Joy Burkhard, MBA
Joy is the founder and executive director and has also worked for the insurer Cigna for over 20 years. She is currently a regulatory affairs manager with responsibility for market conduct exams and facilitating Cigna's regulatory implementation meetings. Joy has served in several other departments at Cigna and has a passion for quality improvement and innovation.
Joy is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology expert work group on Maternal Mental Health and the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative. She has been recognized for her leadership and vision with several awards, including receiving the "Emerging Leader" award in women's health from the federal Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Women's Health (2016), Cigna's Volunteer of the Year award (2016), and the Junior League of Los Angeles' Founders cup.
Bridget Frese Hutchens, MSN, RN, CNM - Member at Large
Bridget a nurse, a midwife, and a PhD student at Yale School of Nursing with a focus on maternal mental health. With over twelve years of maternity nursing experience, Bridget has worked in hospitals, birth centers, and as a nurse home visitor supporting young first-time moms. Her current research focuses on women's hospital experiences for birth and postpartum depression.
Maureen is a contractor for 2020 Mom. She has worked to establish and run the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health's Maternal Mental Health Week for the past three years, which has reached over 10 million people since its inception. She is Is the writer, director, and producer of the documentary film, Dark Side of the Full Moon, an official selection in five film festivals and winner of an Audience Choice Award. Since the film's release, it has screened over 400 times in theaters and community venues across the U.S, Canada, Japan, Sweeden, and Australia. Maureen is a co-founder of Postpartum Support International Miami, an initiative of Postpartum Support International Florida Chapter and is on the steering committee of the Florida Maternal Mental Health Collaborative. Maureen holds a masters degree in Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is a survivor of a maternal mental health disorder that occurred during the pregnancy of her first son.
Noelle McCown, Psy.D. is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in maternal mental health with a private practice in the Los Angeles area. She supports families during pregnancy, postpartum, and after loss. Connecting with women in the joy and messiness of motherhood is her greatest honor. You can learn about her work at www.drnoellemccown.com or connect with her on Facebook.