Jessie Colbert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mass. PPD Fund, a new nonprofit focused on breaking the silence around postpartum depression and related issues, and improving mental health services for new parents in Massachusetts. Prior to the Fund's launch, Ms. Colbert served as the Development Director and Assistant Development Director for MassBudget, a state-level think tank. She was also the first Director of the Ellen Story Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression, now a national model on the issue. She currently serves as an appointed Commissioner on that body, on the Massachusetts Board of the March of Dimes, and on the Boston Women’s Leadership Council. Ms. Colbert lives in West Roxbury with her husband and three children.