About The Trevor Project

Founders, Board, Staff & Councils


James Lecesne
Peggy Rajski
Randy Stone

Board of Directors

Michael Norton, Chair
Brian Dorsey, Co-Vice Chair
Lara Embry, PhD., Co-Vice Chair
Phil Armstrong, Treasurer
Christian Dowell, Secretary
Joel Flatow, Member at Large
Meredith Kadlec, Chair Emeritus
Chris Allieri
Ben Boyd
Lindsay Chambers
Ken Campbell
Dr. Jeffrey Fishberger
Zack Hicks
Brian Irving
Scott A. McPhail
Peggy Rajski, Executive Committee Member
Ruben Ramirez
Adam Shankman
Stacy Smithers
Brian Winterfeldt
Jeffrey Paul Wolff


Los Angeles

Phone 310-271-8845         

Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO
Adam Hunt, Crisis Services Coordinator – Operations
Amit Routh, TrevorSpace Technical Manager
Amy Lanteigne, Research & Data Manager
Athena Brewer, Crisis Services Director, LMFT
Brent Webster, Development Coordinator
Brian Stiles, Operations Associate
Brock Dumville, Crisis Services Manager
Chris Bright, Crisis Services Coordinator – Training
Chelsea Monty, Crisis Services Coordinator
Corri Frohlich, Education Manager
Danielle Orner, Community Engagement Associate
David Bond, Vice President of Programs, LCSW, B.C.E.T.S.
Jack McCurley, Associate Director of Development
Jeremy Ancalade, Vice President of Operations
Kevin Holt, Crisis Services Coordinator
Kim Chatham, Crisis Services Coordinator
Laura Ann Sims, Crisis Services Coordinator
Liam Mina, Crisis Services Manager
Matthew Zaslow, Events Director
Melva Johnson, Finance Manager
Mike Jorgensen, Outreach Coordinator
Rachel Lichtman, Manager of Communications
Rene Porter, Human Resources Director
Richard Rocha, Executive Assistant
Ron Silverman, Vice President of Development
Tyler Hatchel, Crisis Services Coordinator

New York

Phone 212-695-8650    

Allyee Whaley, Crisis Services Coordinator – Operations
Ashby Dodge, Crisis Services Director, LCSW
Brittany Moro, TrevorChat Shift Supervisor
Denis Flavius, Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager
Eva Steers-Smith, Operations Manager
Hillary Scott, Marketing Design Specialist
Jason Daniel Fair, Major Gifts Officer
Kathleen Dreyer, TrevorChat Shift Supervisor
Kimmarie Lynch, Crisis Services Coordinator – Training
Matt Jorgensen, Webmaster
Odalis Gonzalez, Crisis Services Manager
Rachel Harlich, Trevor Space Community Coordinator
Sandra Leon, Senior Community Engagement Manager
Shawn Steiner, Communications & Marketing Director
Steve Mendelsohn, Deputy Executive Director
Vanne-Paige Padgett, Community Engagement Coordinator
Wes Nemenz, Senior Education Manager

Washington, D.C.


Amy Loudermilk, Associate Director of Government Affairs
Madeline Parker, AFSP Fellow

Crisis Services Team

Allegra Verlezza
Bill Felty
Claire Robinson
Erin McConocha
Esho Funi
Heather Humphrey
Jack Ori
Jared Bardugone
Liz Teitelbaum
Melanie Corwin
Michael Gee
Michael Poisson
Paris Merin
Rachel Welt
Victoria Robledo
Yecenia Torres
Zachary Pelle

Advisory Council

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

Lara Embry Ph. D.
Clinical Psychologist
Private Practice, West Hollywood, California

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

Douglas Haldeman Ph. D.
Clinical Instructor
Department of Psychology, University of Washington

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.
Instructor - Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

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

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

YAC group photo

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.

The YAC is a program of the Trevor Project comprised of 20 young people ages 16-24, (to convene quarterly via conference call) that will advise the organization on outreach and programmatic efforts targeted at 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

Applications for the 2015 Trevor Youth Advisory Council are now closed.


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Marisol Cervantes
Tara Dugel
Rachel Epperly
Eli Erlick
Madelyn Gelpi
Jeff Iles
Kegan Jones
Charlie Kerr
Luke Knudsen
Hannah Kopach
Detrick Manning
MaKayla Reed
Anna Talajkowski
Adam White
Tom Woermer
Matthew Yeung
Emma Zyriek