ABOUT US

OUR PURPOSE

To bring together as a common voice organizations and individuals

who promote caregiver-child relational approaches to both prevent

and heal adversity in young children prenatally to five.

OUR MISSION

CalAIMH’s mission is to bridge and connect a transdisciplinary, relationally-informed community across California that collaborates and advocates on behalf of children and families prenatally to age five.

Core Functions

1. Promoting professional development, including:

Relationally-Informed Practices

Promoting
relationally-
informed
practice

Promoting Childhood Mental Health

Promoting California endorsement in infant and early childhood mental health (to include reflective practice)

Integration Neuro-Biological Science

Integration of neuro-biological science

Collaboration

Transdisciplinary collaboration, infusion and integration of infant mental health core principles

2. Advocate for policies and practices that support relational health (on behalf of families, young children and providers)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barbara Stroud, PhD
President

Marian Williams, PhD
President Elect

Kristie Brandt, CNM, NP, MS, DNP
Past President

Beth Heavilin, MAEd
Board Secretary

Patricia Lakatos, PhD
Treasurer

Penny Knapp MD, FAACAP, FAAP

Board Member at Large

Shulamit Ritblatt, PhD

Board Member at Large

Cheri Reaves, MAEd
Board Member at Large

Adriana Cuestas, PsyD 
Board Member at Large

Howard Doi, MS, LMFT
Board Member at Large

Laura Andrade, PhD
Board Member at Large

Kristine Gose, MS
Board Member at Large

Valerie Bellas, PhD
Board Member at Large

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Mary Claire Heffron, PhD 
Committee Co-lead

Sherry Casper, PhD,
BCBA-D

Elvia Cortes, MS

Barbara Stroud, PhD
Committee Co-lead

Kristie Brandt, CNM, NP, MS, DNP

Marilee Burgeson, MA, CCC-SLP

Joshua Feder, MD

Cheri Reaves, MAEd

Cassandra Joubert, ScD


Wendy Sun, PsyD

Wendy Lee, PsyD

Rosa Ana Lozada, LCSW

Monica Mathur-Kulluri, OTD, OTR, OTR/L

Shulamit N. Ritblatt, PhD

Rachel Talamantez, EdD, LMFT

Sharon Zone, LCSW

ADDRESS

5716 Folsom Blvd. #279
Sacramento, CA 95819

CONTACT US

Phone: (916) 426-2464
Email: hello@calaimh.org