Jessie Colbert is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mass. PPD Fund, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit focused on improving communities’ capacity to address postpartum depression and other new parent mental health challenges.
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 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 Mission Committee of March of Dimes New England Market, and on the Boston Women’s Leadership Council. Under her leadership, the Mass. PPD Fund was selected as the backbone organization for Postpartum Support International’s ’22 Mind the Gap State Policy Series in Massachusetts. She was also selected as a member of the ’22-’23 cohort of the Policy Center for Maternal Mental Health’s (formerly 2020 Mom) Nonprofit State Policy Fellows Program.
Ms. Colbert lives in Boston with her husband and three children.