Board of Directors
The Bloom Foundation’s Board of Directors governs the work of the Foundation. Our board shapes the Foundation’s direction through it’s mission, strategy, budget and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources, and finances in place match the Foundations vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization.
Lisa Tremayne, Co-Founder, President, Board Chair
Carter Tremayne, Co-Founder, Treasurer, Vice-Chair of the Board
Shannon Hayes. Chief Operating Officer
Meg Santonacita, Secretary General
Co-Founder, President, Board Chair
Lisa Tremayne is the founder and director for the Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. This Center is one of the few mother/baby programs for PMADs in the United States.
Lisa Tremayne started the Bloom Foundation as a response to the extraordinary lack of maternal mental health resources, support and treatment available to pregnant and new moms. As a survivor of postpartum anxiety and OCD after the birth of her triplets and then fourth child, Lisa is dedicated to using her voice to decrease the stigma surrounding postpartum anxiety and depression.
Today the Bloom Foundation has staff and volunteers internationally working to educate, train, and improve the lives through several initiatives. These initiatives include peer-to-peer support facilitator training, which has directly resulted in the formation of numerous hospital based PMAD support groups around the country.
Co-Founder, Treasurer, Vice-Chair Board
Carter Tremayne is currently a finance executive in the pharmaceutical industry working for a global pharmaceutical company with corporate origins in Japan. Carter directly oversees all R&D spending outside of Asia for the nearly $2 billion spent annually on R&D in the Oncology, Cardiovascular and Specialty Medicine therapeutic areas. He also holds positions on the company’s Global R&D Finance Committee and the Global R&D Finance Leadership Team.
Previously, Carter spent 21 years at Fortune 500 health care leader, Johnson and Johnson. Holding numerous positions within the Consumer, Medical Device, and Corporate divisions where he supported Licensing and Acquisition, R&D, Operations, Sales and Marketing and QA organizations. He provided financial expertise and recommendations on all major growth and productivity initiatives and liaised with top executives, including President, Chief Financial and Board Members for all licensing and acquisition activities within the subsidiaries he supported.
Shannon grew up in the developing world with a deep understanding of the real work required to make change. She spent the past 15 years creating successful communications programs for small and medium sized businesses before bringing non-traditional thinking to social impact organizations.
As a Marketing Strategist, Shannon has helped organizations all over the country reframe their approaches to strategic decision-making and communications, including the Federation of International Lacrosse Olympic Vision Committee and The Bloom Foundation.
Shannon is the mother of 3 children and currently resides outside Portland, OR.
Meg suffered from PPA after the birth of her daughter in 2011. After 4 months she finally received help through a peer-to-peer support group. Meg went on to have another baby, but kept her experience private for 5 years. When Meg shared her experience with other she found she had the opportunity to help moms who were suffering like she did.
Meg is a passionate advocate for maternal mental health issues, focusing her energy on reducing stigma and raising awareness. Meg works as a teacher and business owner and lives with her husband Joe and their 2 children.