Board of Directors & Staff
Board of Directors
Chairwoman & Training Director
Leslie Butterfiled, PhD
Leslie is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy and postpartum issues. At her Seattle, WA private practice she works with moms and couples struggling with pregnancy loss, the transition to parenthood, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, and birth related trauma. Additionally, she has designed and taught the counseling skills curriculum for Seattle Midwifery School and Bastyr Naturopathic University's Department of Midwifery for the past 15 years.
In her capacity as an educator, Leslie has provided trainings and consultations to: University of Washington; Singapore KKH Hospital for Women; AWHONN(Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses); PALS (Pacific Association of Labor Support); API (Attachment Parenting International), NAPS (Northwest Association for Postpartum Support), Catholic Charities, Planned Parenthood, and others. Recently she has represented PATTCh (Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth) as Vice President, and PSI (Postpartum Support International) WA State Chair, at national and international conferences
Leslie is currently adjusting to the fact that her sweet baby boys are now maturing teenagers and driving!! She loves to belly dance, cook with her sons, do scrapbooking, and travel round the world - having recently completed visits to SE Asia and Paris! She also travels regularly to Virginia to visit her parents and try to convince them to move to Seattle.
Please go to lesliebutterfield.com for further information.
Vice Chair & Program Director
Mia Edidin, LICSW
Mia is Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA and has worked with families for over 13 years. Mia works primarily with women and young children, specializing in pregnancy and postpartum emotional adjustment, attachment and relationship difficulties, and young children with behavior disorders. Before getting her MSW in 2006, Mia worked as a doula and apprenticed with a midwife, where she learned about many aspects of maternal and child health. Mia's professional and personal experiences have led to a fascination and deep commitment to exploring our experiences as mothers- both working individually with mothers processing their unique stories, and sharing the experiences that bind all mothers together. Mia works at a local community mental health agency with low income families and has a private practice in Seattle. Mia has been on the board of directors for 6 years, and currently serves as Vice Chair and Program Director. She lives in Seattle, WA with her techie partner and 13 year old daughter.
Media Spokesperson, Educational Programming & Grant coordinator
Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC
Heidi Koss, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist in Kirkland, WA specializing in pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders (PPMD), birth trauma, sexual abuse and parent adjustment issues. She also hosts a weekly birth trauma support group. She is the WA State Coordinator for Postpartum Support International, and on the Board of Directors of Postpartum Support International of Washington (PSI of WA), and PATTCh - the Prevention and Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth, as well as co-founder of the Northwest Association for Postpartum Support (NAPS). She offers consultant services and PPMD trainings. Heidi has also been a Postpartum Doula and Certified Lactation Educator. Heidi is also the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters.
Secretary & Publications Manager
Also On Our Board
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