16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
ACYF Commissioner's Award Book
Andrew Gomm, MSW, BSW
Andrew Gomm currently serves as Manager of the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program of the New Mexico Department of Health, which provides early intervention statewide to infants and toddlers with and at risk for developmental delays and disabilities and their families. He also is the past President of the Infant Toddler Coordinators Association, a group advocating for the needs of infants and toddlers at a national level and helping to support states and territories in their effort to implement effective early intervention systems.
Mr. Gomm has worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families for over 20 years. Graduating with a master's degree in social work from the University of East London, he has been active in the disability field both in England and the United States. His efforts include coordinating disability and family support services on the Navajo Nation and Hopi Pueblo in Northern Arizona before moving to New Mexico.
In the management of New Mexico's Family Infant and Toddler Program, Mr. Gomm strives to implement an expanded eligibility for early intervention services to include those infants and toddlers at environmental risk. Most recently, he championed to forge a relationship between the State's early intervention provider and the child welfare system, thereby ensuring that the most at-risk infants and toddlers in New Mexico realized access to assessment and early intervention services. He has worked diligently to bridge service gaps through awareness education, training, technical assistance, and, at times, sheer persistence.