LCSW-R, ACSW, IMHM-P®
Rochelle Macer, is a founding board member and the former Treasure of the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health (NYS-AIMH). She is a strong public health and early childhood mental health advocate and has spent of her professional career overseeing services that address the health and well-being of children and their families. As the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator at Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Centers she is integrating curriculum and PBIS analytics into special education preschools for young children, implementing evidence-based assessments and providing professional development to school staff.
Rochelle has held numerous leadership positions in New York City overseeing services provided to children and families including Bellevue Hospital Center and Kings County Hospital Center Behavioral Health and Pediatrics. She also served as Director of Mental Health Policy and Planning at NYC Administration for Children’s Services, and a Consultant to NYC Administration for Children’s Services Early Care and Education focused on child and caregiver trauma, professional development, and technical assistance for NYC EarlyLearn program serving children birth to 5.
Prior to joining Just Kids, Rochelle was a Health Services Manager at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she supported the Bureau of Children Youth and Families and the Bureau of Early Intervention. In this position she focused on early childhood social-emotional development and well-being of the children and families served by Early Intervention and Mental Health Services including Thrive NYC Act Early Initiatives. Additionally, she ensured that Reflective Supervision and Practice were infused into the professional development for the infant and early childhood workforce by these bureaus.
Rochelle is the Chair of the NYS Early Intervention Coordinating Council Social-Emotional Guidance Document Dissemination Workgroup and has served on NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Strategic Workgroup for over twelve years. Additionally, she provides advisement to a large cohort of infant and early childhood mental health clinicians and supervisors who are recipients of the NYS OMH/NYS-AIMH grant for Endorsement and serves on several NYS-AIMH committees.
Rochelle received her BSW and MSW at Adelphi University and an early childhood fellow at JBFCS.