Bob Klaehn, M.D. is a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist, with extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of persons with Developmental Disabilities and the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders in infants and toddlers. He is currently a Medical Director for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and has a small private practice in Chandler with Redemption Psychiatry. Previously, he was Medical Director for the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Arizona Department of Economic Security for nearly fourteen years. He has been active in the National Wraparound Movement since the early 1990's. Bob received his undergraduate degree in History and Science from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1980. He received his adult and child psychiatry training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Bob is a member of the volunteer faculty of the Maricopa Integrated Health System's Child Psychiatry Residency Program. He was previously the Child Psychiatric consultant at Southwest Human Development's Good Fit Center. He has been on the ITMHCA Board of Directors since 2013.
Bob was a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Committee on Community-Based Systems of Care from 1995 to 2014. He is currently the Committee's Liaison to the AACAP Autism and Intellectual Disabilities Committee. While a member of the Committee, he has helped draft multiple Academy addressing Systems of Care Issues affecting young children, including: "Best Principles for Early Childhood Systems of Care" (AACAP, 2003) and was the Lead Author for the "Early Childhood System of Care" and "Developmental Disabilities" Modules for the "Systems Based Practice Toolkit" (Approved by AACAP, 2009) developed in order to educate child psychiatric residents on the essentials of community-based practice. He also helped to develop the Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument (CASII) and the Early Childhood Service Intensity Instrument (ECSII), non-diagnostically driven tools for determining the appropriate intensity of service, which are used by state Medicaid and private insurance companies across the country. He continues to be active nationally as a trainer for the ESCII and the CASII.
Vice-Chair OPEN Policy Committee Chair
Secretary Rachel Diamant, Ph.D., OTR/L, BCP
Treasurer Sally Moffat
Past-Chair Amber LaMonte, Psy.D.
Genett Tomko, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E® (III) Training and Education Chair Institute Committee Chair
Genett has volunteered as the Chair of the Training & Education Committee for ITMHCA since 2010. She served as the Co-Chair of the ITMHCA Training Institute in 2014. Genett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Infant Mental Health. She works as a Clinical Supervisor and Therapist at the Good Fit Counseling Center at Southwest Human Development providing therapeutic services for children birth to 5 years old. Genett also opened a private practice in Chandler in 2010 where she provides therapy for children birth to 12 years old.
Genett is endorsed as an Infant/Toddler Mental Health Specialist level III. She also completed the 2 year clinical track of the Harris Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Training Institute. She has over 200 hours of training in Play Therapy.
Genett completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training program through At One Yoga and incorporates these skills into therapeutic services. Genett's treatment approach includes Child/Parent Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Expressive Arts, Mindfulness and a holistic approach to young children's Social/Emotional development. Genett has extensive experience working with young children who have experienced trauma, abuse/neglect, behavior challenges, anxiety, and foster care.
Genett has facilitated trainings on Infant Mental Health & the social/emotional development of young children for ITMHCA, AZ Play Therapy Association, Southwest Human Development, Head Start and the Crisis Nursery. Genett presented at the 2008 Arizona Infant/Toddler Mental Health Institute. Genett previously volunteered on the Board of Director for AZ Play Therapy Association for 6 years.
Priscilla Whitlock-Coates has served on the ITMHCA Board of Directors since 2012. She is the Membership Committee Chair and also assists in the coordination of Southern Arizona Professional Training and Development opportunities. Priscilla has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling. She is endorsed at Level II as an Infant Family Specialist. Priscilla has been working in the field of children and families for over 30 years. She has served in various capacities from direct service therapy to being the Regional Director for Child Welfare and a Regional Behavioral Health Intake Agency.
Honorary Board Members
Nicole Valdez, MSW, LCSW, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist
Nicole has been a member of the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona's Board of Directors since 2007 and was nominated as Chair of the Board of Directors in September 2009. She is a Harris Institute graduate and is Endorsed in Arizona at Level III as an Infant Mental Health Specialist. She has worked in direct practice with families and young children for eight years and is currently providing Reflective Supervision/Consultation and training statewide.