Postpartum Health Alliance

June 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the PHA newsletter! Home of your updates on PMADs research, local events focused on increasing PMADs awareness and more!

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Employment Opportunity for Postpartum Health Alliance

Position Title: Postpartum Health Alliance (PHA) Coordinator

Position Type: Contracted, part-time

Location: Home-based, with frequent meetings in community locations (work materials provided by PHA)

Hours: Approximately 12 hours per week

Timeframe: This position is time limited (six months), with an option to extend

Proposed Duties:

  • Communications (estimated at 15 hours/month)
    • Monitor PHA email address

  • Marketing & Outreach (estimated at 10 hours/month)
    • Contribute to and manage the monthly release of the PHA Newsletter
    • Sit on Communications Committee
    • Manage email listserve
    • Participate in or organize the participation in community events
    • Give presentations about PHA
    • Support coordination of materials and supplies for outreach events
    • Staff PHA table at community outreach events (6-10/year)

  • Website (estimated at 5 hours/month)
    • Update and Monitor Website content
    • Manage website design updates

  • Miscellaneous administrative jobs in collaboration with Board, at the direction of Board President (estimated at 15 hours/month)
  • Support strategic planning initiative

  • Weekly meeting (phone or in-person) with PHA Board President or designated representative (1 hour/week)

Orientation, training and ongoing support to duties listed above will be provided by the PHA Board of Directors.

Qualifications/Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of previous non-profit administrative experience desired
  • Comfort with public speaking and engaging in networking and outreach conversations
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Comfortable with technology and basic computer software
  • Able to solve problems and troubleshoot technology challenges
  • Able to provide at least 2 professional references

Interested Candidates:

Please send a resume and brief description of why you are interested in this position to: No phone calls, please.

Parent Connection Swap Meet

Sunday, June 28th, 8am-12pm

Sunday, June 28 * 8:00am – 12:00pm Canyon Crest Academy 5951 E Village Center Loop Road San Diego 92130

PHA and theBlueDotProject will be at the Parent Connection Swap Meet at Canyon Crest Elementary on Sunday June 28th. We'll be raising money and spreading the word about PHA. You can help us by: spreading the word to your network, coming by and saying hello, or letting us know if you have a collection of gently used baby and little kid items you'd like to donate to be sold at the PHA fundraising table.

PMADs News and Medical Updates

The Power of a Personal Story: A message from PHA's President, Gretchen Maillos, LCSW, RYT

"As the President of Postpartum Health Alliance, I want to share with you the story of how I became involved with PHA so many years ago. The truth is that PHA found me in the winter of 2007, through a posting on the Parent Connection​ parent list serve by then President, Sharon Jones. In it, she shared the story of her own postpartum journey and how PHA had been essential to her during a very dark and difficult time. She courageously shared her experience in order to raise awareness about the painful realities of postpartum emotional health. In addition, she invited others to join the cause and support PHA, in order that it would continue to be available to others. I heard her message loud and clear and I have been deeply involved ever since. Clearly, her story made a profound impact on me, and this is why." Read the full story HERE.

PHA Wants to Hear from YOU!

Do you have a new moms group you would like others it know about? Are you doing something in your practice that you think other providers ought to know? If so, contact us at The PHA newsletter could be a great opportunity to spread the word and connect the community of those who support PMADS awareness.

The PHA Clinical List Serve

The PHA Clinical List serve is a benefit to PHA members only and is intended to provide immediate access to other providers for ease of referrals, appropriate promotion of services and support of each other with clinical questions and the sharing of ideas, articles and research. Amber Rukaj, LMFT and past president of PHA is moderating a Yahoo group called PHA Clinical Listserve. If you are currently a member of PHA, you should receive an email inviting you to join the group. If you are not a current member of PHA, please make sure you have renewed your most recent membership to have access to this group.

Do you Need to Renew Your PHA Membership?

Becoming a member of PHA not only helps us in fulfilling our mission, but entitles you to the many benefits of membership. If you did not receive a renewal notice, please contact us! Your membership can also be renewed online by clicking here!