Upper Peninsula Association for Infant Mental Health

Supporting Relationships for Infants and Families

The Upper Peninsula Association of Infant Mental Health was first organized in 1993 by some of the pioneers in the field in Michigan: Mary K Peterson, Sally Hruska, Ruth Botbyl, Dianne Goodman, Cookie Aho, Lee Carlson, Fran Majestic and Jennifer Cihak. Over the years, chapter goals have been to provide training, facilitate local study groups, promote awareness and create community for those interested relationship-based work with families of infants and toddlers.

We currently strive to provide for the training needs of our membership and communities across a large geographical area.   Collaborations are a necessity and partnerships have developed with the Great Start Collaboratives, Upper Peninsula Early Childhood Conference, Early On, and the Upper Peninsula Childrens’ Coalition.


Chapter Officers:

NameChapter Position
Donna Wilber
Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD
minnow141@gmail.com
Chair and Chapter Representative
Melissa Copenhaver
Little Ones of the U.P.
littleonesoftheup@hotmail.com
Vice Chair
Beth Hellman
Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare
bethhellman1392@gmail.com
Treasurer
Tara Miller
Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority
tara.millertm@gmail.com
Secretary
Stephanie Hicks
Hiawatha Behavioral Health
shicks@hbhcmh.org
Social Outreach Coordinator
Barbie Dupras
Training Coordinator