Board of Directors

Genett Tomko MSW, LCSW, IMH-E® 

Cofounder and Chair             Click here for bio

Genett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working and volunteering with non-profit organizations in Arizona for the past 23 years.  Genett was a Clinical Supervisor and Therapist at the Good Fit Counseling Center at Southwest Human Development where she worked for 17 years providing mental health services for children birth to 5 years old. Genett opened a private practice in 2010 to provide play based counseling services for children and their caregivers. Genett also facilitates trainings on Infant Mental Health, attachment, trauma, assessment & diagnosis, social/emotional development of young children, emotional regulation and trauma informed care. 

After earning a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2000 and a Masters degree in Social Work in 2005, Genett completed the 2-year clinical track of the Harris Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute. In 2009 she earned Endorsement as an Infant Mental Health Specialist for Culturally Sensitive Relationship -Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health. Genett is a rostered Supervisor in Child Parent Psychotherapy, an evidenced based best practice intervention for young children who have experienced trauma. She has over 200 hours of training in Play Therapy and completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher training program. She integrates all of these concepts and skills into therapeutic services for young children and their caregivers.

Genett has a long history of volunteering for non-profit organizations in Arizona. She served on the Board of Directors for the Play Therapy Association of AZ from 2004-2010 where she chaired the Membership Committee.  More recently Genett has been volunteering for the Board of Directors of the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of AZ (ITMHCA).  For the past 12 years she has served as the Chair of the Training & Education Committee for ITMHCA where she organizes community-based trainings for professionals working with Infants and Toddlers.  Genett chaired the planning committee for ITMHCA’s national conference, “The Risk to Resiliency Training Institute” in 2016, 2018 and 2021.  

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. 

Additional experience includes the provision of mental health consultation to the Early Head Start and Preschool Head Start programs. She has facilitated social skills groups for children and groups for women. She taught Early Childhood Intervention at her alma mater, Arizona State University and has presented at a National Conference for Alternative Therapies, for the Arizona Play Therapy Association, and the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona.

She served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Branch of the Association for Play Therapy from 2007 to 2011. She is a member and volunteer for the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona. 

She is excited to be part of the Board of Directors for Ground Work and supports their vision of providing access to mental health services to children and families who are underserved. 

When she isn’t working, Laura enjoys the outdoors and life’s adventures with her family.   


April Conti 

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. 

In 2002, she joined the Peoples Mortgage family as a loan officer.  In her 20 year (and counting) tenure with Peoples Mortgage, her straightforward and honest approach with clients and colleagues has allowed her to help hundreds of families achieve homeownership.  While still a Licensed Loan Officer, April now serves as the Senior Director of Marketing and Technology where she gets to support communication and workflow initiatives for a company she is proud to work for.  A special part of her role is supporting the philanthropic efforts of the employees with volunteer opportunities.

Above and beyond her passion for the mortgage industry, April has always felt a strong commitment to the community.  In college, she participated in AmeriCorp through the Office of Community Service Learning and worked directly with at-risk youth.   In 2006 she was a founding member of a local non-profit, East Valley Sol, whose mission was to impact the lives of young people through philanthropic efforts, volunteerism and fundraising.  Over the six years that the non-profit was active, she served as a chair on several committees, and had the honor of serving as the President.  

April is a proud wife to an amazingly supportive husband, and an overbearing mom to three awesome kids!  She is currently an active member of the CUSD Parent Advisory Committee and serves on the Board of Directors for San Tan Junior High Cheer Boosters.


Liza Gianetto LPC

Director       Click here for bio

As a private practice business owner since 2013, Liza Gianetto, LPC, provides direct psychotherapy services to adults with wide ranging experiences and mental health conditions with a primary emphasis on trauma. 

Prior to private practice, Liza’s passion for parent education started while attending a parent support group as a young Mom, immediately realizing the profound and life-changing value of parent support. Liza was therefore motivated to serve children and families as a career, holding various roles in community-based child welfare agencies, some in collaboration with the Department of Child Safety, emphasizing healthy and strong parent-child relationships. 

Community-based work segued to general mental health within a state funded agency, further deepening her therapeutic knowledge base treating people from all walks of life, all genders, all ages, many cultures. It was during this time Liza was trained in the research-based modality of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which resulted in significant treatment outcomes. All the while, Liza seized opportunities to stay connected to her first passion of parent education and advocacy. 

Liza facilitated numerous promising and research-based parent education groups (Active Parenting Today, The Nurturing Program, The New Beginnings Program), led groups focused on parenting support, substance abuse, and domestic abuse in a variety of settings (community, agency, county jails). 

In addition to private practice, Liza currently volunteers as a Certified HAP Facilitator for EMDR therapists through the Humanitarian Assistance Programs (, and serves as a Certified HAP and EMDRIA ( EMDR consultant.

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.