Join Our Board of Directors
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health supports the professionals and systems that nurture healthy beginnings in life, because early relationships matter.
What We Do
WA-AIMH is a state-wide professional organization dedicated to promoting a quality work-force for providers of child-care, early education, primary care, mental health and other services for young children and their families.
We build skills and capacities of practitioners and agencies to serve children and families well. We manage an Endorsement system that helps ensure professionals have the skills to support our most vulnerable young children and their families. We provide technical assistance, Reflective Consultation and training in Infant Mental Health for professionals statewide.
Additionally, we are working to build statewide partnerships for systems level impacts and are leading prenatal to five policy efforts towards supporting families and the professionals that care for them.
Make an Impact in the lives of Washington Babies and Young Children
WA-AIMH is seeking individuals with a passion for the health and well-being of young children and their families to serve on our dynamic Board of Directors. Board members have the opportunity to help WA-AIMH become a strong, sustainable and growing organization in this next phase.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) is a rapidly growing field of practice that promotes healthy social and emotional development in children which prepares them for success in school and in life.
We seek board members with experience/interest in:
devoting time and energy to board work, and learning new skills related to being a great board member
leading with a racial equity lens
non-profit finance (including strategic financial planning, business modeling) or philanthropy
helping a small non-profit grow its impact
systems building and policy/advocacy approach to change
the health and well-being of vulnerable young children and their families
Priorities from our 2019 strategic plan:
Leading with racial equity
Growing our regional diversity and outreach
Strategic business and finance planning during this growth phase of the organization
The current Board meets monthly, usually on the Fourth Thursday evening of the month in North Seattle or virtually and gathers for an annual full day retreat.
Board responsibilities include:
Regular attendance at Board meetings
Service on a Board committee
Making a personally meaningful annual donation
Acting as ambassadors for the organization and connecting WA-AIMH to people and organizations that can help advance our mission and support our goals