About The Trevor Project

Founders, Board, Staff & Councils


Peggy Rajski
Randy Stone (1958-2007)
James Lecesne

Board of Directors

The Trevor Project Board of Directors

(Not pictured: Peggy Rajski, Brian Winterfeldt, Lindsay Chambers, Julian Moore, Jeffrey Paul Wolff, Linda Spooner, Mike Dillon, Thomas Sanchez)

Michael Norton, Chair
Chris Allieri, Vice Chair
Phil Armstrong, Treasurer
Brian Winterfeldt, Secretary
Meredith Kadlec, Chair Emeritus
Caroline Bird
Lindsay Chambers
Mike Dillon
Brian Dorsey
Jeffrey Fishberger, MD
Michaela Mendelsohn
Julian Moore
Gina Munoz
Kevin Potter
Peggy Rajski
Ruben Ramirez
Thomas Sanchez
Adam Shankman
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         

Adam Hunt, Crisis Services Manager - West
Brent Webster, Events Manager
Brian Stiles, Senior Operations Manager
Brett Harrison, Outreach Coordinator
Chris Bright, Senior Education Manager
Chris Angel Murphy, TrevorSpace Coordinator - Operations, MSW
Ish Green, Crisis Services Coordinator
Jeremy Ancalade, Vice President of Operations
John Callery, Director of Technology
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 Administrator
Rory Gory, Digital Marketing Specialist
Sheri A. Lunn, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Engagement
Tracy Ferrell, Database Manager


New York

Phone 212-695-8650    

Amit Paley, CEO & Executive Director
Ashby Dodge, Clinical Director, LCSW
Brock Dumville, Senior Crisis Services Manager - Digital, MPH

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
Rebecca Pine, Development Manager
Scarlet Watts, Director of Development
Siobhan Mangal, Community Engagement Coordinator
Steve Mendelsohn, Deputy Executive Director

San Francisco

Jonathan Foulk, Senior Corporate Development Officer

Washington, D.C.

Phone 202-391-0834

Amy Loudermilk, Director of Government Affairs
Jonathan Silberman, Senior Marketing Designer/Webmaster

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

Lara Embry Ph. D.
Private Practice
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Birmingham. Pediatrics Dept.

April C. Foreman Ph.D., L.P.
Executive Committee, Board of the American Association of Suicidology
Producer/Moderator of the Suicide Prevention Social Media Chat
Suicide Prevention Program Office, Veterans Affairs

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.
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 Ambassador Council

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 prevention, 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.

Main Roles

  • 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.

group photo of yac

2015/2016 Youth Advisory Council Members