Meet The Members

Roxanne Hoke-Chandler, MS

Early Childhood Systems Coordinator for Family Engagement and Training

Agency

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Favorite Stage

Toddler

Why ECMH Matters

I believe in appropriate mental health supports and services for all, especially our youngest Massachusetts residents. Equitable supports should be available to all Massachusetts residents regardless of age, status, race/ethnicity, language spoken, income and geographical location.

Wise Words

"We must remember this is our job but their lives." -Roxanne Hoke-Chandler

Fun Fact

Iced coffee is a must!

Kate Roper, IFS-E®

Director of Early Childhood Services

Agency

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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®

Associate Director IECMH

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, LCSW

Program Manager for Model Implementation

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

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, MBA, MMHC, IMH-E®

Program Manager for Family Leadership

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

Favorite Stage

Infant Stage (the 1st year)

Why ECMH Matters

Lifting up early childhood mental health is so important because our children matter; they are the future.  This work is imperative because supporting families at the beginning of their child's life provides an opportunity to reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which promotes a better life outcome. I truly believe that it takes a village to raise a child and ensuring that every child has “a village” that is fully prepared to support and raise them is a goal that I am fully committed to.

Wise Words

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

Fun Fact

I love live entertainment: concerts, comedy shows, musicals and plays. I love to sing but can’t clap on beat, lol.  I am obsessed with home decorating shows and consider myself a DIYer.

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

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

TBD

Malika Arty, ECMH-E®

Program Manager for System of Care Development

Agency

Boston Public Health Commission

Favorite Stage

Toddler Stage

Why ECMH Matters

I started my career working with teens. Over time I realized how much their struggle began in their early years. I believe giving caregivers the support and knowledge they need can save the family and the entire system from years of challenge and struggle.

Wise Words

Take time to enjoy your young child. You never get the time back and the beautiful connection you build will last a lifetime.
-Malika Arty

Fun Fact

I love all things sparkly or chocolate.

Christy Moulin, IMH-E®

Program Director, Early Childhood Mental Health

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

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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