Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D., 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.
Pat Husband, Past President
Pat Husband has been working with infants, toddlers and their families for nearly 25 years. She has a Masters in early childhood special education with an emphasis on the first three years, and a license in Marriage and Family Therapy which provides a framework for systemic interventions. Within systems of child care, assessment, early intervention/prevention and family therapy, Pat practices infant mental health with a focus on the relationships which form the network of support for infant’s optimal emotional health.
Nancy Mork, LCSW, President-Elect
Nancy received her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, with specialization in Child
and Family. In addition, she received a Post Masters Certificate in Infant Studies from Erikson Institute. She currently works as the Erikson Institute’s Fussy Baby Network in which she is the Senior Infant Mental Health
Specialist. Her areas of focus include infant mental health, prevention services, home visiting and working with challenging families.
Carey McCann, M.A., Treasurer
Senior Policy Advisor with the National Policy Consultation Team, has been with the Ounce of Prevention Fund for 6 years. She is currently a member of the Ounce’s team that offers relationship-based peer consultation and support on birth to five policy and advocacy strategies to state advocacy organizations in other states, as part of the Birth to Five Policy Alliance. Previously, Carey coordinated the Ounce’s Birth to Five Project, which is part of the multi-state Build Initiative and is a statewide collaborative effort to identify system gaps and barriers, develop solutions, and link the many efforts that are already underway in Illinois. Carey developed an expertise in social-emotional development and early childhood mental health. She staffed the Early Childhood Committee of the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, and managed the implementation of Illinois’ Assuring Better Child Health and Development II Initiative, which focused on the primary care system’s role in promoting young children’s social-emotional development and screening for maternal depression. Carey has presented frequently on Illinois’ early childhood mental health policy efforts. Prior to her work at the Ounce, Carey worked for seven years with children and adolescents who were in residential services at Hillside Children’s Center in Rochester, N.Y.. Carey holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration.
Sarah Martinez, M.A., M.Ed., Secretary
Sarah holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a Masters 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. Sarah is the Social-Emotional Specialist for PACT, Inc. – a social service agency that is the fiscal agent for the DuPage Child and Family Connections office. Previous positions include being director of the Parent Infant Program of Little Friends in Naperville, IL, and an Infant Development Specialist at LaRabida Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She also maintaines a private child psychotherapy practice. Sarah’s professional areas of interest are working with children with challenging behavior, attachment problems and parent-child relationship challenges.
Mary Lee Swiatowiec, B.S. Membership Chair
Mary Lee graduated from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1987 with a degree in Human Development and Family Ecology, specializing in Child Development. In 1989, she became the first teacher at Teen Baby Nursery, a non-profit childcare and family support program for teen parents and their children. Six years later, she became the Director of Teen Baby Nursery, and later the Director of Parenting teen Services, where she also facilitated pregnancy prevention groups for junior high girls and taught parenting skills as part of a home-visiting program. Currently, she serves as the Director Early Head Start at the Childcare Network of Evanston.
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