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The Touchstone team is comprised of therapists and administrators with deep commitments to empowering perinatal practitioners to best serve their clients. All of the staff at Touchstone work diligently to ensure that you have a quality training experience from registration to consultation.


Founded by Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D, PMH-C, in 2018 the Touchstone Institute has grown into a committed, passionate, and relationship-centered team.

Mara Tesler Stein

Founder and Director

Taína Amaro

Director of Training

Chuck Bernsohn

Director of Operations

Vanessa Valle

Program Administrator

Mindy Wara

Director of Marketing

Phoebe DeVincenzi

Organizational Consultant


We work hard to connect our community to high-quality resources. Diverse and thoughtful, this collection of scholarship and media is always growing to meet the evolving needs of perinatal professionals.

Meet the Team

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