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PMDA Advisory Board

The PMDA Advisory Board consists of a group of Professionals who Advise, Support and Advocate for PMDA: Perinatal Mood Disorder Awareness Ltd. They meet twice per year in April and November on the Third Monday of the month. Members of the PMDA Advisory Board are included via invitation based on their particular skill-set and serve one year terms.
If you are interested in contributing your expertise to PMDA's Advisory Board, please contact the Executive Director at info@pmda.ca.



Dr. Jane Carr, MD FRCP (C) Psychiatrist
Medical Advisor
jccarr4@shaw.ca


Caring in community and caring for community. This is my mission. I want to help individuals find a place where they can quickly and easily locate resources and support to facilitate their recovery from Perinatal mood disorders. PMDA’s website and its support groups are an important tool in this process. In the support groups themselves a space is created which fosters an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect so that each individual can grow the confidence to find their unique way on their path to healing. It is our selves and our bodies that are the healing miracle.
It does truly take a community to care for the women and children and families going through this experience. PMDA opens doorways of opportunity to anyone who wants to help by giving of their time, talents and financial resources to support this cause. This is what allows us all to care for and improve the health of our community.
I am honored to be a part of this work.


Dr. Gina Wong, R. Psych.
Psychology Advisor
gwongwylie@gmail.com


Dr. Gina Wong is a Registered Psychologist, Associate Professor, and Program Chair in the Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology at Athabasca University in Canada. Gina is a board member with Motherhood Institute for Research and Community Involvement. She is an Alberta Co-coordinator with Postpartum Support International. Gina also runs a counselling and consulting practice working with individuals, couples, and families. She publishes and presents widely on maternal mental health and wellness from feminist and cross-cultural perspectives. She edited Moms Gone Mad (Demeter Press, 2012) and East Asian Mothering: Politics and Practices (Demeter Press, forthcoming). Gina resides in Edmonton, Alberta with her three children and partner.


George Thomson, BCS
IT Advisor
IT@ppda.ca


George Thomson is the owner of Senkrad Software and has been a software developer for over 20 years.  He is committed to supporting PPDA after watching his wife suffer from a variety of postpartum mood disorders and seeing how difficult it was for her to find support & help. George strongly believes in PPDA's vision & goals and is proud to help in any way that he can!