The Team

Headshot of Catherine from the side. She is a white woman with short brown hair. She is smiling and looking slightly off to the left. She is wearing a black sweater.

Catherine Mellinger (she/they) is a mixed media collage artist who’s works have been exhibited across North America and published internationally. She is lead artist and installation manager of the inter-arts exhibition called Post-Part, along with Pazit Cahlon, Nat Janin and Adam Harendorf. Catherine has over a decade of experience working as an arts educator, arts outreach facilitator, and is a certified Expressive Arts Therapist, having graduated from the CREATE Institute (Toronto) in 2011. She is a mental health and perinatal mental health advocate for all birthing people. She currently provides programming through the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, as well as self-directed inter-arts and community initiatives. Catherine is currently completing her necessary hours to complete her Perinatal Mental Health Certificate exam through Postpartum Support International, and has taken additional trainings in anti-racism and in trans masculine birthing.
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Headshot of Lisette, smiling and looking at camera. She is a white woman with medium length brown hair. She is wearing a purple short sleeved shirt.

Lisette Weber (she/her) is a mom of two, a postpartum doula, and a perinatal mental health advocate. After a traumatic birth with her first in 2017, she was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. Through her advocacy and knowledge, Lisette was better prepared for the birth and postpartum of her second child in 2019. Only to be hit with a global pandemic and lockdown with a 2 year old and 3 month old and no support system. This experience led Lisette into postpartum doula work and becoming a Climb Leader. She joined Postpartum Support International on the Climb team in fall of 2021. In her spare time, she loves to bake and sew.

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Board Members

Catherine Mellinger
Lisette Weber
Anneke Van Den Berg