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Florida Endorsement® Registry

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 Mental Health Specialist and Infant 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 Family Specialist, Infant Health Specialist and Infant 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. FIMH-E® cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional. FIMH-E® does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed. If one becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual's professional licensing board. The FIMH-E® does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if FAIMH learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual is moved to the Inactive Endorsement Registry.


You can view the Endorsement® Policies and Procedures and contact the Endorsement Coordinator at for more details.

We are proud to have the following professionals in communities throughout Florida who have earned the Endorsement for Culturally Relevant, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health®.

Endorsement Leaders, in bold, are professionals who are currently supporting Endorsement® by advising applicants, reviewing applications, vetting Reflective Supervisors/Consultants, or have served in the leadership of FAIMH as we launched Endorsement® in our state over the past several years. FAIMH is deeply grateful for their service & support.

You can find Florida's Infant Mental Health Endorsed Professionals listed alphabetically by last name below.

Karen Adams - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Heather Agazzi - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Research/Faculty

Leslie Allen - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical, In Memoriam

Silvia Alvarez McBride - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Susan Amore - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Ashley Anderson - Infant Family Associate

Jamie Anderson - Infant Mental Health Mentor- Policy

Maria F Angee - Infant Family Specialist

Blandine Anis - Infant Family Associate

Evelyn Angulo - Infant Family Specialist

Collisa Astle - Infant Family Assosciate

Ana Maria Atehortua - Infant Family Specialist

Stephanie Barnes - Infant Family Associate

Blair Bell - Infant Family Associate

Tiaundra Bell - Infant Family Specialist

Maribel Benavides - Infant Family Specialist

Lisa Benitez - Infant Family Specialist

Nicole Bortnik - Infant Family Specialist

Janette Bogie - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Sara Bower - Infant Family Specialist

Kate Burch - Infant Family Associate

Kelsey Burgess - Infant Family Associate

Crystal Burns - Infant Family Associate

Cindy Campbell - Infant Family Associate

Veronica Castro - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Christine Chaffin - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Santorri Chamley-Watson - Infant Family Specialist

Marie Mica Charles - Infant Family Specialist

Katherine Dean - Infant Family Associate

Jeribeth De Perez - Infant Family Specialist

Stephanie DeScalzo - Infant Family Associate

Anne DiFini - Infant Family Specialist

Jamie Dolan - Infant Family Associate

Neysha Dominguez - Infant Family Specialist

Bradley Dorrill - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Elizabeth Erban - Infant Mental Health Specialist

Keisha Escoffery - Infant Family Specialist

Dawn Espinoza - Infant Family Associate

Nehemie Etienne - Infant Family Specialist

Linda Falk-Howard - Infant Family Specialist

Monique Fletcher - Infant Family Associate

Suzan Gage - Infant Family Associate

Kynia Gainer - Infant Family Associate

Darsy Galvez - Infant Family Specialist

Heidy Garcia - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Adrienne Gilyard - Infant Family Specialist 

Deborah Goldberg - Infant Family Associate

Pat Grosz - Infant Family Specialist

Iris Guevara - Infant Family Associate

Emperatriz Guzman - Infant Family Specialist

Karen Haag - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Cecile Hairston - Infant Family Associate

Cecily Hardin - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Melissa Hayes - Infant Family Associate

Julieta Hernandez - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Tatiana Hidalgo-Ferrer - Infant Family Specialist

Angie Hilken - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Anne Hogan - Infant Family Specialist

Cindy Horwitz - Infant Mental Health Specialist

Kathy Hostetler - Infant Family Associate

Christine Hughes Pontier - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy

Harleen Hutchinson - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Ashley Hunter - Infant Family Associate

Marie Isenberger - Infant Family Associate

Keshia Jenkins - Infant Family Associate

Lucretia Jones - Infant Family Associate

Thamousca Junis-Florian - Infant Family Specialist

Beverly Kamp - Infant Family Associate

Lakia King - Infant Family Associate

Kim Kohler - Infant Family Associate

Angelica LaGuerre - Infant Family Associate

Margarita Lauria - Infant Family Specialist

Delfina Ledesma Estupinan - Infant Family Specialist

Chris Lester - Infant Family Specialist

Elisa Levy Tacher - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy

Amy Lewis Maher - Infant Family Associate

Emily Luna - Infant Family Associate

Nathalie Mac-Guffie - Infant Mental Health Specialist

Jacqueline Malone - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Noemi Marquez - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Roxanne Mayorca - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Karen Mayorquin - Infant Family Associate

Ciana McFarlane - Infant Family Associate

Erin McKinley - Infant Family Specialist

Cynthia Mejia - Infant Family Associate

Lizette Melendez - Infant Family Associate

Allison Metsch - Infant Family Specialist 

Jana Miller - Infant Family Associate

Jennifer Mitchell - Infant Family Specialist

Nancy Mitta - Infant Family Associate

Maria Mogollon - Infant Family Specialist

Veronica Montoya - Infant Family Specialist

Jessica Moreno - Infant Family Specialist

Cynthia Nicolas - Infant Family Specialist

Lisa Negrini - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Cecilia Nariznis - Infant Family Specialist

Ruby Natale - Infant Family Specialist

Allison Parish - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy

Maria Ortiz - Infant Family Associate

Yunely Perdomo - Infant Family Associate

Melinda Perry - Infant Family Specialist

Clarissa Pinkney-DeWitt - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Katherine Pollak - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Shelia Rainey - Infant Family Associate

Tania Ramirez - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Wedlin Ramos - Infant Family Specialist

Justine Reina - Infant Family Associate

Kimberly Renk - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Tina Roberson - Infant Family Associate 

Dayanes Rodriguez - Infant Family Specialist

Paola Rojas-Arriessecq - Infant Family Specialist

Katherine Rojas - Infant Family Specialist

Katherine Roth - Infant Family Specialist

Sherri Sabadishin - Infant Family Associate

Michelle Salgado - Infant Family Associate

Alicia-Ann Samuel - Infant Family Specialist

Linda Santiago - Infant Family Associate

Shabel Santiago - Infant Family Specialist

Denise Saunders - Infant Family Specialist

Brianne Savaglia - Infant Family Associate

Tonya Schadle - Infant Family Associate

Maite Schenker - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Sandrina Seraphin - Infant Family Associate

Jeffery Shearer - Infant Family Specialist

Robin Sivertsen - Infant Family Associate

Carrie Skinner - Infant Family Associate

Kristie Skoglund - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical

Atiya Spellman - Infant Family Specialist

Pachent Smythe - Infant Family Associate

Sherlande Tunis - Infant Family Associate

Gregory VanPelt - Infant Family Specialist

Karen Waymire - Infant Family Associate

Anna Weismantel - Infant Family Associate

Phyllis Wells - Infant Mental Health Mentor-Policy

Tanya White - Infant Family Associate 

Lina Zelcer - Infant Family Specialist


Jennifer Black - Infant Family Specialist

Sinziana Bularca - Infant Family Specialist

Sandra Cordovi - Infant Family Specialist

Debra Jordan - Infant Family Specialist

Twila Jowers - Infant Family Associate

Diane Koch - Infant Family Specialist

Regina Moffett Ellis - Infant Family Associate

Meredith Piazza - Infant Mental Health Specialist

Jenna Waterbury - Infant Family Specialist

The Florida Association for Infant Mental Health is part of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health.