Mary has worked in the field of early intervention and early childhood for 36 years both as an independent contractor and agency employee. She has experience serving as a Developmental Therapist, Program Administrator, and Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant. She is the Social Emotional Specialist for Child and Family Connections serving southwest Chicagoland communities. Concurrently, she provides reflective supervision for Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants in diverse systems.
Mary has been an Erikson adjunct faculty member for 19 years and has served in the capacities of instructor, advisor, and faculty field liaison for Infancy and IMH certificate student interns. Mary teaches and is the student advisor for MCD Infancy Integrative Seminar and Clinical Internship courses.
As a life-long seeker of knowledge, Mary values learning relationships fostered by the Erikson mission that drives best practices and effect meaningful change at the individual and relatedly system’s level. She is appreciative of the personal and professional communities that have supported and shaped her work. Mary believes it is a joy to teach in the Infant Early Childhood field and join in the journey of families and the professionals that honorably serve them.