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Nancy Mork, LCSW, I/IECMH-C
President

Nancy has been working in the field of infant and early childhood mental health for nearly 20 years. She received her Master in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a specialization in Child and Family. In addition she received a Post Master Certificate in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute. Nancy was part of the first cohort to receive a credential in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and has been an active part of this credential. She currently works at Erikson Institute as the Associate Director of Direct Services for The Fussy Baby Network. Prior to this, she worked in a substance abuse treatment center providing individual and group therapy to women, specifically focused on their relationship with their children. Nancy’s professional areas of focus are home visiting, providing reflective supervision and postpartum mood disorders.

Sarah Martinez, LCPC, I/IECMH-C
President-Elect

Sarah is The Social Emotional Specialist for Child and Family Connections of DuPage County, IL as well as a trainer for the Fussy Baby Network at Erikson. She has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a master’s degree in early childhood education from The University of Illinois at Chicago. Her bachelor’s degree is in education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Prior to coming to Child and Family Connections Sarah was the Director of the Parent Infant Program of Little Friends in Naperville, IL. Prior to working with Little Friends, Sarah worked as part of the Medical Diagnostic Team at LaRabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago for over ten years. She also maintained a private infant-parent psychotherapy practice. Sarah’s professional areas of interest include attachment, parent-child relationship challenges, adoption and foster care, children with regulatory and behavioral challenges, and infant-parent psychotherapy. Sarah is president-elect of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health and a frequent presenter on infant mental health and related topics.

Jon Korfmacher, PhD
Past President

Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Erikson Institute, where he teaches and conducts research focused on home visiting, early childhood interventions, and policies and practices in early childhood mental health. He also directs the Illinois Child-Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative, a training program for mental health practioners interested in working with young children and their families who have been exposed to trauma. Before coming to Erikson Institute in 1998 he received postdoctoral training at the Harris Infant Mental Health program and was a senior instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Beth Pettinelli, LCSW
Secretary

Beth Pettinelli, LCSW received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Child Development and a masters in Social Work from Loyola University- Chicago.  She is currently a clinician and clinical trainer at Lurie Children's Hospital's Department of Psychiatry Outpatient program.  Since 2010, she has been a faculty of the Illinois Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative, a training program for mental health practioners interested in an evidence based therapy model working with young children and their families, who have been exposed to trauma.  Beth has experience as an infant and early childhood mental health consultant to home visiting and early childhood education programs, a practioner in the early intervention and child welfare systems, as well as an infant and toddler teacher in a therapeutic nursery working with parents coping with a chronic mental illness.  She maintains a private practice in child and family psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and consultation.

Mary Reynolds, LCSW, ICDVP
Membership

Mary received her undergraduate degree in Gender Studies and Spanish from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, and a dual Masters, in Social Work and Gender Studies, from Loyola University Chicago. In addition, she completed a Post-Masters certificate program in Infant Mental Health at the Erikson Institute. She currently works as the Director of the Violence Prevention & Intervention Program at Casa Central, in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community. Her areas of professional interest include early childhood exposure to violence and trauma, parent-child relationship and attachment difficulties, and reflective supervision.

Jim Grabowski, MA, LCPC
Treasurer

Jim Grabowski has been working with children and families since 1993.  He is currently the Clinic Manager at the Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families.  He was trained at the Orthogenic School and the Virginia Frank Child Development Center.  He is a Faculty member in the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Therapy Training Program [CAPPT] at the Institute for Psychoanalysis and at the Institute for Clinical Social Work. He teaches and provides consultation and clinical supervision to therapists pursuing advanced training or a doctorate.  Jim is also the Past President of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists.  His private practice is located in Wilmette, IL.

 

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