Lisa Mennet, PhD, IMHM-C

Founder, Cooper House

Lisa Mennet, PhD, is a leader in the area of infant and early childhood mental health. She is the founder of Cooper House in Seattle, which provides integrated mental health and occupation therapy services to children under 5 and their families. She played key roles in the creation of the Barnard Center on Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington, and the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health. In addition to providing direct clinical services to young children and their families, she has provided supervision and consultation, been an instructor at UW, and presented locally and nationally. She is also a Board Member of ZERO TO THREE, the National Center for Infants and Toddlers. Dr. Mennet is the founder of the Perigee Fund, which partners with organizations that support the mental health of young children and their caregivers, especially those most affected by trauma, poverty and racism. Dr. Mennet has committed to donating approximately $500 million over the next 15 years in support of these efforts.