Step 1: Submit the membership application online below (new and renewing members).
Step 2: Submit membership fees. After you submit the application you will be taken to the payment screen where you can pay securely online using PayPal, or mail a check for the appropriate membership fee to our office: KAIMH, PO Box 743, Newton, KS 67114.
Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award
The Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award recognizes outstanding achievements and significant contributions in the field of infant and early childhood mental health. This award will be presented each year at the KAIMH annual conference.
Congratulations to the 2020 ‘Alice Award’ Recipient:
Lana Messner IMH-E
Lana has more than 30 years of experience providing technical assistance, coaching and professional development for Head Start programs, teachers in early childhood settings, child care center program administrators, and state level administrators of Child Care Resource and Referral initiatives. She has conducted state and regional research and data collection in early childhood programs in Kansas.
As one of the first group of Board members to achieve the KAIMH Infant Mental Health Endorsement, and as the previous KAIMH Endorsement Coordinator, Lana has a strong foundation in infant and early childhood mental health. She has extensive experience in developing both face-to-face and online professional development and presenting at local, state, regional and national conferences on a wide variety of topics including infant and early childhood mental health, evaluation and research, program design and implementation, state and local collaboration, diversity, oral health, child abuse prevention, physical activity and nutrition, and professional development.
Lana lives in Lawrence, KS and enjoys travel, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.