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.

4. Advocate for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people.

Strategic Plan

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

Chris Allieri
Phil Armstrong
Lisa Brende
Ben Boyd
Ken Campbell
Andre Caraco
Brian Dorsey, Vice-Chair
Christian Dowell, Secretary
Lara Embry
Jeffrey Fishberger
Joel Flatow
Michael Graham, Treasurer
Bonnie Graves, Member at large
Zack Hicks
Brian Irving
Meredith Kadlec, Chair
Scott McPhail
Dianne Molina
Michael Norton, Vice-Chair
Peggy Rajski, Executive Committee Member
Ruben Ramirez
Adam Shankman
Stacy Smithers
Brian Winterfeldt
Jeffrey Paul Wolff

This Board list reflects the end of fiscal year 2014.

Trevor Staff

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

Advisory Council

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.
Associate Professor
University of Montana Department of Psychology
Lara Embry Ph. D.
Clinical Psychologist
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.
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

Leadership Council

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.

Tim Aldrete
Richard Ayoub
Lisa Brende
Andre Caraco
Al Duncan
Brenda R. Freiberg
Michael Graham
Bonnie Graves
Sean McManus
Dianne Molina
Jim Murphy
Jason Oclaray
Brian Pendleton
Jerry J. Ruiz
Al Strasburg
Ricky Strauss
Ron Valdez
Jorge Valencia
Scott Zimmerman

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
Travis Amiel
Josh Deese
Andrea Dubin
Gabriel Garcia-Vera
Madelyn Gelpi
Luke Knudsen
Hannah Kopach
Ashley Mardell
MaKayla Reed
Alyx Steadman
Andii Viveros
Adam White
Brandon White
Kimberly Yu
Emma Zyriek

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

Adam Hunt
Grant Sloss

Anna Cave
Mike Hines

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

Josh Coyne
Amanda Machan

AJ Alvarez
Rebecca Chekouras

Collin Eggertz
Tim Webb

Patrick Kubik
James Luna

Zak Koffler
Jamie Woodard

Bo Billups
Nick Seaver

Contact Us

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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