Shelly TregemboDevelopment 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.
Jennifer Fisher, LMFTInterim President
Jen has a background in education and non-profit management. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a Master's degree in Marital & Family Therapy and received most of her clinical training at the UCSD Reproductive Mental Health Clinic. She is currently in private practice in La Jolla and enjoys supporting couples as they transition into parenthood. In her free time, she enjoys spending time at the beach or the desert with her family.
Michelle Clookie, IBCLCProgram Coordinator
Michelle Clookie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and Program Coordinator for the Postpartum Health Alliance. She is passionate about normalizing all aspects of motherhood and providing support for families during their parenthood transitions. When not supporting other families, Michelle is spending time at the beach with her husband Jeremy, and their three children.
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.
Ashley TehraniEducation Chair, CLEC
Ashley is a certified lactation educator and currently working towards becoming an IBCLC. She co-leads the Mother’s Circle: Parenting and Breastfeeding Support group at the San Diego Breastfeeding Center. Ashley has a lively 2.5 year old and has enjoyed navigating this new life as a parent. She enjoys playing beach volleyball, softball and reading in her free time.
Renata Cameron, LMFTSocial Media/Special Projects Chair
Renata is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and mom of two young boys. In between picking up legos and making PB &Js, Renata runs a private practice exclusively focuses on providing supportive and educational groups for new moms. Her mission to ensure all moms have a trusted space to navigate the complexities of their role, thus she is ecstatic to join PHA and eager to work towards expanding PHA's reach and awareness throughout San Diego.
Shelby PetersonOutreach Chair
Shelby Peterson is a dedicated mother, postpartum mentor, community volunteer, and wife of a police officer. Born and raised in Southern California, Shelby resides in San Diego with her husband Jake, and their three children. Shelby enjoys spending time with her family, serving as a wish-granter for the make-a-wish foundation, and utilizing her experience in overcoming postpartum depression to help new moms who are struggling with this condition. Shelby is a graduate of Chapman University where she obtained her B.A. in Psychology. She is currently the reigning Mrs. California United States where she is using her title to advocate for the maternal health community.
Amanda Freeman, Ph.D., PMH-CTraining Chair
Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. She is passionate about making the experience of motherhood a joyful and fulfilling time. Her private practice focuses on women and mothers and offers support, education, and therapy. She is passionate about helping new moms navigate the changes in their lives when growing their families. Amanda also has three children, who fill her life outside of work, with lots of activity and laughter.