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Rooted in Relationships

Rooted in Relationships

Supporting the Adults Who Support Children

Healthy Minds Healthy Children (HMHC) is Wisconsin’s statewide infant and early childhood mental health consultation program. Spearheaded by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH) through funds from the Department of Children and Families, this program is uniquely designed to empower the adults who support the education and development of infants and young children.

Our trained and dedicated team of mental health consultants is focused on building relationships with the adults who support children from birth to five years old, to help build new skillsets, and to increase the capacity of those adults to lay the foundation for healthy growth and development.

Healthy Minds Healthy Children consultation services are offered at no cost for early care and education programs and home-based care providers in Wisconsin At this time, services are available in select regions of the state, with plans to expand throughout Wisconsin. Please Contact Us to learn more.

Supporting Early Care and Education Providers

At HMHC we are committed to supporting all adults who support infants and young children. In our initial phase, we are focusing on providing mental health consultation to the early care and education system. Our team is here to help the adults in these roles feel more confident meeting the mental, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of the children and families they serve. In doing so, we hope to improve the lives of children and ECE providers, while preventing staff burnout.

For Children and Families
For Children and Families
  • Improved relationships between adults and the children in their care
  • Improved social & emotional well-being
  • Improved school readiness
  • Happier and healthier children
  • Reduced suspension rates
  • Reduced expulsion rates
For ECE Providers
  • New skills to promote social & emotional learning
  • Confidence in addressing behaviors that are challenging
  • Resource sharing & coaching support
  • Reduced burnout & stress
  • Reduced turnover
  • Increased capacity

Meet Our HMHC Mental Health Consultants

Our clinically trained mental health consultants:
  • Work to support strong relationships and supportive environments for children
  • Focus on building the capacity of the adults in children’s lives to understand young children’s social and emotional development
  • Are highly-trained licensed or license-eligible mental health professionals with specialized knowledge in childhood development, the effects of stress and trauma on families, the importance of healthy attachment for young children, and the impact of mental health on developing children
  • Use a strengths-based approach and consider all levels of influence to support young children and their caregivers
  • Monitor and support infants/young children’s well-being and healthy development; provide early identification of unmet social and emotional needs and possible signs of developmental and mental health concerns
Southeastern Region

Golshan Motamedi, MS, LMFT
HMHC Consultant


Karissa Vogel Young, MSW, LCSW
HMHC Consultant

Jerolynn Bell-Scaggs, LPC (SAS), CS-IT
HMHC Consultant

Brian Myers
HMHC Consultant

Margo Camacho
HMHC Consultant

Statewide, Tribal Regions

Beth Smetana
HMHC Consultant

Milwaukee Region

Nicole Robinson, MSW, LCSW
HMHC Consultant


Karmelita Moore, MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT, CTS
HMHC Consultant

Jan Kwiatkowski, MS, LMFT
HMHC Consultant

Northeastern Region

Judith Warren
HMHC Consultant

Franchesca Vasquez
HMHC Consultant

Meet the HMHC Project Team

Healthy Minds Healthy Children is administrated by a talented group of infant and early childhood development professionals, dedicated to improving mental health outcomes for all children in the state of Wisconsin.

Lana Shklyar

Lana Shklyar, MS, IMH-E
Executive Director of WI-AIMH

Ashley J Bowers

Ashley J. Bowers, MA, LMFT, IMH-E
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Director

Corey M Robak

Corey M. Robak-Klein, MA, LPC, LMFT
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program Manager

Alexandra Vazquez Vargas

Southeast Office Coordinator & HMHC Referral Specialist

Martha Stolp
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Mentor

Anne Konen
Professional Development Manager

Abby Taylor
Data Manager

Marlow Fowlkes-Ware

Marlow Fowlkes-Ware
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Mentor

Let's Build Better Outcomes Together

Build Better Outcomes Together
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation has been shown to:
  • improve children’s social skills and emotional functioning
  • promote healthy relationships
  • reduce behaviors that are challenging for adults
  • reduce the number of suspensions and expulsions
  • improve classroom quality
  • reduce provider stress, burnout, and turnover

Together, we can help Wisconsin’s infants, young children, and their families build stronger foundations for happier, healthier futures.

Request a Mental Health Consultation Today!