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Joy is the founder and executive director of 2020 Mom.  The mission of 2020 Mom is to close gaps in maternal mental health care, with a specific aim of ensuring all women are screened for maternal mental health disorders by their obstetric providers and offered a range of easy-to-access prevention and treatment options.

In addition to running 2020 Mom, Joy has worked for over 20 years for the fortune 50 healthcare company, Cigna, where she has gained in depth knowledge of the complex U.S. health delivery model.  She currently serves as the California compliance officer and has a passion for quality improvement and innovation. 

Joy is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology expert work group on Maternal Mental Health and the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative executive committee. 

Joy has been recognized for her leadership and vision with various awards; most notably, receiving the "Emerging Leader" Award in Women's Health from the federal Health and Human Services Agency, Office of Women's Health.  This year Joy is being honored with the American Public Health Association's Outstanding Leadership in Advocacy Award for leading policy change in maternal mental health at the national and state level.

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