About The Trevor Project

Founders, Board, Staff & Councils


Peggy Rajski
Randy Stone (1958-2007)
James Lecesne

Board of Directors

Michael Norton, Chair
Chris Allieri, Co-Vice Chair
Lara Embry, Ph.D., Co-Vice Chair
Phil Armstrong, Treasurer
Brian Winterfeldt, Secretary
Ruben Ramirez, Member At Large
Meredith Kadlec, Chair Emeritus
Caroline Bird
Ben Boyd
Lindsay Chambers
Brian Dorsey
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD
Zack Hicks
Michaela Mendelsohn
Gina Munoz
Amit Paley
Raul Perea-Henze, MD, MPH
Kevin Potter
Peggy Rajski
Adam Shankman
Stacy Smithers
Linda Spooner, MD
Jeffrey Paul Wolff

(The Trevor Project Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest agreement can be read here.)


Los Angeles

Phone 310-271-8845         

Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO
Adam Hunt, Crisis Services Coordinator - Operations
Alessandra Rizzotti, Communications & PR Manager
Amit Routh, Senior Manager of Peer Support Systems
Amy Lanteigne, Research & Data Manager, MSPH
Brent Webster, Events Manager
Brian Stiles, Operations Associate
Brett Harrison, Community Engagement Coordinator - Recruiment
Brock Dumville, Senior Crisis Services Manager - Digital, MPH
Chris Bright, Crisis Services Coordinator - Training
Chris Angel Murphy, TrevorSpace Coordinator - Operations, MSW
Danielle Orner, Senior Education Manager
David Bond, Vice President of Programs, LCSW, B.C.E.T.S.
Jack McCurley, Vice President of Advancement
Jeremy Ancalade, Vice President of Operations
Jill Dannis, Crisis Services Coordinator
Kim Chatham, Crisis Services Coordinator - Operations
Laura Ann Sims, Crisis Services Coordinator
Lyndsey Renee Bever, Crisis Services Coordinator
Madina Sadat, Crisis Services Coordinator
Matthew Zaslow, Director of Special Events
Rene Porter, Human Resources Director
Richard Rocha, Executive Assistant
Stephanie Mesones Alvarado, Development Officer - Individuals, MPA
Tracy Ferrell, Database Manager

New York

Phone 212-695-8650    

Ashby Dodge, Clinical Director, LCSW
Brittany Moro, Crisis Services Coordinator
Eva Steers-Smith, Senior Operations Manager
Jared Bardugone, Crisis Services Coordinator - Operations, MSEd
Jason Daniel Fair, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Joie DeRitis, Crisis Services Coordinator - Training
Rachel Harlich, Trevor Space Community Coordinator
Rebecca Pine, Development Coordinator
Sandra Leon, Senior Community Engagement Manager
Scarlet Watts, Associate Development Director—Individuals
Shawn Steiner, Marketing and Communications Director
Siobhan Mangal, Community Engagement Coordinator
Steve Mendelsohn, Deputy Executive Director
Taryn Crosby, Crisis Services Manager - East, LMSW
Vanessa Paolantonio, Marketing Design Specialist

San Francisco

Phone 310-601-4487

Jonathan Foulk, Development Officer – Corporate Giving

Washington, D.C.

Phone 202-204-4730

Amy Loudermilk, Associate Director of Government Affairs

Crisis Services Team

Carly Gainsburg
Charles Farruggia
Erin McConocha
Esho Funi
Freshta Farooqi
Lauren Coe
Heather Humphrey
Jack Ori
Johanna Louie
Marc Simon
Martha Rodriguez
Michael Gee
Paris Merin
Shane Mannion
Yaitza Rivera-Jimenez
Zachary Pelle

Advisory Council

The Trevor Advisory Council is an interdisciplinary team of nationally recognized mental health, public health and education experts who donate their time to work with staff and the board, lending their expertise and guidance in the areas of crisis services, education, peer support, evaluation and research.

Bryan Cochran Ph. D.
Associate Professor
University of Montana Department of Psychology

Robert Garofalo MPH
Director. Research Center of Excellence for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Ann P. Haas Ph. D.
Senior Consultant to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, New York, NY

Douglas Haldeman Ph. D.
Professor and Chair, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

Amanda Hirsch Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Applied Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology in Education

Albert Killen-Harvey LCSW
Clinical Improvement Coordinator
Chadwick Center-Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Scott Leibowitz M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Ana Mari Cauce Ph. D.
University of Washington

Brian Mustanski Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Johanna Olson M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Keck School of Medicine at USC
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Trevor Youth Advisory Council

The Trevor Youth Advisory Council (YAC) serves as a liaison between youth nationwide and The Trevor Project, as it relates to young people and the issues surrounding suicide, sexuality and gender identity. The YAC submits recommendations to The Trevor Project in an effort to increase Trevor visibility and best serve the LGBTQ youth population.

Twenty young people ages 16-24 convene quarterly via conference call advising the organization on outreach and programmatic efforts for LGBTQ youth. Participants in the YAC will have the unique opportunity to have their voices and opinions heard and implemented into the strategies of a national organization.

To Apply

Please visit this site in late spring for an update.

group photo of yac


Marisol Cervantes, 20
Caldwell, ID

Juniper Cordova-Goff, 19
Azusa, CA

Cody Courtney, 20
Ellisville, MS

Dannie Dobbins, 19
Bloomington, IN

Rachel Epperly, 20
Clifton, ME

Eli Erlick, 19
Claremont, CA

Amelia G, 17

Kegan Jones, 18
Marblehead, MA

Neeta Lachmandas, 16
Escondido, CA

Detrick Manning, 17
Baltimore, MD

Sabina Mendoza, 19
Provo, UT

Conner Mertens, 20
Kennewick, WA

Jessica Milford, 22
Pocatello, ID

Dominic Ravina, 18
San Rafael, CA

Anna Talajkowski, 17
Castro Valley, CA

Naijasia Thomas, 18
Trenton, NJ

Tom Woermer, 21
Washington, DC

Matthew Yeung, 17
San Ramon, CA