What is MeAIMH?

The Maine Association for Infant Mental Health (MeAIMH) was founded in 1982 (incorporated in 1987) in response to a growing interest and concern in Maine for the psychosocial and physical well-being of infants and their families. The Association is a non-profit  interdisciplinary organization that:

  • Encourages awareness of infancy as a critical period in the development of individuals.
  • Works to increase the sophistication of its members' ability to respond to the needs of infants and their families.
  • Promotes optimal development and wellness of the child and family through prevention, identification, treatment and support.
  • Facilitates cooperation and collaboration among groups, agencies and individuals that serve children and families in Maine.

The MeAIMH holds training conferences each year in May and also sponsors additional courses, clinical institutes and seminars of interest to social workers, psychologists, day care providers, early intervention specialists, nurses and members of other professions who work with infants, young children and their families.

The Association Board meetings are held monthly and are open to Association members and their guests.

We would love you to join us, and become a member of our organization. We have Agency, Individual and student membership options. Become a member today.

MeAIMH Vision

The vision of the Maine Association for Infant Mental Health is to be an organization of advocacy and a catalyst for change whose purpose and message are readily understood. Children's Healthy Early Relationships Invite Success and Hope #CHERISH

MeAIMH Mission

The mission of the Maine Association for Infant Mental Health is to promote through education and advocacy, healthy early relationships and their vital importance to infants, children, and their families.

About the MeAIMH Board

The Board of Directors consists of at least nine (9) members and no more than twenty-five (25) members. Board members are regular members of the Association. An effort is made to include representatives from diverse geographical areas of the state and various disciplines in the selection of directors. At least two months prior to the annual meeting a notice is published in the Newsletter inviting members to submit names to be considered for nomination to the Board.

Directors serve three-year terms. The election of directors occurs at the annual meeting of the Association with a slate of candidates submitted to the membership. Nominations may also be made on the floor.

The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the Association and makes all necessary rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law or with the Association’s By-Laws, for the management of business and guidance of the Association, its officers, employees and designated agents.

MeAIMH Board meetings are held monthly and are open to Association members and their guests.


Pam Caron – New Gloucester, Maine
Murielle S. DiBiase – Palermo, Maine
Kate Johnston-Lemire – Casco, Maine
Mark Rains, PhD – Vienna, Maine
Michael Sandberg – Freeport, Maine

MeAIMH Executive Coordinator

Debra Nugent Johnston – Greene, Maine

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