Endorsed Professionals Directory

The NYS-AIMH Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® is intended to recognize experiences that lead to competency in the infant-family field.

Endorsement® is cross-sector and multidisciplinary including professionals from child and/or human development, education, nursing, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and others. Endorsement® indicates an individual’s efforts to specialize in the promotion/practice of infant mental health within his/her own chosen discipline.

Those who have earned Endorsement® have demonstrated that the individual has completed specialized education, work, in-service training, and reflective supervision/consultation experiences that have led to competency in the promotion and/or practice of infant mental health. Endorsement® does not guarantee the ability to practice as a mental health professional, although many who have earned Endorsement® are licensed mental health professionals.

Infant Family Associate Registry
Shannon Moller-Fortran
Miriam Arthur
Beth Faulkner
Kelly Janese
Kim Puma
Maryann Ciskal
Esther Piper
Maria Stella Lundie
Linsey Vallet
Kristine Perrone
Sarah Ruppert
Kristina Lacov
Rose Shufelt
Alisha Perry
Lisa Plaskett
Casey Miner
Kelsey Stoddard
Susan Hall
Ashley Murray
Chelsea Peckham
Cortney Nornhold
Kassandra Margetis
Yvelisse Jimenez
Ashely Murray
Angelica Carias
Franshel Rodriguez
Infant Family Specialist Registry
Loretta Rotolo
Laura Harford
Colette Ryan
Karli Coverdale
Patricia Caballerro Schillaci
Stephanie Brown
Nancy Gearhart
Inés Robles
Nancy Ludwig
Carrie Wolleman-Stein
Lisa D’Orsi O’Connor
Shannon Delcour
Kimberly Porter-Hutton
Leigh Ward
Lillian Cid
Carmen Rosa
Karina Diaz
Kenya Malcolm
Michele Neuhaus
Gertrude Atongi
Laura Sigel
Jennifer Mural
Lanh Nguyen
Casey Root Caron
Carin M Leiva
Chanel Rigby
Sheila Tumeil
Amanda Koch
Cassandra Elliot
Rebecca DeGiudice
Valyn Reed
Infant Mental Health Specialist Registry
Debra Fruchtman
Layne Raskin
Alana Russotti
Megan Smith
Allison Lieber
Steffany Nichols
Vanessa Funfsinn
Sarah Kliman
Sydney Pollock
Kaitlin Towner
Mary Anne Assini

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 Ethics.

All 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) experiences.

The application also includes official transcripts and three reference ratings. Endorsees as Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor 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, Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor-Clinical, ongoing RSC. Endorsees are also required to re-commit to upholding the Code of Ethics annually. Beginning in January of 2022, 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. 

NYS-AIMH Endorsement cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional.  NYS-AIMH Endorsement  does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed.  If NYS-AIMH becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual’s professional licensing board. 

The NYS-AIMH Endorsement does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if NYS-AIMH 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.

Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

We welcome all organizations that share our mission of supporting the mental health of young children.

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