Our Team

Advisory Council

MSEd

Birth to Five Helpline/Fussy Baby
Southwest Human Development

Phoenix, AZ

Karen Frankel

PhD

Irving Harris Program in Child Development & Infant Mental Health, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Denver, CO

Nucha Isarowong

PhD

Erikson Institute/
Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, University of Washington

Chicago, IL/Seattle, WA

Ayannakai Nalo

LCSW

UCSF Benioff Children's
Hospital Oakland

Oakland, CA

Carmen Rosa Noroña

LCSW, MSEd, CEIS

Child Witness to Violence Project/Early Trauma Treatment Network
Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

Tonia Spence

LCSW, MSEd

The Jewish Board

New York, NY

Alison Steier

PhD

Harris Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute Southwest Human Development

Phoenix, AZ

Maria Seymour
St John

PhD, MFT

Infant-Parent Program
University of California
San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Gregory Tate

BA

Irving Harris Foundation

Chicago, IL

Kandace Thomas

PhD, MPP

First 8 Memphis

Memphis, TN

Executive Council

President
Kandace Thomas

PhD, MPP

First 8 Memphis

Memphis, TN

Nucha Isarowong

PhD

Erikson Institute/Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development, University of Washington

Chicago, IL/Seattle, WA

Carmen Rosa Noroña

LCSW, MSEd, CEIS

Child Witness to Violence Project/Early Trauma Treatment Network
Boston Medical Center

Boston, MA

Staff

Amanda Hwu

AM

Tenets Initiative Manager
Irving Harris Foundation

Chicago, IL

In Memory

Rebecca
Shahmoon-Shanok

LCSW-R, PhD

1943-2020

We are honored to have known Rebecca as an Advisory Council member, Tenets Workshop Facilitator and dear friend. 

Her life and work will continue to guide, root and inspire us. 

With deep breaths, we hold Rebecca in our hearts. 

The Tenets were initially developed by:

Victor Bernstein, PhD
Family Support Program
The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

Karen Frankel, PhD
Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, PhD
Child Trauma Research Program
University of California San Francisco

Linda Gilkerson, PhD
Irving B. Harris Infant Mental Health Certificate Program
Erikson Institute

Mary Claire Heffron, PhD
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Anne Hogan, PhD
Harris Infant Mental Health Training Institute
Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

Carmen Rosa Noroña, MSW, MSEd, CEIS
Child Witness to Violence Project
Boston Medical Center

Joy D. Osofsky, PhD
Harris Program for Infant Mental Health
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW-R, PhD
Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services

Maria Seymour St. John, PhD, MFT
Infant-Parent Program
University of California San Francisco

Alison Steier, PhD
Harris Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute
Southwest Human Development

Kandace Thomas, MPP
Irving Harris Foundation

Other Contributors:

Nicola Brown
KOKORO

Sonja Okun
Root Cause

We are grateful to the following artists whose work is featured on this website and our materials:

Melisa Cardona, Photographer
New Orleans, LA          
melisacardona.com           

Maria Galivez, Muralist
San Francisco, CA

Matt Parker, Photographer
Boston, MA

Ojos Nebulosos, Photographer
New York, NY          
ojosnebulosos.com          

We are…

Change Agents

Committed Practitioners

Thought-Leaders

Psychologists

Social Workers

Policy Makers

Professors

Life-Long Learners

Educators

Caregivers

…On our own journeys