Infancy Onward Team

Sarah Bailey

Infant Family Specialist 
Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor – Policy

Director of Outreach and Sustainability

Sarah Bailey is the Director of Outreach and Sustainability at Infancy Onward, a program of Mental Health America of Indiana. Sarah graduated from Indiana University with teaching licenses in both Preschool and Early Childhood Education. She was the Director of a child care program and taught Kindergarten for years in several elementary schools. She received her Master’s of Education from Indiana Wesleyan. Sarah worked as a therapist for First Steps for four years, and then transitioned to becoming the Inclusion Specialist for an Indiana Child Care Resource and Referral. She worked as an Inclusion Specialist, Child Care Provider Trainer, and Coach for seven years, working with child care providers, families, and children. During this time, she received her Adult Education Coaching Certification from Ball State University. 

Sarah volunteered as a Child Advocate for children in need of services and foster care for over ten years. Sarah helped co-chair the Prevent Child Abuse Marion County Council, STARS for Children. Sarah became the Director of Outreach and Sustainability at Infancy Onward in 2019. She received the Infant Mental Health Endorsement® in 2016 and the Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsement® in 2020. In 2021, Sarah was the first in the state of Indiana to receive her Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor- Policy Endorsement®. Sarah participates in over 30 Systems of Care meetings in counties around Indiana. She serves on several state committees, including the Healthy Families Advisory Board, the First Steps Executive and Transition groups, several Indiana County Committee Action Networks, and in the national organization, the Alliance for Infant Mental Health.

Nilou Pariborzi

Early Childhood Family Associate

Director of Endorsement and Training

Nilou Pariborzi is the Director of Endorsement and Training at Infancy Onward, a program of Mental Health America of Indiana and association of the international Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. Nilou graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She majored in Exercise Science and studied pre-Occupational Therapy. She worked as an Inclusion Aide for Monroe County School Corporation while earning her degree. Nilou participated in Indiana University’s Dance Marathon as a member of the Logistics Committee and then as a founding member of the Hospital Relations Committee. She also worked as a Registered Behavior Technician for children with Autism for three years, focusing on Early Intervention through Applied Behavioral Analysis. Nilou is passionate about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and believes every individual deserves a healthy and happy life.

Advisory Council

Angie Tomlin
IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital

Christine Raches
IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital

Constance Young
FSSA First Steps

Jane Pyecha

Jennifer Tackitt-Dorfmeyer
Choices Coordinated Care Solutions

Rachael Fisher
Choices Coordinated Care Solutions

Stacey Cornett
Embracing Youth and Families, LLC

Steve Viehweg
IU School of Medicine, Riley Hospital

TaWanda Dent
Choices Coordinated Care Solutions

Tina Mahern
Mahern Events, Inc.