the non-profit’s program to distribute “Speak Up When You are Down” information cards about maternal mental health to local hospitals’ maternity units.
Dawn understands the challenges of maternal mental health challenges, as she had to fight for her own care and treatment during her pregnancy. She knew what questions to ask. Even then, she like so many moms found that her OB/GYN wasn’t able to offer the help or resources she so desperately needed. She was fortunate that with conventional therapy, some alternative treatment, and extraordinary support she started to come out of the dark fog after her son was born.
Now she is ready to join forces with the 2020 Mom Project by volunteering to help us build strategic partnerships, fund raise and more. Additionally, as a result of this journey in 2013, she completed the 2020 Mom Project/PSI Maternal Mental Health online training course. Professionally and personally she wants to help more moms receive the treatment and support they need.