Annual Report FY2014
The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. The organization works to fulfill this mission through four strategies:
1. Provide crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide.
2. Offer resources, supportive counseling and a sense of community to LGBTQ young people to reduce the risk that they become suicidal.
3. Educate young people and adults who interact with young people on LGTBQ-competent suicide prevention, risk detection and response.
As the only national organization working to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, focusing our efforts and creating a strong blueprint for our future is crucial to achieving our mission. That’s why we began – and completed – a comprehensive crisis services analysis in the last fiscal year.
Thanks to the Trevor donors, staff, Board members, volunteers, partner organizations, and LGBTQ youth who came together to provide feedback, we were able to hone our focus even more to create The Trevor Project’s 3-Year Strategic Plan.
Board of Directors
Brian Dorsey, Vice-Chair
Christian Dowell, Secretary
Michael Graham, Treasurer
Bonnie Graves, Member at large
Meredith Kadlec, Chair
Michael Norton, Vice-Chair
Peggy Rajski, Executive Committee Member
Jeffrey Paul Wolff
This Board list reflects the end of fiscal year 2014.
Staff list reflects the end of fiscal year 2014.
Abbe Land, Executive Director & CEO
Amit Routh, Crisis Services Manager
Athena Brewer, Crisis Services Director, LMFT
Brent Webster, Development Coordinator
Brock Dumville, Crisis Services Manager
Chris Bright, Crisis Services Coordinator – Trainer
Chelsea Monty, Crisis Services Coordinator
David Bond, Vice President of Programs, LCSW, B.C.E.T.S.
Jeremy Ancalade, Vice President of Operations
Kevin Holt, Crisis Services Coordinator
Kim Chatham, Crisis Services Coordinator
Laura McGinnis, Communications Director
Laura Sims, Crisis Services Coordinator
Liam Mina, Crisis Services Manager
Lindsay Herring, Office Administrator
Matthew Zaslow, Events Director
Melva Johnson, Finance Manager
Mike Jorgensen, Community Engagement Coordinator
Mitzy Velez, Development Database Coordinator
Rachel Lichtman, Publications Coordinator
Richard Rocha, Executive Assistant
Ron Silverman, Vice President of Development
Serenity Blauvelt, Crisis Services Coordinator – Operations
Allyee Whaley, Crisis Services Coordinator
Ashby Dodge, Crisis Services Director, LCSW
Eva Steers-Smith, Operations Administrator
Hillary Scott, Marketing and Design Specialist
Jason Daniel Fair, Major Gifts Officer
Kimmarie Lynch, Crisis Services Coordinator
Matt Jorgensen, Webmaster
Odalis Gonzalez, Crisis Services Manager
Sandra Leon, Community Engagement Manager
Steve Mendelsohn, Deputy Executive Director
Tobias Rodriguez, Digital Marketing Specialist
Vanne-Paige Padgett, Community Engagement Coordinator
Wes Nemenz, Education Manager
The Advisory Board is a group of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills that compliment Trevor’s Board of Directors, staff and committee members. The Advisory Board allows Trevor to create and maintain formal and visible relationships with leaders in the community and people with highly respected skills in certain related fields such as Mental Health, Communication, Education, and Public Policy
Bryan Cochran Ph. D.
University of Montana Department of Psychology
Lara Embry Ph. D.
Private Practice, Birmingham, AL
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.
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.
Instructor – Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Brian Mustanski Ph. D.
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
A group of dedicated past board members who continue their work with The Trevor Project by supporting Trevor’s programs, strategic initiatives, lending expertise, and advocating for public policy that advances Trevor’s mission.
Brenda R. Freiberg
Jerry J. Ruiz
Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is a group of young leaders, ages 16-24, from across the United States who help expand The Trevor Project’s programs, spread awareness and education in their communities, and advise our services from a youth perspective
Jordan Scruggs: Co-Chair
Shontay Richardson: Co-Chair
Trevor NextGen Leadership
NextGen is a group of volunteers in New York and Los Angeles that spreads awareness, supports leadership development and advocacy, encourages lasting engagement with The Trevor Project, and hosts fundraising events
Trevor Ambassador Leadership
Trevor Ambassadors are key volunteer groups in 7 major U.S. cities who work to expand Trevor’s program, communications and fundraising efforts to new geographic areas
SALT LAKE CITY
For general questions or comments: 310-271-8845
For donor inquiries, please contact:
Jason Daniel Fair
Major Gifts Officer
212-695-8650 ext. 331
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