Early-bird registration rate ($115) ends Friday, December 14th.

 Birth: An Intersection between Maternity and Mental Health.  Cost, Quality, Choice and Outcomes

Registration and Breakfast Begins at 8:15am PST

 In Partnership 2020 Mom and Strategies 2.0 Gold Sponsor: Cigna
 2018 Forum


Friday, February 8, 2019
Registration and Breakfast
Begins at 8:15am PST

California Endowment, Los Angeles, CA

All times are Pacific Standard Time

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Introductions

A Mother's Personal Story
Joanna Joshua

Birth Trauma and Maternal Mental Health

Cheryl Beck, DSNc


Raising the Bar:
California Legislative Policy
and Health System Best Practices

Joy Burkhard, MBA
Founder and Executive Director, 2020 Mom
California MMH Health Policy & Implementation Resource Overview

Patricia De Marco, MD
Medical Director MMH, Hoag Women's Health Institute, Orange County, CA

Gabrielle Mauren, PhD, LP
MMH Innovation Award Winner Park Nicollet Health Systems, Twin Cities, MN


Cost of Untreated MMH Disorders and
Payor Perspectives on Improving Maternity Care
and Mental Health Outcomes

Carole Mendoza
Director IBM Global Health Benefits and Wellness
Board Member, 2020 Mom

Adam Wolfberg, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Ovia Health:
Cost of Untreated MMH Disorders

Christine Morton, PhD
Research Sociologist, Author Birth Ambassadors

Becky Bailey
Senior Director Global Health Benefits and Wellness,

Melissa Real
Director U.S. Health Benefits Qualcomm

Stuart Lustig, MD
Senior Medical Director,
Cigna Behavioral Health

Beer, Wine and Sparkling Water
HomeBoy Bakery Dessert Bar

Early-bird registration rate ($115) ends Friday, December 14th.


Keynote Speaker

Cheryl Beck,

Professor, University of Connecticut

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Dr. Beck is a professor at the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing. Over the past 20 years Dr. Beck has focused her research on postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. She has published over 100 journal articles on such topics as postpartum depression, and birth trauma including PTSD due to childbirth.  Dr. Beck is a certified nurse-midwife and holds a master's degree in maternal-newborn nursing from Yale University and received her Doctor of Nursing Science degree from Boston University. Dr. Beck is also a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has received numerous awards such as the Eastern Nursing Research Society’s Distinguished Researcher Award, the Distinguished Alumna Award from Yale University and more.


Live Webcast

Opportunities are available for organizations outside the Los Angeles area to host a live webcast of the Forum on February 8th.  The fee is $295 for an unlimited number of attendees. To view our FAQ on hosting a webcast, please click here.  

To register to host a webcast of the 2019 Forum, please email Kelly Nielson at kelly@2020mom.org. 

Continuing Education Credits

Continuing education credit is available for a fee of $35 (in addition to the Forum registration fee). To sign up for CE credit, please complete the following steps in this order:

1) Register to attend the Forum by clicking the blue Register Now button below.
2) After registration is confirmed, visit this link to pay the $35 CE fee via PayPal. You may also use a credit card for payment.

For questions regarding CE credit, please contact Gerald Stone: geralds@ivatcenters.org

IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. This
training meets the qualifications for up to 4.75 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs,
LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The BBS continues to
recognize APA as an approved provider of continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. IVAT
is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP
#13737). IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education
for attorneys (#11600). CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.

CE Fees are non-refundable, but are transferable within this event.

Early-bird registration rate ($115) ends Friday, December 14th.

Recommended Hotel

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, 251 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Book early as competing events are taking place. A room block has not been secured.

Scholarships Available!

 Charlene & Shane Ventanilla

Charlene & Shane Ventanilla

The Charlene and Shane Ventanilla Memorial Scholarship has been established and funded by Cigna, to help those working for community based non-profit organizations, birth and postpartum doulas and/or lactation consultants primarily serving low income mothers, and students studying in a related field, attend the live event for $25. Ten (10) scholarships will be provided.

Apply by December 31st by completing this form. We will inform the recipients we have selected by January 7, 2019.

Second Annual Investor Dinner

Noe Restaurant, Omni Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
7 - 9:30pm, Thursday, February 7, 2019


This exclusive event is open to investors who have donated $300 or more by December 31, 2018, or who have become a Platinum InnerCircle Investor by March of the prior year. By invitation only, attendees will dine with our speakers and sponsors. Learn more about becoming an investor.

Past Annual Forums

Materials and highlights from previous forums are available here.