Infant Massage USA Certification Trainings are led by International Trainers who have gone through extensive training with the International Association of Infant Massage, located in Sweden. The minimum requirements for International Trainers include 5 years as a CEIM and experience teaching over 100 families/caregivers, though our Trainers have far exceeded those requirements.
Donna has a BS in Physical Therapy and a graduate degree in Human Development and Community Resources. Committed to a family–centered care framework, Donna has worked with young children and their families in hospitals, developmental centers, private practice, public schools, and early intervention programs for over 25 years.
Donna became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in 1996, and a Certified International Trainer in 2002.
Michael has over 30 years of experience working with the non-profit sector including the Rancho San Antonio Boys Home and the Heart Touch Project. He has been a Red Cross Instructor for 35 years and volunteers with Jewish Home for the Aging and Trinity Care Hospice for adults, children and infants.
Michael became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in 2000 and a Certified International Trainer in 2009. He has been active on the Infant Massage USA Board of Directors for many years.
Juliana has extensive experience in infant mental health and parent education with focus on families of infants, toddlers and preschool children. She has worked for over 25 years as a teacher, adult educator, home visitor and parent group facilitator.
Juliana became a Certified Infant Massage Instructor in 1992. She is on the International Committee for Trainer Candidates (CTC), and has been teaching infant massage to families for over 20 years.
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DeAnna attended one of Vimala McClure's first infant massage certification courses in 1981. She was a founder of the International Association of Infant Massage Instructors in 1986 which has grown into the International Association of Infant Massage headquartered in Sweden.
Since then DeAnna has trained thousands of instructors and from 1982-1985 she produced of the award winning film 'Heart to Heart' featuring Ashley Montagu, on the subject of Infant Massage.
Dr. Jump Norman teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in the Departments of Psychology and Family, Consumer, and Human Development at Utah State University. She is a researcher and evaluator in the the Research and Evaluation division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities. Vonda's interest and expertise is in early child development and health, parent-child relationships, and early care and education practices.
JoAnn has worked in the practice of family massage and in teaching parent/baby, pregnancy partner, couples, and professional massage for many years and in 2004 worked in Belgium to create the Belgium Chapter of the International Association of Infant Massage. Currently, JoAnn teaches parent/baby massage classes at Ashland Community Hospital, practices and teaches family massage, and conducts CEIM Trainings.
JoAnn became a Certified International Trainer in 2005.
Olga has over 20 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Massage Therapist. She has worked in public and private practice, delivering primary health care services to persons of all ages, with a commitment to preventative care for women and children in her community.
Her 'heart' work is teaching Infant Massage Classes to local parents since 1992. She became a Certified International Trainer in 2009 and has served in many positions on the IMUSA Board of Directors.
Suzanne P. Reese has a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from California State University, Northridge. She is a retired Holistic Health Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. Suzanne became a CEIM in 1998 and has worked with parents & families ever since. She has provided professional consultation for various publications, written many articles, authored her own book and produced a children's CD.
She became a Certified International Trainer in 2002 and has served on multiple positions on the IMUSA Board of Directors.
Linda has a degree in Elementary/Special Education and began teaching infant massage in 1999. She has conducted hundreds of workshops and trained over 1000 Educators across the US as well as in Korea and the UK. She has written numerous articles, presented workshops at National Conferences such as the Early Head Start, Birth to Three Conference, the National Training Institute for Zero to Three and Prevent Child Abuse America.
In March of 2005, she served as the Executive Director of IMUSA and still holds a role on IMUSA's Board of Directors.
Justine holds a Master of Public Health MPH degree in Health Promotion from San Diego State University and is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of New York. She is the Dept Chair and Assistant Professor of the Health Promotion Dept at Daemen College in Buffalo NY. Justine has additional certification in pregnancy massage and has created and led international service learning projects for over 10 years.
Justine has been an active Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) since 2008.
Jody has dedicated her career to supporting positive relationships between parents and their babies. She is the mother of five and specializes in breastfeeding, massage and bonding with the adopted child. She has published over 25 articles for parents, and received numerous awards, including the La Leche League International Award of Appreciation.
Jody was trained over 20 years ago by Vimala McClure and was a founding board member of the International Association for Infant Massage Instructors in 1986.