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GET TO KNOW OUR CEO & FOUNDER

OLIVIA SHERIDAN

Olivia is a devoted mother to three beautiful children, Elliot, Ethan, and Coralia. Olivia is a stay-at-home mother. Her family deeply values their Christian faith. Olivia’s personal journey as a mother of three and her past trauma experiences with six miscarriages, infertility, depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety are what lead her to create Postpartum Mamas.

Olivia has created the Postpartum Mamas Mental Health Support group Program as well as a nine-month mental health curriculum discussing topics such as Suicide Awareness in September to Postpartum Depression & Domestic Violence in October as well as Infertility & Miscarriage in November. The Postpartum Mamas program is currently serving mothers residing in various states and has been integrated in Pathway Health Clinic, CA to assist postpartum patients and mothers with mental health support as well as Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor, Wa.

 

Olivia's goals are to integrate our valued mental health program into many more facilities statewide & continue to serve mothers in need of better postpartum and mental health support. Olivia also created the Postpartum Mamas Mental Health Fund in hopes to assist mothers with various crisis needs and has assisted with donations within our Mamas Mental Health Fund thus far assisting with educational, housing, food and mental health assistance. 

She has personally experienced depression, anxiety, and six miscarriages including ectopic and blighted ovum pregnancies, domestic violence, single motherhood, and represented herself in trial in the judicial court system through an abusive divorce and received 100% custody of her 3 children. 

Olivia Sheridan has the heart to help those who do not have the resources to help themselves as she has personally been though the very painful but necessary journey many of her mothers are currently struggling with. She is Latino, Hispanic, and Native American, representing many of our mixed racial community of the diversity of mothers that Postpartum Mamas serves. Olivia is always ready to assist any and all mothers in any emergency crisis with an open mind, offering solutions with an immediate plan of action, and non-judgmental heart. This has enabled many of our mothers to gain a sense of dignity and empowerment in their journeys of motherhood, mental health struggles, and their healing process. 

 

Olivia holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Development and working towards her Masters in Social Work & LCSW from the University of Washington.

 

"With God all things are possible." Mathew 19:26

Olivia Sheridan

Proud Mama

postpartummamas@yahoo.com

Executive Director/ Founder
(760) 407-7817

President of Board 
Ellie Dahl

 

Ellie Dahl has been recently named as our Board President and is now actively involved in supporting Postpartum Mamas to provide mental health support groups to mothers experiencing depression, anxiety and all mental health struggles. Ellie's esteemed background includes being a former founding member of the Aviara Women's Foundation which originated in1999 to benefit the cause of women and children. While serving on the Board of Directors, Ellie helped sponsor activities to raise money to support the Woman's Resource Center and Girls and Boys Club in Carlsbad, California. In 2001, Ellie was awarded the Women Who Mean Business Award issued by the San Diego Business Journal which honors women in San Diego on an annual basis for their business and volunteer achievements. While the Director of Human Resources at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in Carlsbad, Ellie also received the Workplace Excellence Award issued by the Society for Human Resource Management for the Largest Employer Category in 2000.

 

Ellie obtained two Bachelor of Science degrees from Washington State University in Hospitality Management and Business Administration.  Her business career has centered on Human Resources Management positions in the luxury, five star hotel business for over 30 years where she established herself as a collaborative, inspirational, and authentic senior executive, skilled in recruitment, training, benefits administration, negotiations, employee relations and employment law.

 

Ellie has also experienced being a single mother of two and the sacrifices of single motherhood that she had to make giving her a keen awareness & compassion for single mothers within Postpartum Mamas. Ellie enjoys being apart of assisting in the allocations of funding for many of our single mothers from our "Mamas Mental Health Fund." to help support and alleviate some of their life challenges.

 

Please join me in welcoming Ellie to contribute her expertise in leadership to PPM.

CONTACT

Ellie Dahl
President of the Board
(949) 230-1157

elliedahlppm@yahoo.com

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Board Director & Treasurer

Holly Alejo 

Holly was a former founding member of Advocacy for students at Fremont School for the Deaf and Fremont School  for the Blind while completing her internship for Chabot college in California. She is the founder for Paddleboarding excursions in Southern California with individuals without limbs, due to trauma or accidents, creating abilities for them to enhance their life through water therapy paddleboarding. Holly got her Bachelor's degree in business at California State University East Bay. Holly attended Quantum University learning advanced techniques for the process of brain, heart and mind coherence exercising the brain through a process of Metacognition and Neuroplasicity. She holds her Masters in Meditation where she gently leads others in the path of deep inner healing and empowers women to rebuild and create their new life moving through pain, transition, trauma, and healing. She is very active in volunteering for midwifery and the birthing process from prenatal to labor and delivery into the depths of Postpartum. She is an advocate for mothers fighting for custody in the judicial court system process as she is a single mother of two teenage sons, and left a marriage experiencing domestic violence herself.  She knows what it’s like to have to get up and fight a battle every day to fight for dignity and freedom as an empowered  woman and mother no matter the economical burdens and low access to resources which are faced in the process. Holly assists in valuable meditation techniques during our support groups for mothers, observes & participates in our California support group, and assists with the annual mental health healing annual PPM retreats as a Facility & Outreach Coordinator. She also is currently battling and surviving breast cancer and leads her life with hope and optimism no matter the circumstances. Holly comes from a diversified, culture and background, and is from Pacific Islander, Swedish, and Native American roots. 

CONTACT

Holly Alejo
Director Board of Director
(760) 277- 9361

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Director of Housing

Heather Richmond

MEET OUR PPM TEAM

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CONTACT

Shelby Anderegg

PPM Enrollment Assistant


Phone: (630) 664-0517
Email: Shelby.Anderegg@gmail.com
www.messytomightymama.com

Shelby Anderegg, our Enrollment Assistant is a wife and mother of two beautiful children, Mia (6) and Parker (4). She currently lives in Illinois where she was born and raised. 

Shelby suffered severe postpartum depression and anxiety after the birth of her son Parker. Recovery was a very slow & painful experience for Shelby. It resulted in her leaving her almost 9 year career to focus on her healing and the well-being of her family. She is currently blessed to be a full-time stay at home mom, an assistant with Postpartum Mamas, and a small business owner of not one but TWO businesses - Messy to Mighty Mama, a motherhood/postpartum life coaching practice) and Photographie by Shelby, a family photography business. Shelby is ALWAYS pursuing new adventures where she can support others in any way and lives to make others smile. 

 

As part of the Postpartum Mamas team, Shelby helps spread our uplifting messages of hope to any and all mamas through social media outlets and helps mothers in need of vital mental health support find the support group they have always been looking for.to feel connected and less isolated in their communities. She is very excited to continue serving with integral support for our mothers within Postpartum Mamas statewide. 

Social Media Manager

Kendall Patterson

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After experiencing three failed marriages and the loss of both my parents to Traumatic Brain Injuries, I made the decision to embrace my authentic self and never compromise my value or time. For most of my life, I lived as a lone wolf, relying on my masculine energy to get things done. Then I discovered the empowering and supportive community of female entrepreneurs, which has exceeded my expectations and shown me the power of working together.

After posting on my workplace chat, I received an overwhelming response from women interested in social networking. With over 225 comments and 120 applicants in less than 24 hours, I realized there was a deep desire for a safe space for women to connect in person and virtually. Our invitation-only group not only allows us to socialize but also to refer business to each other, empowering women to be socially and financially free. With my networking and multi-passionate entrepreneurial skills, I have helped women increase sales in the millions and gain life long friendships!

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