Our Story


Our Namesake’s Legacy:

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Moving through life as a feminist, mother, professional, friend, and mentor, Margaret L Shaw (1945-2017) dedicated her life to both the achievement of women and the support of healthy relationships.  She was fierce in her mothering and in her professionalism.  She maintained strong attachments with her children through attuned and empathetic parenting and through a willingness to be uncomfortable. Throughout her decades of professional development, she was a pioneer among a rising tide of women engaged in the field of law, and she helped develop the mediation and conflict resolution movement.  Beginning her career with a professional commitment to the health of families and finishing with professional commitments to the health of organizations, Margaret’s intellect, grace, and spirit brought people together. These same qualities inform the very foundation for the Shaw Institute, and her legacy lives on in the organization’s dedication to changing the landscape in the field of reproductive mental health.


Our Story

  Kate Kripke, LCSW   Co-founder and Board Chair

Kate Kripke, LCSW

Co-founder and Board Chair

Kate Kripke is the Founder and Director of The Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder. The PWCB was founded from Kate’s passion and expertise in maternal mental health, and was created to address a community need for evidence based clinical maternal mental health care with a wrap-around approach. PWCB allows perinatal families to receive a wide spectrum of support under one roof in a collaborative manner, with providers working together to promote optimum health and well-being. As the PWCB grew, it encountered a need for increased assessment, outreach, and professional training in our community, and Kate subsequently offered classes, workshops, trainings, developed an internship program, and also began piloting integrative perinatal mental health screening and assessments in medical settings.

 

 

  Emily Horowitz, LPC   Co-Founder and Executive Director

Emily Horowitz, LPC

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Emily Horowitz joined the PWCB in 2016 as a psychotherapist and Training Director, bringing with her a background in maternal and parent-infant mental health, clinical supervision, and nonprofit management experience. As Kate and Emily joined forces to continue developing community partnerships and training at PWCB, it became clear that the community need was immense, and this inspired the development of a new organization that could help solidify and grow the pro bono advocacy, outreach, and training work that PWCB had begun. In order to truly meet the demand presented, Kate and Emily realized that this work required additional staffing, research, and further development, and ultimately necessitated funding. The Shaw Institute is partnering with the Trailhead Institute as a fiscal sponsor for this work, and they are in the exciting phase of enhancing the existing assessment and training structures, considering methods for formalization and expansion, and are creating an advisory board, strategic plans, and initiating a fundraising strategy so that the Shaw Institute can grow to meet current demand.


our Management Team

 

Executive Director: Emily Horowitz, LPC

Emily Horowitz, LPC, is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Shaw Institute. She has over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in the nonprofit realm, including fundraising, program development, supervision, and management. Her work has targeted a wide spectrum of populations and issues, including advocating for women impacted by domestic violence, creating supportive housing for formerly homeless and low-income people, and helping vulnerable children and their families heal from trauma and form healthy attachments. Emily is also a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor who specializes in perinatal, infant, and early childhood mental health and trauma treatment. She has volunteered as a state coordinator for PSI in NY, and founded and directed a parenting wellness nonprofit in NY called Parenting Village. Emily has offered workshops, classes, and trainings related to reproductive mental health, and speaks widely on the importance of parental well being as the foundation for healthy families.

ASSESSMENT PROGRAM MANAGER: DIANE DRAPKIN, MSW

Diane Drapkin, MSW, is a psychotherapist specializing in the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and has been working in Boulder with families in the social work field since 1995. She received her training with the Postpartum Wellness Center as Kate Kripke’s intern and worked to create the original pilots for medical clinic partnerships. She recognizes the individual struggles for women negotiating motherhood and is passionate about providing access to this support regardless of barriers. Her work includes volunteering as the Boulder County coordinator for Postpartum Support International..


Our Governance Board

 

Kate Kripke, LCSW - Board President

Kate Kripke, LCSW is the co-founder of The Shaw Institute and is the founder and director of the Postpartum Wellness Center/Boulder.  She is a psychotherapist specializing in the prevention and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and for the past 15 years has been committed to and involved in the work of reducing stigma and increasing access to care for perinatal women and their families.  In addition to her clinical work, Kate sits on the pregnancy-related depression advisory committee for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and engages in PMAD training for professionals.  

 

BECK Furniss, MSW- Treasurer

Beck is a program manager with the Colorado Health Institute with a focus on the community health portfolio. She is working with the Metro Denver Partnership for Health, a collaboration of public health agencies serving to improve population health regionally.  Before moving to Colorado, Beck worked as a senior policy analyst and research manager for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. In this role, she worked to promote population health equity through leadership and programs specifically supporting community health centers across the state. Her work also encompassed analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals following the passage of the state’s landmark health care reform law, examining state and federal implementation priorities, and partnering with public and private stakeholders to enhance behavioral health integration into the primary care setting. Previously, Beck worked for the Massachusetts State Senate’s Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, where she wrote reports on a variety of health care issues and developed statewide legislative proposals.

 

Mary Margaret GolteN- Secretary

Mary Margaret Golten, is a founding Partner of CDR Associates, an organization that specializes in collaborative decision making and consensus building.  In addition, she is a nationally- and internationally- recognized mediator and facilitator of both small and large multiparty disputes. Since 1978, Mary Margaret has applied and trained others in alternative dispute resolution skills and procedures in both the private and public sectors, including federal, state, and local government. Recognized as a catalyst in the development of alternative dispute resolution, Ms. Golten has made many contributions to the field. She has extensive experience in environmental and organizational conflict management and negotiation and has been a consultant to numerous private and public organizations, as well as a mediator of complex organizational disputes and public policy dialogues. Ms. Golten graduated from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California with a B.A. in Psychology and Modern European Literature. She is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, served on the Board of ACR’s predecessor (SPIDR) and acted as co-chair of ACR’s Environmental and Public Policy Section.

 

Elizabeth Irvine- Member at large

Elizabeth Irvin is a founder and the financial director of The Birth Center of Boulder. Opening the birth center utilized the diverse skills that Elizabeth acquired during her career as a doula, business manager, and camp director. Outside work, Elizabeth's passions are exploring the wilds of Colorado with her husband, 3 kids, and numerous pets.

 

CATHERINE SCHIEVE, MD- MEMBER AT LARGE

Catherine Schieve is a psychiatrist who has recently retired from 36 years of clinical practice in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and completed her post graduate training as a medical intern and psychiatric resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Upon graduation she opened her solo psychiatric practice where she focused on the combined use of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology in an outpatient setting. 
During a period of initial assessment she would seek to understand three aspects of each individual. The first aspect was to assess the genetics that had been inherited. The second was to assess the effects of early relationships and experiences which shape the inherited genetics and the developing personality. The third aspect was to learn about the stressful events that occurred throughout each individual’s life, because these stresses challenge both the individual’s inherited genetics and the strengths or weaknesses that have been the results of early life caretaking.
Dr. Schieve has always been aware of the unique opportunity to effect important and lasting change by working with pregnant and postpartum women and their family systems when a combination of stressful biological and emotional events have lead to psychological problems. The benefits of treatment during this time have an immediate positive impact on the mother, the infant, and the family system in addition to paving the way for the next generation of mothers, infants, and family systems. She has a strong commitment and interest in programs that strive to realize this goal both in the local community and in international settings.

LAURIE HOLLETT- MEMBER AT LARGE


OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

M. Camille Hofman, MD

Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS, is an Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Psychiatry.  She is a clinician-scientist who studies the impact of perinatal stress on pregnancy outcomes and on maternal-child mental health.  Her current research focuses on pregnancy interventions to improve multigenerational mental health.  She serves as Principal Investigator or co-investigator on several federally and privately funded research grants.  Her research was featured in a Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting System documentary on health disparities in infant mortality entitled “Precious Loss.”  

Dr. Hoffman has clinical expertise in the management of high-risk pregnancies, obstetric ultrasound, and perinatal mental health.  She is a founding board member of the Marcé Society of North America and also serves as the social media director for the International Marcé society for Perinatal Mental Health.  

Dr. Hoffman completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at the University of Miami, and her Maternal Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado.   She recently completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona.  She lives in the Rocky Mountain front-range with her husband, two children, many bicycles and a menagerie of farm animals.  

 

Nadia Ali, MPA

Nadia Ali is currently a Development and Communications Coordinator with Clinica Family Health, a nationally-recognized community health center in Colorado. In this role, she is involved with community outreach efforts, managing  partnerships with local organizations and developing culturally appropriate communications for patients. Prior to joining Clinica, Nadia served as Director of Clinical Redesign Initiatives at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. Through this role, she led the design, development and expansion of primary care-based programming which involved multidisciplinary outreach teams, chronic disease education and quality improvement initiatives. Additionally, Nadia has worked on programming focused on health information technology, health disparities research and outreach in immigrant communities. Nadia's academic background includes studies in health policy and management, public health, and Spanish. Nadia is a graduate of New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Rutgers University. 

 

Rachel Vanderkruik, M.Sc.

Rachel is currently a Clinical Psychology PhD student at University of Colorado Boulder.  Rachel received her BA in Biology from Bowdoin College and her MSc from Harvard School of Public Health with a dual concentration in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Obesity Prevention & Epidemiology.  Before joining Dr. Sona Dimidjian's lab at University of Colorado Boulder, Rachel worked for 3 years as an Analyst at National Institute for Child's Health Quality (NICHQ) in Boston, MA.  She also worked for 2 years in the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Women’s Mental Health as a Clinical Research Coordinator. As a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology PhD program, Rachel is hoping to apply an interdisciplinary perspective when researching innovative approaches to promote overall wellbeing and health, particularly targeting women across the life cycle with a focus on key transition time periods such as pregnancy and postpartum.  She completed a year long externship at the Postpartum Wellness Center of Boulder where she provided postpartum counseling and worked with clients to ensure they receive the support they need, at reasonable cost, given each client’s unique circumstances.

 

Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, PT

Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, PT, is a Perinatal/Infant Mental Health Program Specialist at Denver Public Health. In this role, she develops and implements practices to promote screening and referral for pregnancy related depression in obstetric, family medicine, and pediatric community health clinics. She collaborates with local and state women’s mental health and early childhood partners to improve awareness, identification, and treatment options for maternal mood disorders. She has worked in the field of maternal child health since 1994. Her experience includes providing early intervention services to children and families, delivering training and professional development to the early childhood workforce, and promoting collaboration and coordination across agencies that serve children and families. Kelly completed the Harris Fellowship for Child Development and Infant Mental Health in 2004 and served on faculty with the Harris Program from 2005-2017. She is endorsed as an Infant and Family Specialist through the Colorado Association of Infant Mental Health. In addition to her passion for maternal and infant mental health, Kelly is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, camping, and skiing with her adventurous family.

 

Eve-Lyn S. Hinckley, Ph.D.

Eve is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a mother of two children. She brings her both her professional experience as an interdisciplinary researcher, as well as her personal experience with overcoming postpartum depression, to the Shaw Institute Advisory Board. Eve loves the outdoors, and is happiest when moving – running, biking, doing yoga, exploring.

 

Jennifer Paul, Phd

Jennifer J. Paul, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Paul is the supervising psychologist and clinical director of Healthy Expectations Perinatal Mental Health Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, treating women experiencing Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and their families. She is core faculty and director of didactics in the Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health at the University of Colorado. Dr. Paul is interested in perinatal mental health, parent-infant psychotherapy, and the prevention and treatment of early childhood abuse and neglect.

ANDREA FOOTE, PSY.D., IMH-E (IV)