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
Melissa Copenhaver
Suunta Integrative Health
Chair and Chapter Representative
OpenVice Chair
Beth Hellman
Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare
Tara Miller
Gogebic County Community Mental Health Authority
Stephanie Hicks
Hiawatha Behavioral Health
Social Outreach Coordinator
Barbie Dupras
Community Action Agency -Alger/Marquette
Training Coordinator