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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. 
To learn more about Dr. Ferguson, please visit https://draferguson.com/ or email her at
vaimhexecutivedirector@gmail.com

2024-25 Board of Directors

OFFICERS

President

Tracy Walters, IMH-E® 

IFS, Infant & Early Childhood State Coordinator, DBHDS

tracy.walters@dbhds.virginia.gov 

Vice President

Tanya Coles, IMH-E®

IFS, Family Services Supervisor, Hampton Healthy Families

tanya.coles1028@gmail.com 

Secretary

Meredith Fulcher, IMH-E® 

IFS, Director, Healthy Families

bellascimma92@gmail.com

 

Treasurer

David Stahr

Retired CTO, Truist Bank, Self-Employed

d.stahr@comcast.net

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

April Birchfield

Local System Manager, ITC-Central

Pam Booker

Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E®

Preschool Development Manager, Thrive Birth to Five

Maria Curran

Retired, Human Resources at VCU Health System

Anilla Del Fabbro

Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical, IMH-E®

Psychiatrist, Carilion Child Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Group

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

pvaimh@gmail.com

REGIONAL CHAPTER DIRECTORS

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Central Chapter Director:                   

Mary Thornton
Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E® 

nanathornton1403@gmail.com

                     

Eastern Chapter Director:

Debbie Coleman

Infant Mental Health Specialist, IMH-E®

thenewdebdeb@gmail.com 

 

Northern Chapter Director:

[Currently vacant - volunteers welcome]


 

Piedmont Chapter Director:                             

Tamara Coyle

Infant Mental Health Specialist, IMH-E®

tzcoyle@gmail.com

 

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

Infant Family Associate, IMH-E® | khstahr@vcu.edu

VCU, Partnership for People with Disabilities

Program Specialist in Early Childhood Health

Jackie Robinson Brock

Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy, IMH-E® | robinsonjb3@vcu.edu 

VCU, Partnership for People with Disabilities

Infant and Early Childhood State Coordinator

Tracy Ellis Walters, M.Ed.

Infant Family Specialist, IMH-E® | tracy.walters@dbhds.virginia.gov 

Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

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