Lucas County Suicide Prevention Coalition

We are a coalition of survivors of suicide, organizations, faith institutions, business owners, and health providers. We endeavor to work together to save lives by expanding access to local mental health prevention and supportive services. There is a place for you on this coalition. Consider joining us as we empower our residents of Lucas County to prevent suicide, inspire hope, and save lives!

Marriah Kornowa, Board Chair, Community Relations, Buckeye Health Plan

Jamie Putman Vice Chair, Education Specialist, Lucas County Juvenile Court

Clay Hepler Treasurer, Manufacturer Representative

Bev Bahret-Manager Outreach Program, Mercy Health

Jacob Bates- Chairman and Creative Arts Director, All in Academy, Inc.

Angie Carriker – BGSU Assistant Clinical Professor, Social Work

Danielle Cisterino- Manager, Community and Grant Programs ProMedica Ebeid Children’s Hospital

Bill Geha- Prevention Specialist, Director Peace Project

Shaulonda Jones – Assistant Program Manager, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Hassanayn Joseph – Attorney, Joseph Law, Ltd.

Mandisa Kekulah Forest – Licensed Professional Counselor

Lisa Kovach- University of Toledo Professor of Educational Psychology and Director, Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide

Kristin Moncrief- Optician and Owner, OptiGo

Manda Rice- Director of Grants and Organizational Giving, Mercy Health Foundation

Alex Thomas- Wellness and Recovery Center Manager, Neighborhood Properties, Inc.

Destiny Wholf – University of Toledo Nurse Practitioner, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Marriah Kornowa

Board Chair

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Jamie Putman

Vice Chair


Clay Hepler






Bev Bahret

Chair Emerita

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Manda Rice

Finance Committee Chair

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Alexandria Thomas


Dr. Lisa Kovach

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Danielle Cisterino


Jacob Bates


Mandisa Sherife-Kekulah


Kristen Moncrief


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