Meet The Members

Kate Roper

Director of Early Childhood Services

Agency

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, (Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood)

Favorite Stage

Peek-A-Boo Stage

Why ECMH Matters

We must support little people becoming good people to make the world a better place.

Wise Words

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto others”—Jeree Pawl

Fun Fact

I am happiest when I’m in or on the ocean

Aditi Subramaniam,
LMHC, R-DMT IECMH-E®

Partnership Manager (Associate Director) IECMH
asubramaniam@mspcc.org

Agency

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Favorite Stage

Newborn Stage

Why ECMH Matters

As a practitioner, my joy is to witness families discover their newborn baby's capacities and personhood and have opportunities to fall deeply in love with their baby.

Wise Words

Every young child must feel and know "I am loved", "I am safe" and "I can be me and explore the world!" – Aditi Subramaniam

Fun Fact

Dancing in community makes my heart happy! I am an Indian classical dancer and have been for the past 31 years

Sade L. Douglas, MSW

Program Manager for Model Implementation
sdouglas@bphc.org

Agency

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Favorite Stage

Toddler Stage

Why ECMH Matters

Addressing Early Childhood Mental Health is a calling that I proudly answer. I am committed to spreading the importance of mental health and healthy child development.

Wise Words

“If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together” – African Proverb

Fun Fact

I am madly in love with mash potatoes, my favorite number is 4, and I absolutely love all that is Caribbean!

Tarsha Bradshaw

Program Manager for Family Leadership
tbradshaw@bphc.org

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

We must uplift this very important phase in every humans life: early childhood.

Wise Words

“It always seems impossible until it's done.” Nelson Mandela

Fun Fact

I love live entertainment: concerts, comedy shows, musicals and plays.

Andrea Goncalves Oliveira, MA, ECMH-E®

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Statewide Coordinator

Agency

Department of Mental Health

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

It brings such an opportunity for full family support and impacting generational change. It's a time of hope and with that hope a unique window of opportunity for support and change.

Wise Words

"One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world" Dr. Charles Raison.

Fun Fact

I have lived my life between two countries - USA and Portugal. And I love Sandra Boynton’s books; my favorite is Snuggle Puppy.

Larisa Méndez-Peñate

Director of Program Support and Development

Agency

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, (Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood)

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

It brings such an opportunity for full family support and impacting generational change. It's a time of hope and with that hope a unique window of opportunity for support and change.

Wise Words

"One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world" Dr. Charles Raison.

Fun Fact

I have lived my life between two countries - USA and Portugal. And I love Sandra Boynton’s books; my favorite is Snuggle Puppy.

Malika Arty

Support and Development

Agency

(Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, Division of Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood).

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

It brings such an opportunity for full family support and impacting generational change. It's a time of hope and with that hope a unique window of opportunity for support and change.

Wise Words

"One generation full of deeply loving parents would change the brain of the next generation, and with that, the world" Dr. Charles Raison.

Fun Fact

I have lived my life between two countries - USA and Portugal. And I love Sandra Boynton’s books; my favorite is Snuggle Puppy.

Christy Moulin, IMH-E®

Program Director, Early Childhood Mental Health
cmoulin@bphc.org

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

Every child deserves to have a happy, healthy childhood.

Wise Words

“If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” -- Coretta Scott King

Fun Fact

I am a middle child, from the middle of the country (Missouri), and I like the middle of the brownie best.

Christy Moulin, IMH-E®

Program Director, Early Childhood Mental Health
cmoulin@bphc.org

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

Every child deserves to have a happy, healthy childhood.

Wise Words

“If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.” -- Coretta Scott King

Fun Fact

I am a middle child, from the middle of the country (Missouri), and I like the middle of the brownie best.

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