Registry Of Endorsed Professionals

NCIMHA’s Endorsement journey began with a pilot Infant Mental Health Endorsement Leadership Cohort in 2021 that included:

Diane Britz, LCSW, IMH-E®

Gabriel Guyton, MA, MS Ed., IMH-E®

Sharon Little, Ed. D, IMH-E®

Sharon Loza, PhD, IMH-E®

Rowena Mudiappa, LCSW, IMH-E®

Susanne Walker Wilson, LCSW, LCAS-A, ITFS, IMH-E®

Tomeika Watson, LCSW, IMH-E®

Jodi Whiteman, MA, CEIM, IMH-E®

Learn more about these professionals, their experience applying for Endorsement and their hopes for our workforce here in North Carolina! 


North Carolina Registry of Endorsed Professionals

Name Category of Endorsement®
Elizabeth Acker, M. Ed. Infant Family Specialist 
Jennifer Anderson, M. Ed. Infant Family Specialist 
Diane Britz, LCSW Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical
Courtnie Coughlin Infant Family Specialist 
Marilyn Ferrall, M. Ed.  Infant Family Reflective Supervisor
Jes Fyall Cardenas, Ph.D Infant Mental Health Mentor Research/Faculty
Miranda Delehoy Infant Family Specialist
Gabriel Guyton, MA, MS Ed. Infant Family Specialist
Sharon Little, Ed. D Infant Family Specialist
Sharon Loza, Ph.D. Infant Mental Health Mentor Policy
Christina Y Malu, LCSW, LCAS-A Infant Family Specialist
Rowena Mudiappa, LCSW Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical
Sara Palmer, MS Infant Family Associate
Ashley Parks, MA Infant Family Specialist
Whitney Rea Infant Family Specialist
Kelsey Smith, LMSW Infant Family Specialist
Nickey Reato-Stamey Infant Family Reflective Supervisor
Susanne Walker Wilson, LCSW, LCAS-A, ITFS Infant Mental Health Mentor Clinical
Tomeika Watson, LCSW Infant Family Specialist
Jodi Whiteman, MA, CEIM Infant Mental Health Mentor Policy
Asata Virgo, MAS-IFP Infant Mental Health Specialist

DisclaimerEndorsement involves a standardized process to determine that a professional has accumulated specialized knowledge and skill in the infant and early childhood field. An applicant’s experiences are documented by the submission of an application that details competency-based training, specialized work experiences, reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) experiences and/or an exam. Endorsed professionals also sign a Code of Ethics. See more about Endorsement requirements hereMaintaining Endorsement also requires annual renewal that includes additional training and, for some, continued engagement in reflective supervision/consultation (RSC). See more about annual renewal requirements here

The Endorsement credential is not a professional license or a certificate. NCIMHA Endorsement cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional.  NCIMHA Endorsement  does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed. 

Endorsees are also required to re-commit to upholding the Code of Ethics annually.  Beginning in January of 2023, this commitment includes signing an attestation that the endorsee has not been sanctioned by a licensing board. If NCIMHA becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual’s professional licensing board.  The NCIMHA Endorsement does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if NCIMHA learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual’s name is moved to the Inactive Endorsement Registry.  Those professionals will follow the policy for reactivation to the Active Endorsement Registry once the licensing board’s sanctions have been lifted.