Our Team

  • Dr. Toby D. Goldsmith, MD

    Director & Perinatal Psychiatrist

    Dr. Goldsmith is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. Since 1996, Dr. Goldsmith has worked as an academic psychiatrist at major medical centers in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia, specializing in the care of pregnant and postpartum women. She has a BS from Cornell University, an MD from the State University of NY at Buffalo College of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and did her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As Director of PEACE for Moms, Dr. Goldsmith’s work on the project includes everything from providing clinician consultations to working on budgets.

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  • Dr. Rebecca Woo, MD

    Perinatal Psychiatrist

    Dr. Woo is a perinatal psychiatrist at Emory University and a board certified OB-GYN. She holds a BS in Biology from Georgia Tech, an MD from the Medical College of Georgia, and trained as an OB-GYN at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Woo practiced obstetrics and gynecology as a civilian contractor at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, in Germany, before moving to a private practice in Virginia. She then became board certified in psychiatry in 2020 and joined Emory Women’s Mental Health Clinic the same year. For PEACE for Moms, Dr. Woo provides clinical consultation and educational instruction.

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  • Dr. Whitney ​​Adams

    Staff Therapist

    Dr. Adams received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020. She has worked in college counseling centers, community mental health centers, and integrative behavioral health clinics. Her current clinical interests include issues related to sexual, maternal, and reproductive health, specifically among women of color. As the Staff Therapist for PEACE for Moms, Dr. Adams’ responsibilities include co-facilitating virtual skills-based groups, as well as providing outreach and education to health professionals caring for birthing individuals across the state of Georgia.

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  • Jill Mast, RN

    Staff Nurse

    Jill’s 38 year nursing career has been dedicated to supporting women and infants. She holds a BS in Nursing from University Wisconsin Madison, and an MS in Nursing from Georgia State University. She is certified with the National Certification Corporation in Women’s Health Care. From 2006-2011 she worked in Emory’s Department of Psychiatry, participating on a grant related to maternal stress, depression, and anxiety and the effects on both mothers and their infants. Since then, her role transitioned to the outpatient psychiatry clinic coordinating care for Emory’s Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and the Women’s Mental Health Clinic.

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  • Arica Washington

    Program Coordinator

    Arica is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, with a BS in Sociology and Psychology. As program coordinator, she is responsible for overall project administration and coordination. She also provides backup coverage for the PEACE for Moms consultation line. Prior to working with PEACE, Arica worked in both patient-facing and administrative roles within the Emory department of Psychiatry.

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  • Mekia Blackmon

    Community Advisor

    Mekia Blackmon joined PEACE for Moms as a Community Advisor after serving in both patient-facing and administrative roles within The Emory Clinic’s Dermatology division. She also assisted the research team of Dr. Lauren Orenstein, learning to help and assist patients with HS (hidradenitis suppurativa). Mekia holds a BA in Public Health from Dillard University and an MPH from Chamberlain University with a concentration in outreach. She is a Georgia native dedicated to creating and assisting healthy communities.

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  • Michaela Kitchen

    Community Advisor

    Michaela assists with outreach and coordination for PEACE For Moms. She holds a BS in Health & Community Wellness from the University of West Georgia. She currently attends the University of Alabama and is expected to obtain her Master’s in Public Health. Michaela is a co-chair in the Hands in Health organization on campus. Prior to working with PEACE For Moms, Michaela spearheaded outreach for O.M.A.R.E Girls, a program focused on evaluating, designing and developing health and wellness services for girls 10-18 years of age during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Kathryn Black

    Data Analyst

    Kathryn is an Informatics Specialist and her passion is finding ways for information and technology to assist with psychiatric care. For PEACE for Moms, she developed a REDCap project to support registration, consultations, and reporting. She also works with the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. Kathryn was undergraduate research assistant with Sherryl Goodman, Ph.D. where she completed her senior research thesis. Kathryn earned her B.A. in psychology and a Master of Public Health from Emory University. 

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