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Bonnie Grifa

VA State Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator

Bonnie Grifa has over 38 years of experience in a variety of early childhood, special education and mental health settings including Head Start, Public Preschool, Part C Early Intervention, Child & Adult Mental Health Case Management and as a Music Therapist in public and private practice. She is currently serving as Virginia’s Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Partnership for People with Disabilities in Richmond. As Virginia’s State Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating state efforts to develop and implement a sustainable early childhood mental health system of care for children birth to eight and their families to support young children’s healthy social emotional development through a continuum of prevention, promotion and treatment options.