Board of Directors
Genett Tomko MSW, LCSW, IMH-E®
Cofounder and Chair Click here for bio
Heather Wall MSW, LCSW, IMH-E®
Cofounder and Vice Chair Click here for bio
Heather has been a social worker for over 20 years. She is passionate about supporting families, young children and professionals. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. She is endorsed with the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona, rostered in Child Parent Psychotherapy, trained in Circle of Security and a certificate from the Harris Institute. She has training to work with divorcing and separating parents. Heather has also volunteered with nonprofits to help families in the community.
Throughout her career she has worked directly with families, supervised clinicians and in education. She was a manager with the Healthy Families program, managing a team of home visitors to help prevent child abuse. She was a Clinical Supervisor with the Good Fit Center at Southwest Human Development. At Good Fit, Heather helped support intakes, child therapists, manage referrals and provide mental health consultation. She also partnered with universities to support master level internships. She has been adjunct faculty at a local community college.
After working in community mental health, Heather has opened a private practice. She works with families with young children to help promote parent child relationships and reduce stress. Heather is married, has two awesome children and loves animals. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, being outside and spending time with family and friends.
Laura Gonzales MA, LPC, NCC, IMH-E®
Treasurer Click here for bio
Laura is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor who works with children and their families, as well as individuals throughout the lifespan, in private practice. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has earned a certificate in Infant-Family Clinical Practice from The Harris Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute. She has been endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist since 2009 and has over 18 years of experience providing therapeutic services in Arizona.
Secretary Click here for bio
As a Mesa, Arizona native, April grew up in the valley and then studied Business and Marketing at the University of San Diego.
Robert Weigand MS, IMH-E®
Director Click here for bio
Robert Weigand is an Emeritus Principal Lecturer of Family and Human Development at Arizona State University. Prior to his retirement he served as Director of the Child Development Laboratory, a full day early childhood program serving 50 toddlers and preschool-age children. While at ASU, Bob taught early childhood intervention and child development courses and was co-director of the Master of Advanced Study in Infant-Family Practice degree program. He has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona ITMHCA and was endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Mentor by the Coalition’s Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive Relationship -Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health. He has chaired the planning committees for ITMHCA’s training institute and the Sally Campbell Memorial Best for Babies Seminar, a state-wide conference focused on the special needs of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. Bob has also served as Director of Child Laboratory Programs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, supervising both the CDL and the Department of Psychology’s Child Study Laboratory. Before joining ASU’s faculty, Bob was a faculty member and taught toddlers and preschool-age children in the laboratory preschools at Purdue University and at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development.