WellMama’s Board of Directors
Kallen Korin, IBCLC
Kallen Korin, IBCLC, is a retired RN and childbirth educator who came to Eugene 6 years ago to be near her son and family. She had worked in a state-mandated program in NJ for women who had Perinatal Mood Disorders. She had been part of the initial project, making phone calls and leading support groups. Here she has led support groups, womaned the Warm Line, done training for volunteers, and been on the Board since 2012. Presently, her main occupation is caring for and enjoying her beautiful granddaughters.
Amelia B. Roth, MD
Amelia practiced as a general pediatrician in Oregon for 5 years. She is now completing a 3-year fellowship through OHSU to specialize as a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician. Amelia enjoys working with high needs children and their families. It is something she has wanted to do since caring for a toddler with Down Syndrome the summer before she started medical school.
Amelia went to medical school in South Carolina where her extended family resides. She completed her pediatric residency in 2011 at OHSU’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Having experienced her own difficult transition to motherhood in 2013, and now working with children with untreated perinatal mood disorders, she is empathetic and passionate about supporting mothers and families through the challenging journey of parenthood.
Amelia’s husband John, a native Oregonian, is also a pediatric medical provider in Eugene and is fluent in Spanish. He is equally passionate about supporting both mothers and their partners through difficult perinatal experiences. They have a strong interest in international relief work and hope to be more involved abroad in the future. They enjoy spending time outside with their young daughter and are passionate about music. John is also a professional DJ and loves to use musical inspiration to energize and uplift others. Amelia is writing a book about her early motherhood experiences, with a hope it might eventually be a source of light for other mothers and families enduring dark days in their parenthood journeys. She is thrilled to be a part of the WellMama team.
Erin Grace, BSN, RN
A wife and mother of three, Erin is also registered nurse, who has worked in Labor and Delivery for 20 years. She has a strong commitment to the holistic care of women, especially during childbirth years. After suffering from her own PTSD after the birth of her premature daughter, her interest in the post partum mental health of families grew stronger. Her goal is to increase awareness of post partum mood disorders as well as provide care and support for women and men in their own journey of parenthood. She joined the board in March and is very proud to be a part of this organization.
Angela is a pediatric hospitalist and has been practicing in Eugene since 2012. She finished her pediatric residency at Doernbecher Children’s hospital and has been in Eugene since then. Angela has a special interest in child safety and injury prevention. She is also the co-chair of Safe Kids West Oregon. She is married to Garret, a local pediatric surgeon and they have 2 kids, Max and Rylee, and 2 dogs, Duncan and Joey. Together, they love to travel, eat great food, cook great food, and go on adventures (more micro-adventures since having kids). Angela joined the board of WellMama after taking care of many children whose moms were dealing with peripartum mood disorders and wanted to take a more active role in helping this population of people get the services they need. Healthy mothers make for healthy, happy, and safe children.
Miriam is a WellMama board member. She has a degree in psychology and anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and a J.D. from Emory University Law School. Miriam is a project manager in the quality department of a local health plan working on behalf of members and providers. She originally came to WellMama because of her interest in making sure that all new moms and families get the support they need to more fully embrace the joys and challenges of parenthood. Serving on the board has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for her, and she’s been so impressed with the impact of this small organization in our community- through support groups, educational activities, and events. She has a toddler that keeps her laughing and living in the moment.