Dr. Wendy Davis is the Executive Director of Postpartum Support International (PSI), the world’s largest perinatal mental health organization. Wendy began her career as a psychotherapist, providing counseling and consultation to individuals, couples, and families since 1990. She became a specialist in perinatal mental health after recovering from postpartum depression and anxiety, living through the risks and rewards of the crisis and recovery. She was the Founding Director of Baby Blues Connection, Oregon’s first parent-to-parent perinatal support organization in 1994, and became PSI Executive Director in 2009.

Dr. Davis leads PSI’s delivery of vital perinatal mental health education, support, and services to pregnant and postpartum families and professionals. Wendy is an international educator, works with health care systems and government agencies, and serves on national advisory boards providing expertise on policy and practice for quality and equitable access to perinatal mental health care. She chaired Oregon’s Maternal Mental Health Workgroup convened by legislation in 2009 and the subsequent committee that wrote Oregon’s successful Maternal Mental Health Patient and Provider Education Act in 2011. Dr. Davis and PSI partner with advocacy and professional organizations to advance policy, training, and services, and lead the Mind the Gap Perinatal Mental Health Initiative with a coalition of stakeholders to ensure Perinatal Mental Health is a national priority.