Cindy Herrick is the Strategic Partnerships Lead for 2020 Mom, a national nonprofit focused on closing gaps in the maternal mental healthcare system. Cindy’s own experience with MMH disorders inspired her to become an advocate for maternal mental health and led her to become the first Arizona Maternal Mental Health Ambassador. Her current goal has been to advance and mainstream the discussion of of maternal mental healthcare into national health and mental health care systems. Cindy currently co-leads the national Maternal Mental Health Awareness Campaign under TheBlueDotProject–2020 Mom’s awareness brand. Last year, the campaign was seen by almost 10 million people. Cindy also lead the first Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018.
Cindy is a former graduate instructor and Autism Spectrum Disorders researcher at ASU, where she received her MA in Special Education. Cindy lives in Phoenix with her husband, spirited 6 year-old son, and 2 cats.