JOPPPAH Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief: Stephanie Dueger, PhD, LPC

Stephanie Dueger has been providing psychotherapy in private practice since 2006. She works gently and respectfully with individuals, couples, and families with young children from an attachment-based and somatically informed lens. Stephanie received her MA from Naropa University in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2005 (Wilderness Therapy), and her PhD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with an emphasis in Somatic and Perinatal Psychology in 2015. She presents internationally and is completing her first book for expectant parents. Stephanie lives in Boulder, CO.

Managing Editor: Keelee Lynn DeRosier, BA, CMT

Keelee Lynn (Stephanie) DeRosier is a mother, writer, philosopher, and APPPAH-trained pre- and perinatal educator with a background in massage therapy, several styles of energy work, accounting, and a long history as a jack-of-all-trades. Keelee cultivates relationships and builds community by supporting the transcendental wisdom each person carries with them between and beyond the gates of life. Keelee is a member of APPPAH’s Diversity Committee.  She is currently developing prenatal and perinatal educational material to collaborate with instructors in K-12 classrooms.

Associate Editor: Thomas Verny, MD, DPsych, DHL (Hon), FRCPC, FAPAM

Thomas R. Verny is a psychiatrist, writer and academic. After publishing his book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child (1981), he founded the Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Association of North America (PPPANA) in 1983 (renamed APPPAH in 1995) and served as its president for eight years. In 1986 he launched the Association's Journal (JOPPPAH), which he edited until 1990 and continues to serve on the JOPPPAH Editorial Board. Thomas continues to lecture and lead workshops on Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Psychotherapy through-out Canada, the United States, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia. He is a member of the Ontario Review Board (ORB).
Thomas’ new book, THE EMBODIED MIND, will be published by Pegasus in the fall 2021. Thomas lives in Stratford, ON, Canada.

Assistant Editor - Jazman Allen, PhD

Jazman Allen is a postdoctoral psychology fellow specializing in prenatal, perinatal, and early childhood mental health. She is passionate about her work, which focuses on promoting healthy early attachment relationships between very young children and their caregivers, which includes completing neurodevelopmental evaluations with this population. Dr. Allen received her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2019. In addition to her graduate education, she pursued play therapy training at UC San Diego’s play therapy certificate program, received training on the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5), and completed certification in Brazelton Touchpoints. Dr. Allen is a member of APPPAH’s Diversity Committee. Over the course of her career, she hopes to continue working within underserved and diverse communities with limited resources to increase visibility, accessibility, and availability of prenatal and perinatal psychological services.

Book Review Editor - Barbara Hotelling, MSN, FACCE, AdvCD (DONA), CHT

Barbara Hotelling is a Clinical Nurse Educator in Maternal Child Health in the Accelerated BSN program at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, NC. She also teaches in the Center for Nursing Discovery’s simulations lab, is an Advisor for the Women’s Health Organization, teaches in the Community Health course and trains birth doulas.  Barbara has an MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, is certification as a Certified HUG Trainer (H.U.G. Your Baby) and is an IBCLC, certified Lactation Consultant. She is also a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, DONA Certified Birth Doula, and has been a volunteer in teen parenting programs in Pontiac, Michigan.  She has served as President of DONA (1995-1997), Chair of the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (2000-2002), and President of Lamaze International (2002-2004).  Barbara Hotelling lives in Duram, NC.

Copy Editor: Kate Stahl-Kovell, PhD, MA [she/her/hers]

Kate Stahl-Kovell is a maternal health ethnographer, scholar, and activist. She enjoys reading cutting-edge maternal mental health research as Copy Editor on the Editorial Team of JOPPPAH. Stahl-Kovell is the President of The Milky Way Foundation 501(c)3, an organization dedicated to elevating mothers, caregivers, and nursing infants. She is a graduate student of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University, focusing on experiential therapy in medicine. Stahl-Kovell plans on working with NICU families and mothers and caregivers both in NICUs and in private practice. She received her PhD in Critical Dance Studies from the University of California, Riverside in 2020. Her dissertation, “Choreographing Childbirth: Tactics and Techniques of Motherhood,” highlighted how mothers negotiate policing in maternal healthcare by gaining techniques of the body prior to childbirth. Stahl-Kovell is currently researching the use of EMDR resourcing as preventative care for pregnant mothers and gestational parents to stymie the development of PMADs. She can usually be found oil painting, hiking, and climbing in the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California, where she happily resides with her partner and two children.