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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
Project Coordinator
Behavioral Health/Prevention & Early Intervention
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau AK 99811
(907) 465-8536
(907) 465-1189

Alabama

Judith Harrington, PhD
Past President, ASPARC
2330 Highland Avenue S.
Birmingham AL 35205
(205) 907-3266

Arkansas

Faith Henry, MHR, CPS
Statewide Suicide Prevention Program Manager
Arkansas Division of Behavioral Health Services
305 South Palm
Little Rock AR 72205
(501) 656-9580
Keith Kitchens
Arkansas Crisis Center
614 E. Emma Avenue
Suite 213
Springdale AR 72764
(479) 365-2142

Arizona

Markay Adams
Prevention Coordinator
Prevention Department
150 N. 18th Ave. Ste. 220
Phoenix AZ 85007
(602) 542-2884

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

District Of Columbia

Daisy Fakunle
Project Coordinator
Department of Mental Health
821 Howard Road, SE
Washington DC 20020
(202) 698-2383

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 Goveror Carlos g. Camacho Rd.
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

Idaho

Ann Kirkwood, MA
Project Director
Idaho Awareness to Action Youth Suicide Prevention Project
1311 E. Central Drive
Meridian ID 83642
(208) 373-1767
(208) 373-1777
Jeni Griffin
Executive Director
SPAN Idaho
P.O. Box 2656
Idaho Falls ID 83403
(208) 860-1703

Illinois

Carol Gall (Wozniewski)
Co-Chair, Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance
70 E. Lake Street, Suite 900
Chicago IL 60601
(312) 368-9070
24
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
IN
(317) 232-7868

Kansas

Bill Art
Bilingual Crisis Therapist
1125 W Spruce
Olathe KS 66061
(913) 715-7763
(913) 782-1186
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

Maryland

Cyntrice Bellamy, M.S., M.Ed.
Administrator of Behavioral Health Programs
Mental Hygiene Administration
55 Wade Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228
(410) 402-8489
(410) 402-8306

Maine

Katharyn Zwicker
Maine Youth Suicide Prevention Program
286 Water Street - 5th Floor
Augusta ME 04333
(207) 287-5359

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

Joseph Parks
Director, Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
1706 East Elm Street, P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City MO 65102
(573) 751-2794
(573) 526-7929
Scott Perkins, MSW
Project Director, MO Inst. of Mental Health
1706 E. Elm Street,
Jefferson City MO 65102
(573) 751-8155
(573) 751-7815

Mississippi

Jay Thompson
Division Director, Office of Preventive Health
Office of Preventive Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson, Osborne 208
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson MS 39215
(601) 576-7781

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
Jo Moncher
Vice-Chair, Suicide Prevention State Council of New Hampshire
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord NH 03301
(603) 271-4402

New Jersey

Al Glebocki
Regional Manager
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
PO Box 727, Capital Center, 3rd Floor
Trenton NJ 08625-0727
(609) 777-0687
(609) 777-0673
Lisa von Pier, M.Div.
Assistant Commissioner
New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Family and Community Partnerships
PO Box 717
50 East State Street
Trenton NJ 08625
(609) 888-7400

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
1860 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89104
(702) 486-8225
(702) 486-3533

New York

Frederick Meservey
Director of the Suicide Prevention Center of NYS
150 Broadway, Suite 301
Menands NY 12204
(518) 402-9122
Silvia Giliotti
Downstate Suicide Prevention Coordinator
330 Fifth Avenue
9th Floor
New York NY 10001
(212) 330-6361

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
Project Director
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

Donna Soileau
Chair, SC Suicide Prevention Task Force
Mental Health America of South Carolina
1823 Gadsden Street
Columbia SC 29201
(803) 779-5363

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
Prevention and Trauma Fund Section Manager
Washington State Department of Health
PO Box 47853
Olympia WA 98504
(360) 236-2858
Vicki Wagner
Executive Director
Washington Youth Suicide Prevention Program
444 N.E. Ravenna Blvd., Suite 103
Seattle WA 98115
(206) 297-5922
111

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

Bob Musick
Director
West Virginia Council for Prevention of Suicide
301 Scott Avenue
Morgantown WV 26505
(304) 296-1731
Jackie Payne
Director, Division of Children's Mental Health
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street, Room 350
Charleston WV 25301
(304) 558-8042

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