Board of Directors
(Not pictured: Peggy Rajski, Brian Winterfeldt, Ben Boyd, Lindsay Chambers, Julian Moore, Stacy Smithers, Jeffrey Paul Wolff, Linda Spooner, Mike Dillon, Thomas Sanchez)
Michael Norton, Co-Chair
Stacy Smithers, Co-Chair
Chris Allieri, Co-Vice Chair
Lara Embry, Ph.D., Co-Vice Chair
Phil Armstrong, Treasurer
Brian Winterfeldt, Secretary
Meredith Kadlec, Chair Emeritus
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD
Linda Spooner, MD
Jeffrey Paul Wolff
(The Trevor Project Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest agreement can be read here.)
Adam Hunt, Crisis Services Manager - West
Amit Routh, Senior Manager of Peer Support Systems
Amy Lanteigne, Research & Data Manager, MSPH
Brent Webster, Events Manager
Brian Stiles, Senior Operations Manager
Brett Harrison, Outreach Coordinator
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.
Ish Green, Crisis Services Coordinator
Jack McCurley, Vice President of Advancement
Jeremy Ancalade, Vice President of Operations
Laura Ann Sims, Crisis Services Coordinator — Training
Lauren Feldman, Crisis Services Shift Supervisor
Matthew Zaslow, Director of Special Events
Renee Bever, Crisis Services Coordinator - Operations, MA
Richard Rocha, Executive Assistant
Rory Gory, Digital Marketing Specialist
Sheri Lunn, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Engagement
Stephanie Mesones Alvarado, Development Officer - Individuals, MPA
Tracy Ferrell, Database Manager
Ashby Dodge, Clinical Director, LCSW
Fadra Baker, Crisis Services Coordinator
Jason Daniel Fair, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Joie DeRitis, Crisis Services Coordinator - Training
Kris Mortier, Crisis Services Shift Supervisor
Lauren Lydiard, Crisis Services Coordinator, LMSW
Leo Andujar, Senior Community Engagement Manager
Melissa Galvin, Crisis Services Coordinator - Lifeline Operations
Paloma Woo, Senior Crisis Services Manager, LMSW
Rachel Harlich, Trevor Space Community Coordinator
Rebecca Pine, Development Manager
Scarlet Watts, Associate Development Director
Siobhan Mangal, Community Engagement Coordinator
Steve Mendelsohn, Interim Executive Director
Vanessa Paolantonio, Senior Marketing Designer
Jonathan Foulk, Senior Corporate Development Officer
Amy Loudermilk, Associate Director of Government Affairs
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.
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.
Medical Director of Behavioral Health for the THRIVE Program
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Ana Mari Cauce Ph. D.
University of Washington
Brian Mustanski Ph. D.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
The Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is a group of ten young people, ages 16-24*, who serve as a liaison between youth nationwide and The Trevor Project. The young people selected for the YAC have demonstrated knowledge and/or leadership in the areas of suicide, LGBTQ equality, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The YAC provides feedback to The Trevor Project and works on Trevor-led campaigns in an effort to increase Trevor visibility and best serve the LGBTQ youth population, build on their current leadership skills, and gain experience with a national non-profit organization.
*Youth under 18 will need guardian permission and all youth will need to sign a consent to be photographed.
The mission of the Youth Ambassador Council (YAC) is to maximize The Trevor Project’s lifesaving work by integrating the perspectives of representative young people into services, programs, and messaging; spreading awareness as organizational spokespeople; and furthering outreach in new geographical areas as regional coordinators.
- Writing at least one guest entry on our national blog, TrevorNews
- Serving as a “guest editor” for at least one week on our Tumblr & SnapChat pages
- Engaging the TrevorSpace community through campaigns, forum posts, and other areas
- Providing input and recommendations on our programs, services, and messaging
- Opportunity after training to speak publicly during outreach events, to members of the media, and other outlets as an official youth representative
- Advocating for and spreading awareness about Trevor in your local community
YAC members serve 1-year terms and elect 2 co-leaders who work directly with The Trevor Project’s staff to guide the council. Every 2 months, there is a group video conference meeting for the YAC and Trevor to discuss ideas, feedback, and updates.
Submit your application online today!
2015/2016 Youth Advisory Council Members