Meghan Schmelzer, LMSW, IECMH-E® and Faith Eidson, LMSW, IECMH-E®
Meghan Schmelzer, LMSW, IECMH-E® is currently a Senior Policy Analyst within the Infant Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Team at Zero to Three. Previous to this position, Meghan was the Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator for the Division of Mental Health Services to Children and Families, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). In this role, Meghan oversaw Michigan’s Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program, also known as Social Emotional Consultation. Additionally, Meghan served on many interagency groups promoting the mental health of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, their families and caregivers.
Meghan began her career as an Infant Mental Health (IMH) Home Based clinician and coordinator in Genesee county. She is still very dedicated to integrating the principles and practices of IMH into Michigan and the nation’s early childhood systems work. Meghan currently serves on the MI-AIMH Board of Directors as the co-chair of the Chapter/Membership Committee. She, her husband Stefan and three little children live in Fenton.
Faith Eidson, MSW, LMSW, IECMH-E® is the Quality Assurance Director for the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health®. Faith works to support Alliance member associations in assuring quality and standards for reciprocity in the Endorsement® system across the Alliance. Before joining the Alliance staff, Faith served as an infant mental health therapist and as a clinical and reflective supervisor for infant and early childhood mental health programs in both Michigan and Arizona. She is endorsed by MI-AIMH as an Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor – Clinical. Faith is also in private practice, providing reflective consultation and training to professionals in the infant/young child-family field. Faith’s training includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work, both from the University of Michigan.