Kristie Brandt is Director of the Parent-Infant & Child Institute in Napa, California, providing mental health clinical services for children age birth-5 and their families. She was previously the Chief Public Health Manager for Napa County for 25 years, overseeing Maternal-Child Health and other general public health programs. Dr Brandt is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at U.C. Davis Medical School. She has been a nurse-midwife since 1984 and a nurse practitioner since 1981.