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As a non-profit we rely on warm hearted Tucson community volunteers to keep this operation going. These are our current volunteers as of 2019.
Judy Vastine RN, IBCLC, RLC
Judy Vastine is a Registered Nurse, IBCLC, RLC (Lactation Consultant). She recently retired from El Rio Birth & Women’s Health Center after 11 years there, capping off her 41-year career in women’s health. Judy’s work has focused on labor, birth and the immediate postpartum period. While at El Rio she taught classes, attended to laboring, birthing families and made home visits to help families in the transition to parenthood. Knowing the importance of the first 3 months postpartum to the health of the family she was active in developing and teaching a 4th Trimester class at the Birth Center. She also created a breastfeeding program that encouraged women to be seen antenatally for breastfeeding evaluation and education. Judy is a MindfulnessBased Childbirth and Parenting teacher. Judy founded the Southern Arizona Lactation Consultant Association in 2017. She has been a board member with the Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition since 2018 and plays a crucial role in coordinating the Social Media Committee. Judy is also passionate about watercolor painting, most things to do with cloth/stitching and biking.
Carole Sheehan MA, RN
Carole is the founder of the Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition (2005) and its immediate Past President. Now retired from nursing, Carole worked in the fields of maternal-child health and mental health for over 30 years. As a Co-coordinator for Postpartum Support International in Arizona, Carole continues to volunteer as a maternal mental health advocate and is currently working on the development of the PSI-AZ Chapter. She lives near Grand Canyon Village in northern AZ with her husband Mike, and is the proud mother of 4 and grandmother of 7.
Yvette was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and she is currently the Alumni Relations Manager for the Alumni Group for Nurse-Family Partnership First Time Moms program. She earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Phoenix and is working on a Master's Degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Yvette manages the social media and assists with community outreach for the TPDC.
Kayla has been a volunteer with TPDC since December 2018. She manages the website and assists with social media, and community outreach. Kayla is a postpartum care provider to families in Tucson. She also is a Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator and Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist. Click the photo to view Kayla's business website and learn more.
Maria Jose Mojardin L.
Maria was born in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico and has lived in Tucson for more than 5 years. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in the Program of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. After the birth of her son, Maria Jose experienced postpartum depression, but thanks to the help and support of a volunteering nurse at the Arizona Postpartum Depression Wellness Coalition (APWC) she could recover. Experiencing Postpartum Depression herself, Maria Jose decided to research this topic among Mexican women living in Tucson and also joined as a volunteer at the Tucson Postpartum Depression Coalition (TPDC).
Ximena moved to Tucson from La Serena, Chile 4 years ago. She obtained her License in Psychology from the University of Chile in 2011, and in 2013 obtained her title of Psychologist with Clinical Mention. The focus of her training was on the Psychodynamic approach. For Ximena, being a part of TPDC is a great opportunity, both in her personal and work environment. It has helped her deliver and learn new research. It encourages her to provide help to mothers and their families as well as providing important knowledge in health professionals.