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Endorsement involves a standardized process to determine that a professional has accumulated specialized experiences in the infant and early childhood field and has signed a Code of EthicsAll applicants receive a copy of the Code of Ethics.  An applicant’s experiences are documented by the submission of an application that details competency-based training, specialized work experiences, and for most, reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) experiencesThe application also includes transcripts (if applicable) and three reference ratings.  Endorsees as Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (I/ECMHS) and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor (I/ECMHM) have passed an exam that includes measures of theoretical knowledge, direct service skills, and their capacity to apply these principles into practice.  This exam is scored by a team of two reviewers who are blind to the identity of the examinee.  

To maintain Endorsement also requires ongoing training and, in the cases of Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist (I/ECFS), Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist (I/ECMHS) and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor-Clinical (I/ECMHM-C), ongoing RSC. Endorsees are also required to re-commit to upholding the Code of Ethics annually.  Beginning in January of 2023, this commitment includes signing an attestation that the endorsee has not been sanctioned by a licensing board. 

Endorsement is not a professional license or a certificate.  VAIMH Endorsement cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional.  VAIMH Endorsement  does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed.  If VAIMH becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual's professional licensing board.  The VAIMH Endorsement does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if VAIMH learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual’s name is moved to the Inactive Endorsement Registry.  Those professionals will follow the policy for reactivation to the Active Endorsement Registry once the licensing board’s sanctions have been lifted.

VAIMH's Active Endorsement Registry is posted below. Please click HERE for a map of the Chapter Regions.

Virginia's Infant Mental Health Mentors (IMHM) (6)

Title
Last Name
First Name
Credential
Region
Date Endorsed
VAIMH Leadership Certified
Email
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Bodkin, LCSW
Catherine
IMH-E® (Policy)
Piedmont
12/19/2022
cb1246@aol.com
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Del Fabbro, M.D.
Anilla
IMH-E® (Clinical)
Piedmont
11/20/2013
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Jones, MA Ed.
Summer
IMH-E® (Policy)
Central
01/12/2023
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Martens, LCSW
Judith
IMH-E® (Clinical)
Northern
03/08/2013
judith.martens@verizon.net
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Robinson Brock, MSW
Jackie
IMH-E® (Policy)
Central
01/24/2022
*
robinsonjb3@vcu.edu
Infant Mental Health Mentor
Shoaf, MSW
Laura
IMH-E® (Policy)
Northern
07/06/2022
IMHM

Virginia's Infant Mental Health Specialists (IMHS) (9)

Title
Last Name
First Name
Credential
Region
Date Endorsed
VAIMH Leadership Certified
Email
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Bermudez, Ph.D.
Diana
IMH-E®
Northern
10/21/2020
*
diana@amarecenter.com
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Brickey, LCSW
Jessica
IMH-E®
Central
01/17/2020
*
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Coleman, LCSW
Debbie
IMH-E®
Eastern
09/07/2012
thenewdebdeb@gmail.com
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Coyle, LCSW
Tamara
IMH-E®
Piedmont
07/05/2016
caledoniacounselingva@gmail.com
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Grinney, LCSW
Naomi
IMH-E®
Northern
01/24/2022
*
Naomi.grinney@fairfaxcounty.gov
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Michaels, LCSW
Sarah
IMH-E®
Northern
01/24/2022
*
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Phillips, MSW
Megan
IMH-E®
Piedmont
05/16/2017
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Triveri
Sandra
IMH-E®
Northern
02/17/2022
*
Infant Mental Health Specialist
Yates, MSW
Kristin
IMH-E®
Northern
04/17/2019
*
IMHS
Title
Last Name
First Name
Credential
Region
Date Endorsed
VAIMH Leadership Certified
Email
Infant Family Reflective Supervisor
Arehart, MS
Shannon
IMH-E®
Piedmont
12/14/2022
*
Infant Family Reflective Supervisor
Holland-Brock, MA
Dee
IMH-E®
Piedmont
1/9/2023
*
dholland@southsidebh.org
Infant Family Reflective Supervisor
Whitehurst, Ed.S.
Melinda
IMH-E®
Piedmont
12/14/2022
*

Virginia's Infant Family Reflective Supervisors (IFRS) (3)

IFRS

Virginia's Infant Family Specialists (IFS) (48)

Title
Last Name
First Name
Credential
Region
Date Endorsed
VAIMH Leadership Certified
Email
Infant Family Specialist
Anderson
Susan
IMH-E®
Piedmont
11/5/2019
susana8870@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Ayers
Torri
IMH-E®
Piedmont
5/23/2017
torri.ayers@childhealthpartnership.org
Infant Family Specialist
Booker
Pam
IMH-E®
Central
12/1/2016
*
pbooker@ThriveB5.org
Infant Family Specialist
Boreland
Geondra
IMH-E®
Eastern
9/6/2017
*
gmcoleman01@yahoo.com
Infant Family Specialist
Brennan
Kathy
IMH-E®
Northern
8/5/2020
*
kate09178@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Castro
Christina
IMH-E®
Northern
8/24/2020
Infant Family Specialist
Coles
Tanya
IMH-E®
Eastern
6/25/2018
tanya.coles1028@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Crostic, BS
Maria E.
IMH-E®
Central
12/14/2022
*
Infant Family Specialist
Daugherty
Zandalee
IMH-E®
Northern
9/14/2021
Infant Family Specialist
Edmonds
Ciera
IMH-E®
Piedmont
6/11/2017
Infant Family Specialist
Farr
Celia
IMH-E®
Eastern
10/19/2015
cfarrcounselor@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Feliciano
Marialid
IMH-E®
Northern
8/5/2022
Infant Family Specialist
Fulcher
Meredith
IMH-E®
Piedmont
11/14/2022
*
Infant Family Specialist
Harrison, M.Ed.
Christina
IMH-E®
Western
12/6/2022
*
Infant Family Specialist
Heflin
Rosemary
IMH-E®
Piedmont
11/10/2017
Rosemary.Heflin@childhealthpartnership.org
Infant Family Specialist
Holland-Brock
Dee
IMH-E®
Piedmont
6/4/2018
*
dholland@southsidebh.org
Infant Family Specialist
Kraus, LCSW
Bari
IMH-E®
Eastern
1/2/2019
*
bari@aliciasplace.org
Infant Family Specialist
Landry
Patricia
IMH-E®
Western
4/26/2022
patricial@cdr.org
Infant Family Specialist
Moon
Patsy
IMH-E®
Central
12/18/2015
*
pmoon873@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Murrah
Amy
IMH-E®
Northern
9/13/2013
Infant Family Specialist
Pakula
Leslie
IMH-E®
Central
12/4/2018
Pakulal@chesterfield.gov
Infant Family Specialist
Palacios
Lisseth
IMH-E®
Northern
9/23/2019
*
lisseth.palacios@fairfaxcounty.gov
Infant Family Specialist
Parker
Kelly
IMH-E®
Eastern
1/23/2019
parkerkl@nnva.gov
Infant Family Specialist
Peters
Carol
IMH-E®
Piedmont
3/2/2021
cpeters@nrcaa.org
Infant Family Specialist
Phillips-Hale
Hannah
IMH-E®
Piedmont
3/16/2022
hannahphillips83@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Pifer
Camberly
IMH-E®
Northern
6/21/2021
Infant Family Specialist
Quenga
Carmen
IMH-E®
Northern
3/31/2022
Infant Family Specialist
Reyes
Janina
IMH-E®
Northern
12/8/2020
Infant Family Specialist
Richey
Yolanda
IMH-E®
Central
7/16/2017
Infant Family Specialist
Robertson
Tristan
IMH-E®
Piedmont
12/18/2015
trissy23@aol.com
Infant Family Specialist
Rogers
Ashley
IMH-E®
Central
8/25/2022
Infant Family Specialist
Santacoloma, BS, CIMI
Martha
IMH-E®
Central
12/6/2022
*
Infant Family Specialist
Smith
Paula
IMH-E®
Eastern
9/14/2021
paulabpowell@hotmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Smith
Emily
IMH-E®
Piedmont
1/9/2022
Infant Family Specialist
Smith
Kimberly
IMH-E®
Central
1/26/2021
Infant Family Specialist
Storm
Linda
IMH-E®
Northern
11/18/2019
Infant Family Specialist
Tazi
Linda
IMH-E®
Eastern
2/8/2021
Infant Family Specialist
Terry
Lisa
IMH-E®
Eastern
8/3/2020
*
lmterry@vcu.edu
Infant Family Specialist
Thomae
Josetta
IMH-E®
Eastern
3/3/2020
Infant Family Specialist
Thornton
Mary
IMH-E®
Central
12/18/2015
*
nanathornton1403@gmail.com
Infant Family Specialist
Trueblood
Jaylene
IMH-E®
Eastern
12/20/2019
Infant Family Specialist
Van Doren-Jackson
Johanna
IMH-E®
Northern
11/2/2021
*
Infant Family Specialist
Walters
Tracy
IMH-E®
Central
10/8/2017
*
Infant Family Specialist
Weaver
Julianna
IMH-E®
Piedmont
8/26/2019
*
Infant Family Specialist
Weir
Marianne
IMH-E®
Eastern
6/17/2020
Infant Family Specialist
Whitehurst
Melinda
IMH-E®
Piedmont
12/18/2015
*
Infant Family Specialist
Wimbush
Dawn
IMH-E®
Eastern
12/18/2015
dawnw@cdr.org
Infant Family Specialist
Zoller
Kylie
IMH-E®
Northern
6/2/2020
kylie7281@gmail.com
IFS

Virginia's Infant Family Associates (IFA) (6)

Title
Last Name
First Name
Credential
Region
Date Endorsed
Email
Infant Family Associate
Bonilla
Katiuska
IMH-E®
Northern
10/7/2019
Infant Family Associate
Earhart
Ruth Ann
IMH-E®
Piedmont
9/24/2018
RuthAnne.Earhart@ChildHealthPartnership.org
Infant Family Associate
Gallier
Susan
IMH-E®
Northern
12/18/2015
susangallier@verizon.net
Infant Family Associate
Hale
Jessica
IMH-E®
Eastern
7/9/2020
Infant Family Associate
Michovich
Mariel
IMH-E®
Northern
9/2/2016
totai2000@hotmail.com
Infant Family Associate
Stahr
Kristen
IMH-E®
Central
9/21/2022
khstahr@vcu.edu
IFA
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