Meet Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors includes leaders in the field of Infant Mental Health in New York State, with extensive background in a wide variety of settings – clinical, home visiting, child care, education, research and policy development.

Meet Our Dedicated Staff

The rapid growth of NYS-AIMH is credited to volunteers who have served tirelessly in developing and expanding our impact in the lives of young children and their families. Their focus and direction have also impacted the small paid staff to achieve goals and milestones in support of our mission.


Executive Director

Wendy Bender, LCSW-R, IMH-E®, is the Executive Director of the New York State Association for Infan

Progam Director

I am a lifelong resident of New York State, growing up in the Southern Tier, spending several years

Endorsement® Coordinator

Zahra Khalfan, is the Endorsement® Coordinator for the New York State Association for Infant Mental

Administrative Assistant

My role as Administrative Assistant at NYS-AIMH has been a perfect fit for my life experiences and w

Organizational NYS-AIMH Members

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

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