Who We Are

Baby Blues Connection is committed to providing free and confidential support that builds community and connection. Support us through donations and volunteering.

Our mission

The mission of Baby Blues Connection is to support parents and their families coping with pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, with information, resources, and community; and connect and support the volunteers, staff and professionals who serve them.

We’re here for you

We’re here to connection with you, listen, support and give resources if requested. We’ll meet you where you are at.

We’re committed to you

We’re committed to serving all families regardless of race, religion, creed or orientation. Everyone is welcome.

We understand

As parents with experiences of our own to share, we truly understand how you are feeling. You are not alone.

Baby Blues Connection pledges to:

We’re all in, for the long haul

We pledge to engage in the long-term commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. With this pledge, we commit ourselves to honor and embrace diversity, and to stand against racism wherever it appears.

Never let the conversation stop

We pledge to always engage in difficult conversations, to call one another out if necessary and to work hard to always examine our internal biases.


Identify which lived experiences are not reflected in board and volunteers and see opportunities to engage those perspectives as part of our organization’s infrastructure.

Always do what is right because it is the right thing to do

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it’s important. We pledge to stand up for what is right and for our actions to speak loudly.

Educate ourselves

We acknowledge that we’re all at different points in learning what it means to be anti-racists and our organization reflects this. We pledge to continue to support one another as we learn.


We pledge to center and uplift Black, Indigenous and People of Color’s voices and intersectional issues important to our community. We pledge to listen to those who have different heritage, culture, and experiences from our own with open hearts and open minds, and to learn from them what actions, practices, policies, or structures they experience as racist.

Baby Blues Connection History

Baby Blues Connection was born in 1994 when Nola Cross, survivor of postpartum depression, joined Wendy Davis, PhD to begin supporting postpartum mothers and their families. In 1995 Wendy became the founding director of Baby Blues Connection; and the organization grew as other women volunteered to take on tasks necessary to run the program.

In 1997, after developing a formal program combining volunteer training and mentoring, BBC trained its first group of recovered moms who became phone support and group facilitators, delivering our unique model of mom-to-mom support. Volunteers have always been vital to our day-to-day operations and remain the backbone of our organization.

We received our non-profit 501 (c) 3 status in 2003, a board of directors was formed and bylaws were written.

Our Executive Director, Angie Fitzpatrick joined us as a Volunteer Coordinator in 2006. She accepted the position of Executive Director in 2015 and is the only employee of the organization.

We began offering support for dad and partners in 2012. In 2019, our Board of Directors adopted a gender neutral brochure.

In 2020, we launch a new website including a streamlined connection process for parents and changed our mission statement to emphasize community.

Board of Directors

Erin Anderson

Lindsay Dees

Trinity Toft

Harmony Mosby

Dorothy Spence

Noelle King

Vanessa Cardona

Merriah Fairchild

Wendy Davis

Staff & Volunteers

Our volunteers and staff are the backbone of our organization.


Angie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director


Alison Smolin
Amanda Moles
Amy Galaviz
Andrea Cosby
Annie Gilligan
Ariane Hopman
Aubrey Juarez
Barbara Kelso
Catherine Jones
Catherine Waggoneer
Crissy Shaffer
Danielle Barkat Turner
Danielle LaSusa
Don Huddleston
Fawn McCool
Heather Rocha
Jacqueline Holden
Jana Corbett
Jason Gibler
Jeanne Marie Boehme
Jennifer Fergusson
Jennifer Rogson
Justine Light
Karen Pyatt
Kate Gardner
Kelly Sullivan
Kendra Atkins-Boyce

Leah Castaneda
Leonie Alaeddine
Marissa Emery
Marley Shoffeitt
Melissa Thomas
Miguel Gamboa
Molly McClure
Natanya Epstein
Nora Heard
Olivia Resnick
Sam Stevens
Sara Carmona
Sarah Keller
Sarah Longwell

Whitney Church
Sarah Titus
Tiffany Baisch
Ursa Fickler

Carlos Hoyer
Stephanie Doig
Erica Matteson
Kate Nelson-Armstrong
Dan Hahn
Daniela Matza
Kandra Kent
Katie Beazle
Maria Armstrong
Regis McDonald

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