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2023-24 VAIMH Executive Director
VAIMH is pleased to announce its first Executive Director. Dr. Anjali Ferguson is a culturally responsive licensed psychologist, children's book author, podcast host, and widely sourced expert on treating racial and social trauma and its mental health effects on children and families. 

2024-25 Board of Directors
contactvaimh@gmail.com

OFFICERS

President

Tracy Walters, IMH-E® 

IFS, Infant & Early Childhood State Coordinator, DBHDS

Vice President

Tanya Coles, IMH-E®

IFS, Family Services Supervisor, Hampton Healthy Families

Secretary

Meredith Fulcher, IMH-E® 

IFS, Director, Healthy Families

Treasurer

David Stahr

Retired CTO, Truist Bank, Self-Employed

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

April Birchfield

Local System Manager, ITC-Central

Pam Booker

Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E®

Preschool Development Manager, Thrive Birth to Five

Judith Martens

Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical, IMH-E®

LCSW, Self-Employed

Shemik Sellars

Early Childhood Educator, Licensed Family Day Home Owner, Legacy House Preschool

Stephanie Spain

Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E®

Faculty, Practice Owner, DNP, C-PNP

Lisa Terry

Infant Mental Health Mentor-Research/Faculty, IMH-E®

EI Professional Development Consultant, VCU

PAST PRESIDENT

Sharon Veatch, 

Retired, Independent Contractor

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Melinda Whitehurst

Early Childhood Family Specialist / Infant Family Reflective Supervisor, IECMH-E®

ECSE Teacher, Developmental Educator

REGIONAL CHAPTER DIRECTORS

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Central Chapter Director:                   

Mary Thornton
Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E® 

                     

Eastern Chapter Director:

Debbie Coleman

Infant Mental Health Specialist, IMH-E®

Northern Chapter Director:

Kathy Brennan

Infant/Early Childhood Family Specialist, IECMH-E®

Piedmont Chapter Director:                             

Tamara Coyle

Infant Mental Health Specialist, IMH-E®

Western Chapter Director:

There currently is no chapter yet established for this region. [Volunteers welcome]

INFANT & EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH ENDORSEMENT

Virginia's Endorsement Team:

IECMH Endorsement Coordinator

Kristen Stahr, BS

Infant Family Associate, IMH-E®

VCU, Partnership for People with Disabilities

Program Specialist in Early Childhood Health

Jackie Robinson Brock, MSW

Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy, IMH-E® 

VCU, Partnership for People with Disabilities

Infant and Early Childhood State Coordinator

Tracy Ellis Walters, M.Ed.

Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E® 

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

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