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The following is an alphabetical listing of states and territories along with contact information for the person(s) who are taking the lead in the state plan development or implementation process. This information is intended for use by anyone who would like to be involved in his or her state team. Some states have multiple leaders, and we have made an effort to include all of them. State coalition members may send corrections to info@sprc.org.

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Alaska

L. Diane Casto
Manager
Behavioral Health
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau AK 99811
(907) 465-1188
James Gallanos, MSW
Project Coordinator
Behavioral Health/Prevention & Early Intervention
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau AK 99811
(907) 465-8536
(907) 465-2668

Alabama

Judith Harrington, PhD
Past President, ASPARC
2330 Highland Avenue S.
Birmingham AL 35205
(205) 907-3266
Richard Burleson, MBA, MPH
Director, Injury Prevention
The RSA Tower, Suite 988
Montgomery AL 36104
(334) 206-2938

Arkansas

Teresa Belew
Section Chief, Injury and Violence Prevention
Trauma, Injury Prevention and Control Branch
Arkansas Department of Health
4815 West Markham; Slot 4
Little Rock AR 72205
(501) 671-1563
(501) 280-4729

Arizona

Kelli M. Donley, MPH
Project Manager
Prevention Services
150 North 18th Avenue, #220
Phoenix AZ 85007
(602) 364-4651

California

Duane Shaul
Analyst
1500 Capitol Avenue, MS 2704
Sacramento CA 95899
(916) 319-8179
Donna Ures
Section Chief
1500 Capitol Avenue, MS 2704
Sacramento CA 95899
(916) 324-0401

Colorado

Jarrod Hindman, M.S.
Director
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver CO 80246
(303) 692-2539

Connecticut

Andrea Duarte, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Behavioral Health Program Manager
CT Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Serv.
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #14, PHP
Hartford CT 06134
(860) 418-6801
Tim Marshall, MSW
Clinical Manager
Department of Children and Families
505 Hudson Street
Hudson CT 06106
(860) 550-6531

District Of Columbia

Lisa Bullock, PhD
Director, Care Coordination
64 New York Avenue, NE
Suite 371
Washington DC 20002
(202) 671-3105

Delaware

Emily Coggin Vera
Project Director of Suicide Prevention
Mental Health Association in Delaware
100 West 10th Street
Suite 600
Wilmington DE 19801
(302) 654-6833
Jim Lafferty
Chair, Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition
Mental Health Association in Delaware
100 West 10th Street
Suite 600
Wilmington DE 19801
(302) 654-6833

Florida

Laurie Blades
Director, Statewide Office of Suicide Prevention
Florida Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd.
Bldg. 6 Room 205
Tallahassee FL 32399
(850) 717-4283

Georgia

Sally vander Straeten, ACSW
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street NE, 23-486
Atlanta GA 30303
(404) 657-1686
Michelle Zelaya
Project Director
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities
2 Peachtree Street, NE, 23-476
Atlanta GA 30303
(404) 463-4166

Guam

Barbara Benavente
Supervisor
Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse/Prevention and Training Branch
790 Governor Carlos Camacho Road
Tamuning GU 96913
(671) 477-9082

Hawaii

Nancy Deeley
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Injury Prevention and Control Section
3675 Kilauea Avenue
Honolulu HI 96816
(808) 733-9238

Iowa

DeAnn Decker
Chief, Bureau of Substance Abuse
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines IA 50319
(515) 281-0928
Pat McGovern
Suicide Prevention and Iowa Youth Survey Coordinator
Lucas State Office Building
321 East 12th St.
Des Moines IA 50319
(515) 281-5444

Idaho

Jeni Griffin
Executive Director
SPAN Idaho
P.O. Box 2656
Idaho Falls ID 83403
(208) 860-1703

Illinois

Jennifer L. Martin
Injury Prevention Coordinator
535 West Jefferson, 2nd Floor
Springfield IL 62761
(217) 558-4081

Indiana

Alice Jordan-Miles, BA, MS ED
Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Neff B50
Fort Wayne IN 46805
(260) 481-4184
Dave Bozell
Assistant Deputy Director, Office of Recovery, Integration, Prevention, and Policy
Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction
402 West Washington Street
Room W353
Indianapolis IN 46204
(317) 232-7868

Kansas

Bill Art
Bilingual Therapist, Chair of the Suicide Prevention Subcommittee
Governor's Behavioral Health Services Planning Council
8826 Santa Fe Drive
Suite 306
Overland Park KS 66212
(913) 383-3333
43
(913) 341-1155
Marcia Epstein, LMSW
Co-Chair, Suicide Prevention Subcommittee
1041 Tennessee
Lawrence KS 66044
(785) 331-6440

Kentucky

Jan Ulrich
State Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Kentucky Dept for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4E-D
Frankfort KY 40621
(502) 564-4456
4436

Louisiana

Leslie Brougham Freeman, Ph.D., LPP
Director of Prevention Services
Office of Behavioral Health
The Bienville Building, 4th Floor
628 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge LA 70802
(225) 342-5705
(225) 342-3931
Danita LeBlanc, MSW, LCSW-BACS
Program Manager, Child & Family Services
DHH/Office of Behavioral Health
P. O. Box 4049
Baton Rouge LA 70821
(225) 342-9682
(225) 342-3931

Massachusetts

Jennifer Kelliher
Managing Director
Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention
P.O. Box 961421
Boston MA 02458
(617) 297-8774
Alan Holmlund
Director, Suicide Prevention Program
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street 4th floor
Boston MA 02108
(617) 624-5476
Alison Brill
Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator
MA DPH
250 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston MA 02108
(617) 624-5299

Maryland

Cyntrice Bellamy, M.S., M.Ed.
Chief, Community Operations, Suicide Prevention and Quality Assurance
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228
(410) 402-8489
(410) 402-8306

Maine

Katharyn Zwicker
Maine Suicide Prevention Program
286 Water Street - 4th Floor
Augusta ME 04330
(207) 287-5359
Emily Weston
Youth Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator
Maine Suicide Prevention Program
286 Water St-4th Floor
Augusta ME 04333
(207) 287-5362

Michigan

Patricia Smith, MS, RD
Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
Michigan Department of Community Health
PO Box 30195
Lansing MI 48909
(517) 335-9703
(517) 335-9669
Larry Lewis
Chair
Michigan Suicide Prevention Coalition
24760 Arsenal Road
Brownstown MI 48134
(734) 626-3133

Minnesota

Dan Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA, FACFEI, CRS, CMT, BCPC, DAPA
Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
8120 Penn Avenue South
Suite 470
Bloomington MN 55431
(952) 946-7998
Melissa Heinen
State Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Center for Health Promotion
85 East Seventh Place, Suite 220
PO Box 64882
St. Paul MN 55164
(651) 201-5640

Missouri

Scott Perkins, MSW, LCSW
Project Director, MO Inst. of Mental Health
1706 E. Elm Street,
Jefferson City MO 65101
(573) 751-8155
(573) 751-7815

Mississippi

Kris Jones
Director
Bureau of Quality Management, Operations & Standards
239 North Lamar St.
Suite 101
Jackson MS 39201
(601) 359-1288

Montana

Karl Rosston, LCSW
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
555 Fuller
P.O. Box 202905
Helena MT 59620
(406) 444-3349

North Carolina

Jane Miller
Public Health Program Consultant
Department of Health and Human Services
1915 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699
(919) 707-5430

North Dakota

Mary Dasovick, RN
Division Director
Division of Injury Prevention and Control
600 East Blvd Avenue
Bismarck ND 58505
(701) 328-3340
Micki Savelkoul, MA
Suicide Prevention Program Director
Division of Injury Prevention and Control
600 E. Blvd. Ave., Dept. 301
Bismarck ND 58505
(701) 328-4580

Nebraska

Donald Belau, PhD
Director of Treatment Services
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
855 North 1st Street
Geneva NE 68361
(402) 759-3164
265
David Miers, PhD, LIPC
Counseling and Program Development Manager
Co-Chair, Nebraska Suicide Prevention Coalition
Lincoln NE 68502
(402) 481-5165

New Hampshire

Elaine de Mello, LCSW
Co-Chair, Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly
NAMI New Hampshire, The Connect Project
15 Green Street
Concord NH 03301
(603) 225-5359
15
Debbie Robinson, MS, CTRS/L, FACHE
Suicide Prevention Council Coordinator
New Hampshire Hospital Rehabilitation Department Director
36 Clinton Street
Concord NH 03301
(603) 271-5695
(603) 271-5395

New Jersey

Al Glebocki
Regional Manager, Community Services
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
222 S. Warren St, Capital Place One, 3rd Floor
PO Box 700
Trenton NJ 08625-0700
(609) 777-0687
(609) 777-0673
Charmaine Thomas, MSW
Assistant Commissioner, Division of Family and Community Partnerships, and Division of Family and Co
Division of Family and Community Partnerships, and Division on Women

50 East State Street, 7th floor
Trenton NJ 08635
(609) 888-7400
(609) 984-0507

New Mexico

Laura Harrison
Executive Director
PO Box 3631
Albuquerque NM 87190
(505) 401-9382
Nancy Kirkpatrick
Office of School and Adolescent Health
300 San Mateo Blvd NE, Suite 902
Albuquerque NM 87108

Nevada

Misty Vaughan Allen
Suicide Prevention Coordinator of Nevada
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Suicide Prevention
445 Apple Street, Suite 104
Reno NV 89502
(775) 443-7843
Richard Egan
Suicide Prevention Training and Outreach Facilitator
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Suicide Prevention
3811 West Charleston Blvd.
Suite 210
Las Vegas NV 89102
(702) 486-8225
(702) 486-3533

New York

Silvia Giliotti
Downstate Suicide Prevention Coordinator
330 Fifth Avenue
9th Floor
New York NY 10001
(212) 330-6361
Jay Carruthers, M.D.
Director, Suicide Prevention Office
44 Holland Avenue
Albany NY 12229
(518) 486-4302

Ohio

Carolyn Givens
Executive Director
2323 West 5th Avenue, Ste. 160
Columbus OH 43204
(614) 429-1528
1
Cheryl Holton
Program Administrator
2323 West 5th Avenue, Ste. 160
Columbus OH 43204
(614) 429-1528
2

Oklahoma

Bryan Stice, PhD
Chair
Oklahoma Youth Suicide Prevention Council
921 NE 13th St.
Oklahoma City OK 73104
(405) 456-5206
Savannah Kalman, MS
Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
1200 Northeast 13th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73117
(405) 522-3471

Oregon

Lisa Millet, MSH
GLS Project Director
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 772
Portland OR 97232
(971) 673-1059
(971) 673-0990
Donna Noonan
Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator
800 NE Oregon St. Suite 772
Portland OR 97232
(971) 673-1023
(971) 673-0990

Pennsylvania

Shaye Erhard
Human Services Program Representative I
Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Bureau of Children's Behavioral Health Services
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg PA 17105-2675
(717) 705-9709
(717) 705-8268
Angela Roland
Human Services Program Specialist
Bureau of Policy and Program Development (adults and older adults)
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg PA 17105
(717) 705-8280

Puerto Rico

Rebecca Ward, Psy.D.
Director
Violence Prevention Institute
Puerto Rico Department of Health
P.O. Box 70184
San Juan PR 00936
(787) 231-5280
Lizza Miranda
Director
Suicide Prevention Commission
Puerto Rico Department of Health
PO Box 70814
San Juan PR 00936
(787) 765-2929
3606

Rhode Island

Beatriz Perez
Manager
Rhode Island Youth Suicide Prevention Program
3 Capitol Hill
Providence RI 02908
(401) 222-7627
Jeffrey Hill
Youth Suicide Prevention Project Coordinator
3 Capitol Hill
Room 409
Providence RI 02908
(401) 222-1173

South Carolina

Joy Jay
Executive Director
1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia SC 29201
(803) 779-5363
Helen Pridgen
South Carolina Area Director
443-A Meeting Street
West Columbia SC 29169
(803) 552-9318

South Dakota

Gib Sudbeck
Prevention Program Manager
Department of Social Services
521 E. Sioux Ave.
Pierre SD 57501
(605) 773-3123
(605) 773-7076

Tennessee

Scott Ridgway, MS
Executive Director
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
295 Plus Park Boulevard, Suite 201
Nashville TN 37217
(615) 297-1077
(615) 269-5413

Texas

Merily Keller, MA
Consultant
Mental Health Association in Texas
1414 Circle Ridge Drive
Austin TX 78746
(512) 454-3706
(512) 327-1752
Jenna Heise
Suicide Prevention Officer
PO Box 149347, MC 1964
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin TX 78756
(512) 458-7111

Utah

Kim Myers
Suicide Prevention Coordinator
120 North 200 West
Salt Lake City UT 84103
(801) 538-4028
(801) 633-2408

Virginia

Christy Letsom
Chair, Virginia Suicide Prevention Coalition
130 W. Plume Street
Norfolk VA 23510
(757) 622-9268
3041
Heather Board, M.P.H.
Injury Prevention Program Supervisor
Division of Prevention ahd Health Promotion
109 Governor St, 8th Floor
Richmond VA 23219
(804) 864-7738
(804) 864-7748

Vermont

JoEllen Tarallo-Falk
Executive Director
Center for Health and Learning
28 Vernon St Suite 319
Brattleboro VT 05301
(802) 254-6590

Washington

Dolly Fernandes
State Director for EMS, Trauma, Injury and Violence Prevention
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia WA 98504
(360) 236-2858
Sigrid Reinert
Suicide Prevention Specialist
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia WA 98504
(360) 236-2843

Wisconsin

Shel Gross, MPA
Director of Public Policy
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
133 South Butler Street, Room 330
Madison WI 53704
(608) 250-4368

West Virginia

Jackie Payne
Principal Investigator
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street, Room 350
Charleston WV 25301
(304) 558-8042
Barri Faucett
Project Director
West Virginia Adolescent Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention Project (ASPEN)
501 Morris Street
Charleston WV 25311
(304) 341-0511
1691

Wyoming

R. Keith Hotle, J.D., M.P.A.
Chief, Chronic Disease and Substance Abuse Prevention Unit
Wyoming Department of Health, Public Health Division
6101 Yellowstone Road, Room 220
Cheyenne WY 82001
(307) 777-3318
Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth
State Suicide Prevention Coordinator
1725 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 145
Cody WY 82414
(307) 250-7949