Shelly TregemboEvents Chair
Shelly is responsible for creating and implementing strategic initiatives throughout the department and is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma process improvement. She earned a certificate in Strategic Management from UCSD in 2010, is an active member and past President of San Diego Uptown Rotary and is a proud graduate of LEAD San Diego’s IMPACT Class of 2012.
In her spare time, Shelly likes to travel, get outside as much as possible and enjoys eating fancy food with friends and family.
Lea Bush, ACSW/MPATreasurer
Lea holds a Master‘s of Social Work degree and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.
Michelle ClookieProgram Coordinator
Michelle has over 9 years of non-profit management experience specializing in startegic planning, training and development. When she is not busy being a full-time mommy to her two young children, she is finding joy in the work she is doing for PHA! For all questions please email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany (Beth) Warren, LCSWPresident
Beth is a LCSW Psychotherapist in private practice in San Diego where she specializes in Maternal Mental Health, focusing on Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, infertility, trauma, pregnancy loss, adoption and surrogacy. Beth also provides clinical supervision to new clinicians working towards their licensure and teaches at a local university in the psychology and counseling programs. Beth is a frequent speaker about Maternal Mental Health and has been featured on several podcasts and radio programs.
Rachel Rabinor, LCSWTraining Chair
Rachel is a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has a private practice in San Diego where she specializes in Maternal Mental Health, including infertility, perinatal loss, pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and early parenting. She also provides trainings to birth workers and other allied professionals on Maternal Mental Health.
Robin Kaplan, IBCLCEducation Chair
Robin Kaplan is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and owner of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center. Robin completed her lactation consultant training and certification at University of California, San Diego in 2009. She also holds a Masters in Education from UCLA, a multiple-subjects teacher credential from UCLA, and a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. In 2013, she created the San Diego Nursing in Public Task Force to educate her local community about the California laws that protect a mother's right to breastfeed in public and to provide support and guidance to mothers who have faced harassment or discrimination for breastfeeding in public.
Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, APRNDevelopment Chair
Semira Semino-Asaro , PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC is an Associate Professor at University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research. She completed her doctoral study in Nursing and Health Policy as well as a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Infant-Parent Mental Health at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner student at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute of Nursing Research. Semira has a long standing interest in and commitment to maternal mental health and has integrated this into her various roles as a clinician in maternal-child and mental health settings and in her work as a nurse educator and researcher.
Chloe Clasper-TorchWarmline Chair
Chloe Clasper-Torch currently works at Christ Lutheran Church, Pacific Beach. She has experience working with mothers and families in a multitude of professional and personal capacities, and has a background in Volunteer & Social services.
Veronica James, LCSWSecretary
Veronica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. She has been working with families facing high risk pregnancies, NICU hospitalizations, pregnancy loss, adoption, surrogacy, substance abuse, and adolescent pregnancies in the hospital setting for 17 years. Veronica currently facilitates the weekly postpartum mood and anxiety support group for women at Sharp Mary Birch, a monthly Co-Ed support group for couples affected by postpartum mood disorders, and a weekly support group for NICU parents.