On occasion in our personal and professional lives we meet a leader who inspires us with their ability to lead in an inclusive way that brings us together to work towards a common mission. A leader who selflessly gives of time and talent to achieve goals that she readily gives others credit for achieving. A brilliant leader who allows heart to drive the vision and uses team work to fuel the attainment of mutual goals. Anne Hogan is this leader!
We have had the great fortune of having Anne Hogan as the President of FAIMH for the last two years. There are not enough words to describe the contributions that Anne has made to FAIMH as its President and over the last decade as an active member, board member and officer of FAIMH. The gratitude that we feel for Anne and her work on behalf of young children and families in our state is beyond my ability to articulate. Anne brings a level of professionalism that shows us that mutual vision, mission, and goal directed work can and does make a difference in the world. Thank you, Anne, for your countless contributions to FAIMH as our President during 2015 and 2016!
It is time to transition to new FAIMH officers and I am honored to follow in Anne’s footsteps as President of FAIMH. Anne has been a tireless advocate for young children and families, always keeping the needs of the next generation as central to our thinking and planning for change. She has worked within state systems to ensure that we are working together as a state to move the needle towards stronger families and stronger systems for infant and toddlers. Anne’s crowning achievement may well be her contributions to the infant mental health workforce throughout her career and as a leader within FAIMH. Anne has trained countless professionals in their preparation to serve young children and families. Her leadership in professional development and her ability to share her experience and expertise in infant mental health has prepared many professionals for work within our field. Anne’s leadership in adopting the Michigan Infant Mental Health Competency system for our state and her direction in guiding FAIMH towards its mission of supporting the infant mental health workforce through the development of a statewide training infrastructure will change the way that we inform, train and prepare the professionals that we count on to deliver services to young children statewide.
Thank you, Anne, for everything that you have done on behalf of children and families, for always setting a good example for others, and for being a strong and inclusive leader who inspires others to work hard for the mission. We are proud to have worked with you, followed your excellent leadership and continue to have the opportunity to continue to work with you as the FAIMH Past President!