Endorsement Registry

West Virginia Endorsement® Registry

Endorsement® involves a standardized process to determine that a professional has accumulated specialized experiences in the infant and early childhood field and has signed a Code of Ethics. All applicants receive a copy of the Code of Ethics. An applicant’s experiences are documented by the submission of an application that details competency-based training, specialized work experiences, and for most, reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) experiences. The application also includes official transcripts and three reference ratings.  Endorsees as Infant Mental Health Specialist and Infant Mental Health Mentor have passed an exam that includes measures of theoretical knowledge, direct service skills, and their capacity to apply these principles into practice. This exam is scored by a team of two reviewers who are blind to the identity of the examinee.  

To maintain Endorsement® also requires ongoing training. Endorsees are also required to recommit to upholding the Code of Ethics annually. Beginning in January of 2022, this commitment includes signing an attestation that the endorsee has not been sanctioned by a licensing board. 

Endorsement® is not a professional license or a certificate. West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association Endorsement® cannot guarantee the quality of service of any endorsed professional. West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association Endorsement®  does not include a process by which complaints or concerns regarding ethics can be filed. If the West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association becomes aware of possible ethics violations by an endorsed professional, complainants are encouraged to, when applicable, contact the individual’s professional licensing board. The West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association Endorsement® does not offer monitoring for ethics violations, however if the West Virginia Infant/Toddler Mental Health Association learns that an endorsed professional has been sanctioned by a licensing board, the individual’s name is moved to the Inactive Endorsement® Registry. Those professionals will follow the policy for reactivation to the Active Endorsement® Registry once the licensing board’s sanctions have been lifted.

Infant Family Associate:

Janice Barnett (Wheeling)

Stephanie Barnett (Wheeling)

Ashley Byrd (Mount Hope)

Kathleen Carpenter (Huntington)

Ashley Cleaver (Petersburg)

Ashley Cole (Beaver)

Elizabeth Corder (Weston)

Autumn Farmer (Bluefield)

Carrie Frasch (Martinsburg)

Taralyn Gwinn (Beckley)

Amanda Hall (Benwood)

Kandie Harrison (Huntington)

Tracee Hinkle (Huntington)

Bethany Houchins (Beckley)

Alicia Hundley (Clarksburg)

Amanda Kent (Huntington)

Tiffany Kiess (Elkins)

Courtney Long (Huntington)

Brenda McClung (Meadow Bridge)

Meagann Morris (Davisville)

Lori Murdock (Huntington)

Cate Phillips (Charleston)

Christine Pownell (Rivesville)

Linda Reeves (Wheeling)

Sara Robinson (Weston)

Betty Rogers (Bluefield)

Pamela Shope (Huntington)

Jennifer Spangler (Huntington)

Paula Stewart (Huntington)

Blake Turley (Charleston)

April Tyree (Charleston)

Destiney Uebel (Parkersburg)

Tina Watts (Huntington)

Lea Wheeler (Charleston)

Virginia Williams (Bluefield)

Hillary Wills (Beckley)

Amanda Withrow (Oak Hill)

Debbie Withrow (Fayetteville)

Infant Family Specialist:

Janice Barnett (Wheeling)

Denise Childers (Huntington)

Trella Coppola (Bluefield)

Jennifer Freeman (Huntington)

Olivia Gregorich (Charleston)

Susan Little (Huntington)

Mary Nester (Bluefield)

Linda Reeves (Wheeling)

Erin Roxby (Wheeling)

Sheila Zickefoose (Buckhannon)

Infant Mental Health Specialist:

Amanda Newhouse (Morgantown)

Megan Phillips

Infant Mental Health Mentor – Policy:

Michelle Comer (Huntington)

Regina (Mel) Woodcock (Elkins)

Infant Mental Health Mentor – Clinical:

Monica Ballard-Booth (Madison)

Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia
Partners in Community Outreach West Virginia
Western Regional CASA
West Virginia Infant Toddler Mental Health Association
Mountain State Healthy Families