Elvia Cortes, PhD, is the founder and director of FINE Infant Program. She has over 15 years of experience collaborating with the regional center’s representatives in California, working with families and their young children who are at risk for developmental delays. Over the years, Elvia has been leading Early Intervention practitioners through coaching, reflection, and dyadic interactions to promote ethical practices within the Early Intervention community. She believes that providing adequate professional development in the field of Infant Mental Health, and on-going reflective practice to California’s practitioners is essential to program outcomes and implementation. Elvia also continues to provide direct services and conducts developmental assessments to young children and their families to support her research and practice. She has been presenting at national and regional conferences and leads reflective practice groups monthly to support leaders in this unique field. Elvia’s Doctoral studies are in the field of Infant and Early Childhood, with an emphasis on mental health and developmental disorders.